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Fetal exposure to bisphenol A as a risk factor for the development of childhood asthma: an animal model study

Nakajima et al. Environmental Health   Abstract Background The prevalence of asthma in industrialized countries has been increasing dramatically and asthma is now the most common chronic disease of children in the United States. The rapidity of the increase strongly … Continue reading

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Crude Awakening: Mineral Oil Contaminates Everyone’s Bodies

Source: GreenMedInfo The scientific literature indicates that there are at least two dozen adverse health effects linked to exposure to mineral oil, a crude oil derivative. New research indicates these fat-soluble hydrocarbons are accumulating to disturbing levels in our bodies, and … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding children ‘cuts risk of obesity and diabetes in later life’

Source: Daily Mail Breastfeeding may help to cut the risk of children developing diabetes and becoming obese in later life, scientists claim. New research shows that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children, which is likely to … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of SIDS

Source: Reuters Babies who are breastfed – especially those only fed breast milk, and not formula as well – are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, suggests a new analysis of past studies. While the … Continue reading

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Genetically modified cows produce ‘human’ milk

Source: BBC The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk. Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system … Continue reading

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