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2019 Year in Review

31 Dec 2019

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You Asked: Is it true that infants should not be given honey?

3 Jan 2019

Problems can arise if infants under a year old, or patients who are immune-compromised, ingest honey that contains spores of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These spores are ubiquitous in soil and...

The Woes of Parenting: Are They All Woe-Worthy?

22 Mar 2018

Thanks to social media and the Internet, we are flooded with opinions about what to do, and what not to do, from an array of physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, naturopaths, chiropractors and...

Blue Eyes

2 Jun 2017

Most babies are born with blue eyes because at the time of their birth melanin has not been ‘deposited’ in the iris. Melanin is a light-absorbing biopolymer synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine...

Allergies: A Consequence of a Hygiene-Obsessed Society

20 Mar 2017

As our hygiene and cleanliness improves it seems we become more susceptible to allergies. It's as if our immune system is yearning for action, but having no enemies in the form of infectious agents...

Can hazelwood or amber necklaces help with the pain of babies' teething?

20 Mar 2017

Why are some mothers buying hazelwood or amber necklaces for their babies? It isn’t a new-fangled fashion statement. It’s actually old fashioned nonsense. These necklaces are being promoted as the...

Pesticides in Utero

20 Mar 2017

Can the decline in rational thinking that we seem to be experiencing these days be due to pesticide exposure while we were in the womb? That may not be as harebrained as it sounds. 

Are babies born by C-section more at risk than those born vaginally?

20 Feb 2017

Babies who are delivered by C-section don’t go through the birth canal, and as a result they don’t get the beneficial microbes that babies born via the birth canal receive. This might help explain...

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