Posts From October, 2012

Panel Advises Pregnant Women To Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

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October 29, 2012

After a frightening resurgence of whooping cough this year, an expert panel is urging expecting mothers to get a shot preventing the dreaded childhood disease, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby. The advice comes on the heels of one of the nation's worst years for whooping cough ... read more


Study: Mercury Exposure In Womb Linked To ADHD Symptoms In Children

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October 17, 2012

With attention deficit hyperactivity attention disorder (ADHD) on the rise in the United States, researchers are searching for possible explanations for the uptick, including fetal exposure to certain toxins such as lead, tobacco, pesticides, and chemicals like PCBs. The latest suspect is mercury, a metal that affects the central nervous system, which investigators believe may ... read more


Study Finds Vitamin D May Do Nothing To Prevent Common Colds

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October 14, 2012

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new study finds a dose of Vitamin D--long considered a surefire way to prevent a common cold--does nothing to stave off colds or other forms of upper respiratory tract infections. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included 322 healthy adults in New Zealand ... read more