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FATHERS MASSAGE THEIR INFANTS

Fathers today take an increasingly active interest in the care and nurturing of their infants. However, men often feel dissatisfied with their ability to form this meaningful relationship. 1,188 more words

Newborns

Vaccination and Anti-Vaccination

The topic of vaccination has become an increasingly touchy subject, with a lot of fear mongering and ignorance from both sides.  Both sides seem to prefer hurling insults at each other than discussing the subject with any form of civility.   1,140 more words

Andrew Wakefield

Study Finds Little Evidence of Association Between Parental Pesticide Exposure and Spina Bifida

The authors of the evaluation, conducted as part of the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, concluded, “Overall, there was little evidence paternal occupational pesticide exposure was associated with spina bifida. 22 more words

Agriculture

The Importance of Skin Stimulation for Babies

Skin Stimulation Is Important for Mammals

Skin sensitivity is the earliest-developed and most fundamental functions of the body. Nurturing stimulation of the skin is, in fact, essential for adequate organic and psychological development, both for animals and for human beings. 1,916 more words

Newborns

Vaccine Support From a Surprising Place

The Anti-Vax movement has been searching for the study to prove them right, to show the world the supposed dangers of vaccines. Many times, this search has led them to studies that have unfortunately fallen apart under further examination. 341 more words

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Study of Organophosphate Pesticide Metabolites in Latino Immigrants

The study compared urinary metabolites in both farm workers and non-farmworkers.  The authors reported metabolite detections were similar in the two groups.  They conclude, “Research to reduce pesticide exposure among Latino farmworkers and non-farmworkers is needed.”

Source: PubMed Abstract

Agriculture

Study on Occupational Health Impacts Over an Entire Product Lifecycle

In a very interesting study, Kijko et al. used a novel methodology to characterize possible occupational health impacts from a product’s entire supply chain.  The authors state, “This article presents an innovative approach to include occupational exposures to organic chemicals in life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) by building on the characterization factors set out in Kijko et al. 20 more words

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