Children exposed to the common pollutant, naphthalene, show signs of chromosomal damage
(29 May 2012)
Children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations which have been previously associated with cancer.
Fatty acids in formula don't make babies smarter
(30 May 2012)
Baby formula that is supplemented with fatty acids in an attempt to mimic breast milk doesn't boost infants' brainpower any more than formula without extra fatty acids, according to a new review of several studies.
Health benefits of breastfeeding are real - here's the scientific proof
(30 May 2012)
Research shows that the content of breast milk changes as the child ages, naturally addressing the increased need for more fat and energy. It adapts to the toddlers developing system, providing the right nutrition at the right time.
'Safe' levels of arsenic in drinking water found to compromise pregnant/lactating mothers, offspring
(31 May 2012)
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water at the level the US Environmental Protection Agency currently deems as safe in the United States (10 parts per billion) induces adverse health outcomes in pregnant and lactating mice and their offspring.
Most new moms don't meet their own breastfeeding goals
(4 Jun 2012)
Two thirds of new mothers who intended to breastfeed exclusively for several months or more didn't meet their own goal.