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Childrens Health

Vitamin B12 in pregnancy could lead to quieter babies: Study

Women who eat steak, rich in vitamin B-12, during the first three months of their pregnancy are up to eight times more likely to have babies who cry less, according to a new study published in the journal Early Human Development.

Mercury-Containing Medicines: Harmful to Children

Dr. Joachim Mutter, author of one of the newest mercury studies, found evidence confirming that mercury in vaccines and other medical products could trigger autism. Another recent study observed that organic mercury is added to vaccines without sufficient safety testing, and warned that the use of mercury-containing Thimerosal is "potentially damaging the health of children."

Delayed Mental Development in Children & Insecticides

Lately there’s been a surge of disconcerting news regarding external factors that delay childhood development. New 3D games can sicken children and alter eyesight development, a standard American diet can lower IQs, and now there is telling evidence that insecticide use during pregnancy will cause the child’s IQ points to drop.

DPT vaccine causes permanent brain damage, 150 seizures a day in young girl

The father of a 29-year-old woman who was permanently injured as a young child by the DPT vaccine, a combination vaccine for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus, says if he had to do it all over again, he would still get his daughter vaccinated.

Probiotics improve health of children, but AAP plays it down with skepticism

In a new report summarizing the findings of several studies into the health benefits of probiotics for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges evidence of benefits but attempts to play it down by emphasizing that the science is not yet strong enough to recommend many uses.

One of the Most Dangerous 'Drinks' You Can Give Your Child

New research reveals that there could indeed be a link between the controversial MMR vaccine and autism, as well as bowel disease in children. The study appears to confirm the findings of doctor Andrew Wakefield, who suggested a possible link in 1998 and has since been accused of fraud.