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Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene

By on Jan 28, 2018 in 21st Century Nutrition, CHILDREN, PREGNANCY |

Written By: Robert Preidt THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) — A direct interaction between vitamin D and a common genetic variant may affect a person’s risk of multiple sclerosis, according to British and Canadian researchers who also said that vitamin D deficiency while in the womb and early in life may increase the risk of MS later in life. In the general...

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1 in 5 Preschoolers are Obese

By on Jan 28, 2018 in 21st Century Nutrition, CHILDREN, OBESITY |

CHICAGO – A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese. Overall, more than half a million 4-year-olds are obese, the study suggests. Obesity is more common in Hispanic and black youngsters, too, but the disparity is most startling in...

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C-Section Birth Raises Risk of Asthma in Newborns by 79 Percent

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, NUTRITION, PREGNANCY |

Children delivered by cesarean section (c-section) are significantly more likely to develop asthma and allergies later in life than children delivered through natural, vaginal birth, according to a study conducted by researchers from National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven, the Netherlands. Researchers compared the rates of asthma and...

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New Theory Links Ultrasound to Autism

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN, HEALTH AND WELLNESS |

In May 2006, figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed what too many parents and educators already knew: The incidence of autism is high, making it an “urgent public health issue,” according to Dr. Jose Cordero, director of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Only 12 years ago autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...

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Americans Are Less Healthy Than They Were in 1988

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, LIFE STYLE DESIGN, NUTRITION |

Anyone who hasn’t heard the healthy lifestyle message has to be living under a rock. But whether it’s the vegetable-hating inner child or the primal urge to conserve physical energy asserting itself, millions of middle-age Americans are having none of it. The obesity rate increased to 36 percent from 28 percent. And 43 percent of Americans said they worked out at...

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Considering the Swine Flu Vaccine? An Interview With Mary Tocco Vaccine Expert

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN, IMMUNIZATION, INSPIRING STORIES |

Mary Tocco is on the Board of Directors for WAVE, World Association for Vaccine Education, is the Director of Vaccine Research and Education for Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines, is also affiliated with Mothering Magazine, as a member of “Ask the Experts”. In 1994, a bill was introduced in Michigan, which threatened to remove the “Philosophical Exemption” to...

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4 Safety Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN |

Written By: Dr. Wegmann Halloween is traditionally a night where kids dress up and go door-to-door asking for treats.   Originally Halloween started as a religious holiday called “All Saints’ Day”.  Today Halloween is vaguely defined and not tied tightly to any particular religion.  Regardless of your religious upbringing or participation in Halloween, keeping our...

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Soda Tax Weighed as Way to Finance Health Care Commercial

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CANCER, CHILDREN, DIABETES, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, LIFE STYLE DESIGN, LIVING GREEN, NUTRITION, OBESITY |

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held the first ever conference on obesity titled “The Weight Of The Nation.” Obesity is a serious public health crisis, and according to new numbers released by the Journal of Health Affairs, spending on obesity-related health costs has doubled over the last decade, reaching a staggering $147 billion a...

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ADHD risk may be tied to pesticide exposure before birth

By on Jan 28, 2018 in CHILDREN, HEALTH AND WELLNESS |

Pregnant women should wash all fruits, vegetables carefully, study author says. Children whose mothers were exposed to widely-used pesticides such as malathion during pregnancy may be at increased risk of developing an attention disorder by age 5, a new study shows. Researchers found that the risk of attention disorders rose with increasing levels of metabolites —...

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