Today the FDA announced that 19 women were reported in medical publications who developed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the capsule around breast implants. This is more than the 10 women that FDA reported in September. Several of the women died. It is important to know that 24 cases of SCC have been reported to […]Read More »
Child & Teen Health
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Fitness Tracking Apps and Eating Disorders
Belinda Gorsuch, National Center for Health Research December 15, 2022 It seems there is an app for everything. About 69% of adults track health indicators, such as steps, calories, and hydration . But, has fitness tracking technology gone too far? Some believe our phones can help us improve our diet and exercise routines. Others claim […]Read More »
NCHR Comment on CPSC Adoption of Mandatory Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
October 5, 2022: “The updated warning gives parents clear advice on how to avoid the possible hazards of using bouncer seats. In addition, making the safety standard mandatory will help ensure widespread compliance by manufacturers.”Read More »
NCHR Letter to Members of the Board of the Los Gatos Union School District on Artificial Turf and Playgrounds
April 18, 2022: NCHR Letter to Superintendent Paul Johnson and Members of the Board of the Los Gatos Union School District regarding the health risks posed by artificial turf and playground surfaces.Read More »
What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder and Why Are More and More Kids Being Diagnosed with It?
ASD diagnoses have more than tripled from 1 in 150 (for children born in 1992) to 1 in 44 for children born in 2010 .This article discusses what we know about the causes of this disorder and why more and more children are diagnosed with ASD.Read More »