Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food

When parents think about the dangers of lead, paint and water often come to mind as potential sources. But a report published Thursday by the Environmental Defense Fund raises questions about another, surprising possibility: food. More specifically, baby food. The group looked at data from more than 12,200 food samples that were analyzed from 2003 to 2013 as part […]Related:Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip could be life-threateningDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring
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Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
The use of SMN replacement therapies (nusinersen and onasemnogene) is dramatically altering the natural disease history of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Due to maximal benefit with early treatment, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommended that SMA be included on universal carrier screening for all pregnant women beginning 03/2017 and was added to RUSP recommendations for newborn screening (NBS) on 07/2018. With implementation of prenatal diagnosis and NBS for SMA, the goal is earlier treatment initiation and better clinical outcomes.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
We report the results of a preconception carrier screening study using components of the Western Australian public health system. Non-pregnant couples were recruited through general practitioners and other healthcare professionals in metropolitan Perth or Busselton, a regional town in the South-West of Western Australia. Couples were tested for 474 genes associated with mostly severe recessive paediatric disorders using a targeted gene panel, as well as for spinal muscular atrophy and Fragile X by standard diagnostic laboratory protocols.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Background: The aim of this study is to compare the antenatal care, body weight, and weight gain in pregnancy between the adolescent and adult pregnancies and, thus, examine the impact ofadolescence on the studied parameters.Methods: This prospective study includes 300 pregnant women who were the patients of University Clinical Center Tuzla, Clinic for Gynecology andObstetrics from January 2011 to December 2014. The women were divided into two groups: an experimental group consisted of 150 adolescent pregnant women aged 13 –19 years and a control group consisted of 150 adult pregnant women aged 20–35 years. The...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that the severity of SCI greatly affects language ability. In children with severe SCI, social communication and social motivation negatively predicted receptive language and expressive language, respectively. Children with severe RRB may have more emotional-behavioral problems that require active intervention. PMID: 32975063 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities is designed to provide an accurate assessment of a patient's risk of carrying a fetus with a chromosomal disorder. A wide variety of prenatal screening and diagnostic tests are available; each offers varying levels of information and performance, and each has relative advantages and limitations. When considering screening test characteristics, no one test is superior in all circumstances, which results in the need for nuanced, patient-centered counseling from the obstetric care professional and complex decision making by the patient. Each patient sh...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
The position of the victim, speed of the bullet and path it follows all are critical in how severe injuries will be. Related:Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby foodDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring
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The position of the victim, speed of the bullet and path it follows all are critical in how severe injuries will be. Related:Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby foodDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring
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An increasing number of Americans with medically ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” and prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work, according to a new report. In some instances, patients have died after receiving intensive, long-term and inappropriate courses of intravenous antibiotics that led to septic shock. In other […]Related:Fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspringUNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteZika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC finds
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