Health News Brief: Exposure To Fire Retardants During Pregnancy Linked To Hyperactivity/Lower IQ In Kids, Mangoes May Help Lower Blood Sugar And Cancer Risk, Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk? American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

May 21. 2013   

Exposure To Fire Retardants During Pregnancy Linked To Hyperactivity, Lower IQ In Kids
Fire retardant chemicals that are supposed to protect children may actually cause intelligence and behavioral problems in young kids.
Source: Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Read More

Getting More Potassium And Less Salt May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Salt is a cheap, easy way to turn on taste buds. That’s one reason why it’s in so many of the foods we eat. It’s so commonly used that most Americans consume more than double the recommended daily limit for it.
Source: The British Medical Journal Read More

Mangoes May Help Lower Blood Sugar And Cancer Risk
Mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and help to limit inflammation US researchers suggest.
Source: Oklahoma State University Read More

3 Eye Diseases Of The Aging – Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Eyes may not be a window to the soul, as poets have claimed, but eyesight is certainly a window on the world. As boomers age, however, millions of them will struggle with some kind of eye disease.
Source: AARP Read More

Could Sucking Your Baby’s Pacifier Cut Allergy Risk?
We’ve all seen it. A pacifier tumbles out of a crying baby’s mouth and hits the floor with a wet thump. Maybe it bounces once or twice. Some parents throw it right in the trash. Others boil it. Some just give it a rinse in the sink.
Source: Sahlgrenska Academy of Göteborg University Read More



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