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    Soil Microbiomes Can Handle Monsanto Adding A Fungi-Based Inoculant To All Its U.S. Corn Seeds, Right?

Soil Microbiomes Can Handle Monsanto Adding A Fungi-Based Inoculant To All Its U.S. Corn Seeds, Right?

On Monday, Monsanto unveiled a new product. This is the first big development to come of Monsanto’s partnership with the Danish company Novozymes.

They’ve created the corn inoculant Acceleron® B-300 SAT. And it’s really perfect that the unveiling came on World Soil Day.

The industry giants say that they derived this product from fungi naturally found in the soil. They say it will help fertilizer work more efficiently and producing less CO2. They say it is expected to promote the growth of the corn plants. They say it will be great for the environment.

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    Crucial Information About Winter Babies, Countering Previous Vitamin D Research

Crucial Information About Winter Babies, Countering Previous Vitamin D Research

Midwives and doctors have known that vitamin D supplementation is important for some people for some time, but research has regularly shown that supplementing babies doesn’t seem to make too much of a difference. As it turns out though, the study designs probably had everything to do with the uncertain results. New an important research that was just published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. This latest study is a a multicenter, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial and it takes into consideration the most obvious an important aspect of vitamin D […]

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    Canadian Peds’ Advice On Circumcision Actively Defies AAP’s Suggestions, Disregards American’s Fears Over ‘Health Issues’

Canadian Peds’ Advice On Circumcision Actively Defies AAP’s Suggestions, Disregards American’s Fears Over ‘Health Issues’

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recently re-examined its official position on routine infant circumcision (RIC), given that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States had come to the conclusion within the past year that the benefits of this routine genital surgery outweighs any potential risks. The CDC’s draft recommendations stated that American doctors should let parents know that circumcision is recommended. So, the Canadians took another look at all of the relevant new info.

After scouring almost 1,600 journal articles and taking a fresh look at […]

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    NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs, like the OTC drugs that some women regularly take for menstrual cramps or cramping associated with ovulation, have been found to cause a drop in progesterone … A significant drop in progesterone. 

According to a very recent study’s lead investigator, Professor Sami Salman of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Baghdad, the findings have some serious implications:

“After just ten days of treatment we saw a significant decrease in progesterone, a hormone essential for ovulation, across all treatment groups, as well as functional cysts in one third of patients.”

The women were taking just about the […]

H. R. 2232: Mandatory Vaccination From Sea To Shining Sea

H. R. 2232 is called the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015” and is a game changer.  This bill would mandate that all students in public elementary schools and secondary schools be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
It aims to amend the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b). Basically, if any state or public entity of a state wants grant money from the federal government under the section, they will have to prove that the state requires all public school students be vaccinated […]

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    Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

McDonald’s might have been on to at least one thing it seems. Making meals happier by adding a seemingly inconsequential smiley face or sticker-prize to foods might make children more likely to eat that food. Many might assume that it’s the fries and chicken nuggets that kids are after, but it seems it might be the happy decals and tiny prizes that really made kids attracted to the Happy Meal.

A school in Cincinnati Ohio tested the theory. Could a smiley face sticker make children want to eat their veggies?

It seems so, according to new […]

Treating Thrush

Thrush in a child who had taken antibiotics. Author: James Heilman, M.D. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

It’s whispered on the playground, spoken of in hushed tones at Mommy ‘n Me, and brought up with embarrassment at pediatrician visits. That’s right, you’ve been there haven’t you? Thrush! It isn’t fun, and it isn’t pretty. Whether your first sign is nipple pain, a yeast infection of your own, an awful diaper rash in your baby, or the white in your baby’s mouth, this common malady in babies and mamas is […]

Fluoride In Drinking Water Can Cause Underactive Thyroid, New Research Says

New research out of the U.K. says indicates that fluoride can cause underactive thyroid. The higher rates of underactive thyroid occurred in areas where fluoride showed up in drinking water at a concentration greater than 0.3 mg per liter. Fluoride is added to drinking water in order to improve dental health though some liken it to medicating the public without consent.

The study was extensive and examined 98 percent of England’s GP practices. Areas with the greatest amounts of fluoride were added to the water were 30 percent more likely to see high rates of hypothyroidism. […]

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    Common Disinfecting Agents Discovered As A Possible Link To Infertility, But Only When Combined

Common Disinfecting Agents Discovered As A Possible Link To Infertility, But Only When Combined

A Virginia Tech biologist says that in 2012, her laboratory mice began having infertility troubles. Miscarriages became common, mice fetuses died in utero and the females were dying in labor. The mice that were born often had various birth defects. A geneticist at Washington State University was seeing a similar pattern after recently moving her work from a university in Ohio.

Normally fertility-linked toxins weren’t showing up in the tests. Residues of quaternary ammonia compounds (QACs) were detected, but they are so common, the finding was initially dismissed.

You’ve seen QACs.

“Two of the most commonly […]

Just a Commercial? Or Mommy Wars?

So I have to admit, I totally teared up at the Similac commercial everyone has been talking about.  Haven’t seen it yet?  Check it out:

So is this just a commercial? In under 3 minutes, not only does this ad make us feel more connected as parents, it also brings to light some of the divisions as well, making important discussions we ought to be having instead look like Mommy Wars.  I was interested to see how the rest of the web reacted and I think most people seemed to feel […]