Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

IVF and Autism – Finland Study

Autism spectrum disorders in IVF children: a national case-control study in Finland. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23293220 Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 1/Varia, Turku 20014, Finland. Abstract STUDY QUESTION: Does IVF increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)? SUMMARY … Continue reading

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New Ideas with Worms.

Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/parasitic-worms-may-help-treat-diseases-associated-with-obesity/ Athens, Ga. – On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some … Continue reading

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Obesity, Mothers and Vitamin D

Vitamin D levels in umbilical cord blood found to be lower if mother is obese http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/01/obese-moms-risk-having-babies-with-low-vitamin-d_mobile.html By Erin White CHICAGO — Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D … Continue reading

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