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ADHD Medications double Children's risk of serious Damage to Cardiovascular Health
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ADHD Medications double children's risk of damage to cardiovascular health. These medications can cause arrhythmias, hypertension, pulmonary heart disease, heart failure and other serious heart diseases. . . . Read more »

 
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Maternal Antidepressant use can cause Infant Structural Brain Damage
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Maternal antidepressant use may be associated with structural brain changes in infants, according to a recent study lead by Rebecca Knickmeyer, PhD. an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . . . .  Read more »

 
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Maternal Depression and Poor Nutrition Impact Child Cognitive Function
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Women who had symptoms of depression during pregnancy were more likely to have unhealthy diets and the children of these mothers had lower scores on tests for cognitive functioning. Read what these researchers recommend . . . . Read more »

 
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Why Children Raised on Rural Farms are Immune from Allegies and Asthma
Ralph Teller, Ironman Triathlete

 

 

 

 

Researchers have long observed the so-called "farm effect" -- the very low allergy and asthma rates found among children raised on farms in central Europe. Dr. Mark Holbreich, an Allergist, noticed after two decades of treating Amish patients, that . . . . Read more »

 
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Mother's Sufficient Iron Stores during early Pregnancy Vital to Infant Health
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Findings from a recent study published in Human Reproduction reaffirm the importance of maintaining adequate stores of iron to promote infant health. Adequate levels of iron in a mother is important prior to, or early in, pregnancy to promote a . . . . Read more »

 
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Preterm Birth Risk Factors - Marijuana Use, Hypertension, Low Body Mass Index, Fertility Hormone Treatment
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A recent study has highlighted several environmental risk fasters associated with preterm births (PTB) that are within the control of the mother. Women intending to conceive can make certain lifestyle changes several months before conception to . . . .  Read more »

 
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Marijuana Use During Pregnancy linked to Major Brain Birth Defects
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In utero exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a major psychoactive component of marijuana, is associated with an increased risk for anencephaly and neurobehavioural deficiencies in the offspring. Anencephaly is when the forebrain fails . . . . Read more »

 
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Low First Trimester Vitamin D Increases Risk of Gestational Diabetes
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Women with lower serum levels of Vitamin D during the first trimester of pregnancy are at significantly greater risk for developing Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM) later in pregnancy. The study found that low levels of Vitamin D . . . Read more »

 
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Important to Mother's, Fetal and Infant Health
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A woman's nutritional health, before and during pregnancy, and during lactation, influences the health of her developing baby. Availability of Omega-3 Fatty Acids during pregnancy, lactation may influence maternal mental health . . . . Read more »

 
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Antipsychotics Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults
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No surprise here! In a retrospective study of more than 43,000 individuals, children and young people who were prescribed antipsychotics were significantly more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes within the first year of use . . . .  Read more »

 
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Doctor Group seeks to Limit Antipsychotics use due to Harmful Side Effects
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Doctors are prescribing antipsychotics, including antidepressants, to children, adults and the elderly at alarming rates, when they shouldn't be, causing (i) signficant health problems to many people and (ii) added stress to the general community . . . . Read more »

 
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Folate Natural Food Sources for Peak Health
Ralph Teller, Ironman Triathlete

 

 

 

 

Folate is especially important during periods of rapid cell growth, such as during infancy and pregnancy, as folate is needed to make the building blocks of cells. Here is a list of natural food sources of folate, your best source for folate . . . . Read more »

 
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Early Age Cannabis Use Linked to Schizophrenia Symptoms
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A recent study provides further support for a strong association of early cannabis (pot) use with the development of psychosis symptoms characteristic of disorders in Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD) from adolescence to middle adulthood. . . . . Read more »

 
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Fish Consumption During Pregnancy Protects against ADHD. Mercury tainted Fish increases ADHD risks
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A recent study has found that (i) low-level prenatal mercury exposure is associated with a greater risk of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) related behaviors and (ii) fish consumption during pregnancy is protective against these behaviors. . . . .  Read more »

 


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