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Americans are Sicker and Die Sooner than all Other Industrialized Countries

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  Overall, Americans die sooner and have higher rates of disease and injury from birth to age 75 than all other industrialized countries! Included are infant mortality, birth weight, injuries and homicides, teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug deaths, obesity and diabetes, chronic lung disease and generalized disability. Over...

Cell Phone Use in Pregnancy Associated with Behavioral Disorders

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Yale researchers exposed mice to a muted, silenced, cell phone for all 19 days of their pregnancy and found that there were changes in the brain similar to what is seen in ADHD. The offspring had hyperactivity and less memory. Data on cell phone health issues is slowly surfacing. It may be related to brain tumors and a variety of behavioral disorders.    

Conflicts of Interest with Pink Ribbon Leaders

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most people think that "Pink Ribbon" leaders are doing a great job in helping prevent the breast cancer epidemic. However, they are sponsored by cosmetic companies that include products that cause cancer; this includes Estee Lauder, Avon, and Revlon. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started by a drug company, Astra Zenica, that sells chemotherapy...

Connection of Low Birth Weight and Obesity

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2024
Research continues to show just how important it is for pregnant women to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle.  An article in the journal "Brain Research" states: Nutritionally deprived newborns and fetuses have less neurons in the region of the brain that controls food intake.  Because of the lack of neurons these babies are programmed...

How Antibiotics Can Make Your Kids Fat

submitted by: admin on 12/17/2014
We already know that children who are exposed to antibiotics at an early age may be associated with obesity in their early years. However, this study is the first to show that offspring of pregnant mothers who take antibiotics during the second or third trimester have an 86% increased risk of becoming obese by age 7 compared to those mothers not taking antibiotics....

Link Between Mother's Diet and Childhood Obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Medical researchers have discovered that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can affect a child's risk for obesity many years later. They show that diet can change how DNA expresses itself with regard to appetite regulation. These epigenetic changes suggest that measures to prevent childhood obesity should also target on improving the mother's nutrition...

NSAIDs Double Risk of Miscarriage

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
It is amazing that NSAIDs would be used by anyone who is pregnant. We know that many drugs have serious effects on the developing fetus. Because we know that NSAIDs cause at least 30,000 deaths every year in the US and 300,000 hospitalizations, who in their right mind would suggest that a pregnant women, especially in the first trimester use an NSAID? There...

Overuse of Medications in Pregnancy

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
The CDC recently reported that there is widespread and increasing medication use among pregnant women even though there is insufficient information on the risks and safety of the vast majority of medications, whether OTC or prescription. About 3/4 of all pregnant women use at least one medication during the first three months of their pregnancy. Over the past...

Pregnancy and Flu Shots

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  When doctors recommend the flu shot patients are 50 times more likely to take it. We need studies to prove that the flu shot is safer than not taking it...they don't exist. The rate of spontaneous abortions is an issue that is not worked out. Mercury is concentrated 15 times in the baby's blood stream over that which is in the mother; this...

Probiotics in Pregnancy

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The relationship of probiotics to birth weight and prematurity are discussed. The overall value of the microflora of the body is reviewed. Inflammation and immunity are influenced by the microflora of the body.

SSRI Antidepressants are Risky in Pregnancy

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The October 31, 2012 issue of Human Reproduction published an article from Harvard and Tufts Medical Centers stating that SSRI antidepressants should not be used in pregnancy because they lead to worsened pregnancy outcomes, have not been shown to be of benefit, and are massively overused in clinical practice. This family of drugs is associated with...

When is it Okay to Take an Antidepressant

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
In our pharmaceutically oriented culture, antidepressants are often looked as the solution for depression. We want the quickest fix that will get us back on our feet and back to work. And the medical profession has been trained to resort to using antidepressants, especially the SSRI type that include Prosac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Luvox rather than...

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