Notable News for the Week: August 17th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 17th, 2018

How Forests Improve Kids’ Diets

A global study indicates that children have better nutrition when they live near forests.

FDA Approves First Generic Epi-Pen

The first generic epi-pen has been approved for use by the FDA.

Research Links Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

Research indicates that high levels of exposure to DDT in women may more than double the risk of autism in their children.

Stress During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Mood Disorders for Female Offspring

A new study reports that high levels of hormone during pregnancy show increased anxious and depressive-like behaviors in females at age 2.

Whole Blood Test for Toxoplasmosis is Sensitive, Specific

Transmission of toxoplasmosis during pregnancy can lead to sever problems; research shows efficacy of a low-cost whole blood test.

More than 400 Cases of Illness from McDonald’s Salads

More than 400 illnesses have been reported from a bacteria linked to salads sold at McDonald’s in 15 states.

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