New York State Attorney General cites American Council on Science and Health Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science Dr. Josh Bloom and ACSH Advisor Dr. David Seres in criticizing dietary supplements. Read more here.
Obesity not only decreases the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant, but obese women are also at increased risk of complications (such as gestational diabetes and elevated blood pressure with its more-worrisome pre-eclampsia)
Recent data from the CDC show that the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) has increased substantially in the last decade.
Last year we wrote about the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency altering their recommendations on fish consumption and telling women who are pregnant or breast-feeding young children to eat at least two servings (about six to eight ounces) of low-mercury seafood each week. And now, the Dietary
Up to 20 percent of women may experience depressive symptoms at some point during pregnancy, and up to a year after giving birth. It isn t a flaw or a weakness and it is something that needs to be taken seriously.
Although we here at ACSH have often been skeptical about the utility of various dietary supplements including many vitamins and minerals there is one that we think is vitally important.
Carrier screening is a type of genetic testing performed on couples who are expecting or planning for a baby to see if they may be at risk for passing a genetic disorder on to their children. Carrier screening was previously targeted at people from certain ethnic groups, for example
The percentage of women giving birth prematurely in the United States has dropped to 11.4 percent in 2013 - about 450,000 babies - says the March of Dimes premature births report card the lowest percentage in 17 years. About 231,000 fewer babies
Think newborns should be slim and trim? Think again. A very large study evaluating children s health and intellectual status as a function of birth weight found that heavier babies do better in school, with 10 lbs. being optimal.
According to the Institute of Medicine guidelines published in 2009, obese women those women with a BMI of 30 or greater should gain no more than five to nine kilograms (about 10-20 lbs) when pregnant. A new study, published in the journal Obesity, found that obese women who were part of a weight management
Survey says: the overwhelming majority of Ob-Gyns don t discuss toxic chemicals with moms-to-be. The activists spin: Most Ob docs are not up on these risks. Really? Maybe not as up as EWG!