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Animal Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Children with Autism

Animal Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Children with Autism

A child with autism who has trouble connecting with his peers and the world at large, may find himself learning from and making a meaningful connection with… a cow? The image is awe-inspiring,

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New Research Shows That Autism May Begin in the Womb

New Research Shows That Autism May Begin in the Womb

According to new reports via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. With

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Babies Exposed to Pollution in Utero are 283% More Likely to Suffer from Autism

Babies Exposed to Pollution in Utero are 283% More Likely to Suffer from Autism

Photo by Shutterstock New research shows that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common among children born to mothers who were exposed to pollution during pregnancy. In compiling the data,

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Measles Outbreaks in NYC and California Attributed to Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate

Measles Outbreaks in NYC and California Attributed to Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate

Photo by CDC/ Amanda Mills There has been another rash of recent measles outbreaks in New York City and California. Now with 19 known cases in NYC and 32 cases in California, you may be thinking,

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Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Nearly 3 in 5 babies (or 60%) are born with jaundice, a condition that leaves their skin and eyes with a yellowish tint due to excess bilirubin in their blood. In most cases, newborns will recover without

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Risk of Mental Illness Rises for Children Born to Fathers Who are Older than 45

Risk of Mental Illness Rises for Children Born to Fathers Who are Older than 45

Photo by Shutterstock New research published recently in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows that children born to middle-aged men (45 years and older) may be more likely to develop mental illnesses

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Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Industrial Chemicals that Harm Developing Brains Have More than Doubled in the Past Seven Years

Photo by Shutterstock New research from Mount Sinai and the Harvard School of Public Health features some alarming news. The number of industrial chemicals known to cause neurodevelopmental disabilities,

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Scientists Discover BPA Exposure is Directly Linked to Cancer

Scientists Discover BPA Exposure is Directly Linked to Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock Although Bisphenol A (BPA)-laden plastics and other products have been eliminated to a point, there’s still plenty of BPA swirling around in products you and your family use

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New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

New Study Confirms Close Proximity to Fracking Wells in Colorado Results in Higher Incidence of Birth Defects

Photo by Shutterstock New research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has found positive associations between fracking pollution and a higher prevalence of birth defects. Birth

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New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

New Study Finds Home Birth is a Comparatively Safe Option for Women with a Low-Risk Pregnancy

Photo by Shutterstock Although home birth frequency has increased within the last 20 years, very few women choose home sweet home as their baby’s birth place. In fact, a comprehensive study on home

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Chemical Preservative Used in Some Baby Wipes is Causing Scaly, Itchy Rashes on Children

Chemical Preservative Used in Some Baby Wipes is Causing Scaly, Itchy Rashes on Children

Photo by Shutterstock According to new research, traditional store bought baby wipes may be causing allergic reactions in some children, including itchy, scaly, red rashes. The discovery, announced in a

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Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Low Levels of BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock Another day, another health malady linked to BPA exposure. Studies in rodents have shown that early-life exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can wreak havoc on the prostate, enhancing the

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New Study Suggests, You Are What Your Father Eats

New Study Suggests, You Are What Your Father Eats

Photo by Shutterstock A pregnant woman’s prenatal diet has always been under the proverbial microscope in terms of developing a healthy baby. But a new McGill University study has discovered that

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LEGO Calendar Playfully Organizes Schedules & Synchronizes with Smartphones

LEGO Calendar Playfully Organizes Schedules & Synchronizes with Smartphones

When it comes to coordinating busy schedules, families could no doubt benefit by getting everybody on the same page. London-based design firm, Vitamins has created a LEGO calendar that uses the little

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Donate New and Used LEGO Bricks to Support Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Donate New and Used LEGO Bricks to Support Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This December, Pleygo, the cool company that allows you to borrow and trade LEGO sets, is holding their first official Pleygo Holiday Brick Drive. Organized by Pleygo and partner organization,

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Inhabitots’ 2013 Guide to Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Inhabitots’ 2013 Guide to Holiday Gifts That Give Back

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NEW REPORT: ‘Super Germs’ Threaten to Erase a Century of Medical Advances

NEW REPORT: ‘Super Germs’ Threaten to Erase a Century of Medical Advances

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Top Tips on Making Foolproof Homemade Holiday Gifts People Will Love to Receive

Top Tips on Making Foolproof Homemade Holiday Gifts People Will Love to Receive

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