A newly released study of children and young adults with concussions provides us with specific guidelines about returning to activity. In this case, the activity is cognitive.
A new, very large, well-designed and important study linking specific prenatal maternal environmental exposures to later autism, conducted by researchers from Harvard and the MIND Institute in Davis, has just been published. Here is the link to the article. The study of 325 autistic individuals and over 22,000 healthy children, compared data about environmental levels of […]
A large new study of adolescents in the Minneapolis area surprised and excited the study authors and a writer for the New York Times. They found that many of the girls and over 1/3 of the boys were doing things (changing eating patterns, exercising, taking protein drinks or using steroids) to improve their body composition. […]
As you are probably aware, and I have written about previously, the US is in the midst of a whooping cough epidemic. With a “business-as-usual” bias, a number of agencies, individuals within the medical community and representatives of major media outlets have blamed “ignorant and irresponsible” parents choosing not to vaccinate their children as the […]
The rate of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is rapidly rising and estimated to be 12% nationwide by US Census Bureau data. According to community estimates, ADHD rates are as high as 20% in some areas. Nationwide the percentage of children receiving prescription medication for ADHD is approaching 5% (and well over that in some […]
Over time we have gotten used to the idea that some things we cannot see, can still cause us harm. In fact, much longer ago, say 1,500 years, people were concerned about vaporous humors floating out of swamps and causing illnesses. Those ethereal malefic influences often proved to be tiny creatures like mosquitoes carrying invisible […]