3 New Understandings for Perinatal Diets

It is well accepted that a nutritious diet is important during pregnancy, which is probably why pregnancy multivitamins are the most commonly purchased nutritional supplement in Australia.  However recent scientific advances have verified that there is an inextricable link between perinatal nutrition and an infant’s risk of developing non communicable diseases later in life.  In […]

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Toxic playgrounds: Broken Hill kids exposed to poisonous dust

By Mark Patrick Taylor; Louise Kristensen; Marek Rouillon, and Simon Mould In the shadows of Broken Hill’s rich mining history lies a legacy of contamination and regulatory failure that will likely outlive any benefits locals derive from mining. One in five children aged under five in Broken Hill have blood lead levels above the current […]

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Toxic chemicals and pollutants affect kids’ brain development

By Mark Patrick Taylor The news that toxic chemicals may be triggering a rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia in the United States has rightly prompted concern among parents. But what contaminants are Australian children exposed to that might increase the risk of brain and developmental disorders? In 2006, US researchers Philippe […]

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