US Child with Autism Awarded Nearly a Million Dollars, and Our Media Ignores It?

I am well aware that the official stance by the CDC, the FDA, the AAP, and basically every major news organization in the US is that vaccines don’t cause autism. We all know this. Yet,  I have friends that will personally attest to a rapid regression into “autistic like behavior” …

FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT, Informed Consent Information

The FDA announced earlier this month that it approved GSK’s Fluarix Quadrivalent flu vaccine. Getting this new flu vaccine, or any flu vaccine is a decision that is supposed to only be done after the patient or the patient’s guardian has been fulling informed of all of the risks involved with that …

Autism, Iron and Aggression

In perfect timeliness, my AAP Smart Brief linked email me to an article in Family Practice News that discussed how antipsychotic medication sometimes prescribed for aggression problems in children diagnosed with autism may cause iron deficiency. The article said, ” Children with autism spectrum disorders already are at increased risk of iron deficiency, previous studies have …

The UN and Their Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

In big news on Monday, the UN approved a resolution that banned the practice of female genital mutilation. It was a unanimous decision. This resolution has 110 sponsors and is virtually certain to be approved by the entire general assembly, most likely by the end of this year. At this …

LifeWraps, an innovation in midwifrey

Professor Suellen Miller, already known as a co-author of A Book for Midwives, has adapted a century old piece of first aid equipment to deal with obstetric hemorrhage. Obstetric hemorrhage is considered one of the most serious complications of childbirth. It is the leading cause  of maternal mortality  from pregnancy and …

Flame Retardants (in sleepwear and bedding) and their links with developmental disorders.

My kids don’t wear pajamas. My kids wear comfy clothing to bed, because children’s pajamas contain flame retardants. Likewise,  crib mattresses,mattresses and bedding all contains flame retardants too. Actually  toxic flame retardants have been found in about 80% of all children’s products. I get the point of it. If there were …

Triclosan made the news again. Why we don't use it.

Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical that is found in many household items, not just antibacterial soaps. Medical Daily just reported that a new study out of Norway linked triclosan with increased childhood allergies.  The Norwegian scientists also said triclosan can change the bacterial flora of the skin, mouth and gut. Given that allergies have to …

The "Autism and Flu Correlation" study and its inevitable use in marketing the flu shot.

By now, you’ve probably seen the news articles, like this one, reporting on the Danish study published in Pediatrics that found “that maternal influenza infection was associated with a twofold increased risk of infantile autism” and that “prolonged episodes of fever caused a threefold increased risk of infantile autism.”  You’ve probably …