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FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2008 FDA Warns Consumers Against Using Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream Product can be harmful to nursing infants The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use or purchase Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises, Inc., because the product contains potentially harmful ingredients that may cause […]

Measles Outbreak

Since January 2008, there have been 64 cases of measles reported in nine states in the U.S. That may seem like a small number, but it’s actually the highest number for the same period of time since 2001. Currently outbreaks are still going on in Arizona, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin. 63 of the 64 […]

Plastic baby bottles (again)

We’ve posted concerns about possible health effects from BPA (bisphenol A) on our blog before, but the National Toxicology Program reaffirmed these concerns this week. The program, which reviewed the existing scientific literature, commented that there may be adverse effects, particularly in infants who are exposed to BPA. So, if you are in the market […]

Gene linked to autism

Two separate studies, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine and in Human Molecular Genetics, identified an abnormal region on Chromosome 16 that is found in 1% of kids with autism. Obviously, this is not an explanation for all children affected by autism, but it may be the beginning of more research […]

Mercury out, autism rates still going up

A study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry this week, looked at the number of cases of autism in California BEFORE thimerosal preservative was removed from the standard recommended vaccination series in 2001 and AFTER. Guess what? The rates of autism are still climbing in California. This is the same thing that Denmark found […]

HIB Vaccine Recall

As expected, the Centers for Disease Control have recommended that the booster dose of HIB vaccine (given at either the 12 or 15 month well check) be postponed until the vaccine shortage is over. Children who are considered high risk of getting HIB infection are still prioritized to get their booster shots. Babies will continue […]

HIB Vaccine Recall

As you may have heard, Merck pharmaceutical company has recalled 10 lots (batches) of vaccinations that protect against the bacterial infection known as HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae B). This amounts to about 1 million doses being taken off the market. Merck voluntarily did this as a precautionary measure when manufacturing equipment was found to be contaminated […]

New Autism Screening recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that ALL children be specifically and systematically screened for autism at their 18 month and 2 year old well checks. A questionnaire should be given to parents at both visits and reviewed by the doctor. While there is no one perfect screening test, the one being recommended by […]

The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism

Here is a reprint of guest opinion authored by Dr. Ari Brown in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal: October 27, 2007    Vaccines and AutismBy ARI BROWNOctober 27, 2007; Page A8Dangerous vaccines that harm kids. An epidemic of disabled children, hurt by an uncaring medical establishment. Sounds like a B-grade Hollywood thriller. But this is […]