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Mercury to blame for sharp rise in Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis

2017-02-19 04:12

The theory that Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is only caused by a genetic defect, has been blown out of the water, with recent studies suggesting that ASD symptoms are caused by neurological damage, likely induced by an inflammatory process, triggered by high levels of mercury in the body.

It is well known that Mercury is a neurotoxin and that it induces inflammatory mediator release from human

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Treating girls like sexual objects should be discouraged

2017-01-26 06:05

Researchers have observed there is a direct association between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression directed towards them. An awareness of this problem should lead to aggressive initiatives to discourage treating girls as if they are sexual objects.

Our society has become increasingly violent in recent years and much of this violence has been directed against young girls.

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Food industry pledge for healthy meals falls flat

2017-01-24 19:49

A Harvard study shows children's menus are still laden with salt, calories and fat, despite a 2011 pledge from national restaurant chains to serve up better nutrition.

Perhaps you remember the Kids LiveWell pledge that was launched by the National Restaurant Association in 2011 that now appears like more rhetoric than action.

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There are ways to help your child sleep well

2017-01-03 20:11

Sleeping well at night is essential to the healthy development of children and there are ways you can help your child sleep well at night.

Getting adequate good quality sleep is essential for the healthy development of children in body and mind. There are many ways you can help your child sleep well naturally at night.

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When it comes to kids ear infection, more antibiotic better than less

2017-01-03 14:39

Researchers put to test best practice when it comes to treating kids' ear infections. What researchers found is that giving too short a course of antibiotics can be inffective. What's the best way to help your child when they are crying and tugging at their ears?

Researchers publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine also found longer time taking antibiotics did not cause any side effects or antibiotic resistance among children age 6 to 23 months.

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Kids have less asthma attacks with indoor smoking bans

2016-12-29 06:27

Researchers have found that there are less visits to the emergency room by kids for asthma after bans on indoor smoking.

Asthma is a very serious potentially life threatening condition for kids to have to cope with. Bans on indoor smoking can have a positive impact for kids in dealing with this condition.

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Unsafe advertising for infant sleep environments could be deadly

2016-12-28 07:40

Researchers say advertisers often depict sleeping environments which are unsafe for infants.

It is very important to be very careful about the safety of environments for babies due to the unusually fragile nature of developing infants.

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There may be BPA leaching from your baby's teether

2016-12-09 06:47

There are many teethers on the market which may soothe your baby but which may also contain low levels of BPA.

Every baby likes to spend time chewing on teethers. However even though just about all teethers seem to soothe a baby not all teethers are healthy for a baby.

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