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WHO Reports Significant Overuse of Antibiotics to Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infections

WHO Reports Significant Overuse of Antibiotics to Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) presented findings of extensive overuse of antibiotics during the peak years of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have made the already existing threat of antimicrobial resistance much worse.1 The WHO has called antibiotic resistance one of the greatest global public health threats.2 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

One in Four New Jersey Teens With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

One in Four New Jersey Teens With Autism May Be Undiagnosed

A 2023 study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that despite advances in screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one in 55 teenagers met the criteria for ASD; however, one in four 16-year-olds on the autism spectrum had not received a formal diagnosis.1 Walter Zahorodny, PhD, an associate professor […]

Massachusetts Unprepared to Care for Thousands of Autistic Young Adults

Massachusetts Unprepared to Care for Thousands of Autistic Young Adults

Thousands of autistic children in Massachusetts are reportedly now transitioning into adulthood, and those, who have been diagnosed with severe forms of neurological dysfunction, will experience even more challenges as they get older. Parents, health professionals and child health advocacy groups have warned for years that there will eventually be a growing demand for lifetime […]

Shortage of Adderall Affecting Behavior in Children and Adults

Shortage of Adderall Affecting Behavior in Children and Adults

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of a drug formulation of amphetamine mixed salts, commonly referred to by the brand name Adderall. Adderall is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including anger, anxiety, forgetfulness and trouble focusing.1 Adderall […]

Acetaminophen Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Disorders in Children

Acetaminophen Linked to Autism and Other Neurological Disorders in Children

Citing new studies linking the analgesic drug acetaminophen (a chemical also known as paracetamol or by brand names Tylenol and Panadol) to the development of neurological conditions such as autism, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity in their children, women in the United States have filed 87 lawsuits in seven states against several pharmacies that sell the […]

Study Reveals Baby Food Contains Heavy Metals

Study Reveals Baby Food Contains Heavy Metals

Story Highlights A recent study released by Healthy Babies Bright Futures showed that 95 percent of baby foods that were tested contained at least one heavy metal. Research shows that heavy metals negatively affect child development. Animal vaccine experts have said there are 23 different strains of FMD viruses and pre-vaccinating animals is not a […]

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