Breastfeeding and Rickets

Breastfeeding is very good for babies, but a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that breastfeeding babies be given vitamin D supplements to prevent them from developing rickets or vitamin D deficiency.

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Cancer Researchers with Industry Ties Report “Rosier” Results

With all of the cancer studies being performed today, how can consumers be sure of their accuracy? A study by Dr. Reshma Jagsi at the University of Michigan and her colleagues indicates that cancer studies are more likely to have positive results when the researchers have ties to the company that makes the product being studied. With nearly one-quarter of relevant research articles disclosing a conflict of interest, this causes reason for concern.

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Blind Adults in America: Their Lives and Challenges

A report by the National Research Center for Women & Families–a closer look at non-institutionalized legally blind adults living in the U.S. Exactly where are they living? How many are living in poverty or near poverty? How is their health? What programs and services are they using, and are their needs being met? What are their daily lives like? Are there regional differences that we need to be aware of to improve policies for adults who are blind?

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