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Pets Help Autistic Children Improve Social Skills

Recent research by The University of Missouri shows that dogs act as a social lubricant for children with autism, helping them "build assertiveness and confidence in their interactions with others" …

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Exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Doubles Cancer Risk

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found a link between some pesticides and a significantly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a type of cancer of the lymphati…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France. The scientists investigated th…

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New Study Links Pesticide Exposure to Autism

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Davis and UC Los Angeles published findings that further strengthen the link between pesticide exposure and autism.  According to the researchers, this…

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Oregon’s Non-Medical Vaccine Waiver Law Goes Into Effect Today

Oregon has the highest percentage of children entering school with non-medical waivers for at least one, and sometimes more, vaccination. State officials are hoping to change that statistic. State …

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms comprising your body's microflora outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. It's becoming increasingly clea…

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Study Links Roundup to Obesity, Cancer, and More

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Entropy indicates that glyphosate—the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer—may be linked to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabete…

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Autism, Air Pollution, And My Son

I am a mom concerned about autism, and I am a clean air activist. And I think the two things are connected. On March 1st of this year, a new research study connecting autism and air pollution was p…

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The Effects of Cow’s Milk on Babies

Evolution devised an ingenious way to bond infant to mother: proteins in milk that break down into peptides that have opiate-like drug effects. But what if a breastfeeding mother is herself effectivel…

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