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Mode of delivery and childhood illness: A randomized trial in 2004.

One of the biggest difficulties in proving a causal link between cesarean birth and chronic health problems in childhood is the type of research studies that can practically and ethically be done during pregnancy. 644 more words


Cesareans and chronic childhood disease: Time for a public discussion

In an analysis published in the most recent edition of The BMJ, Drs. Jan Blustein and Jianming Liu examine the evidence that cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of chronic childhood diseases like asthma, type 1 diabetes, and obesity. 661 more words


Talk Radio Got Me All Fired Up.

Today I was driving home from my work appointments and listening to the local sports talk radio show. It’s a few days before the Super Bowl, and it seems all have moved on from “Deflate Gate” so a new topic needed to headline the next talking segment. 566 more words


Is it the cesarean, or the absence of labor?

I’ve written a fair amount about the association between cesarean birth and the increased risk of immune-related diseases like asthma, diabetes, celiac disease, and even… 631 more words


5 articles to read this morning

Oscar Pistorius’ Trigger. Read here

Forcing a woman to have a cesarean is an assault we won’t tolerate. Read here

In the public interest. Covering SMSes, sobs and shootings. 32 more words

Current Affairs


Just back from three weeks Down Under, where I was invited to address the Rural Health West Annual Conference in Perth. The theme this year was “Children of All Ages: Health Across the Continuum in Rural Communities.” It was a wonderful experience, and I’m grateful to Belinda Bailey and the organizing committee for their warmth and hospitality. 365 more words