“Safer prenatal Down’s syndrome test” will likely result in more deaths among unborn children

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
A new prenatal blood test may, in the near future, be used to determine if an unborn baby has Down's syndrome without the risk to the unborn child posed by invasive testing methods such as amniocentesis. But, my fear is that this test will actually cause the death of many unborn children. My Take? (more…)
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Vending Machines with Unhealthy Food Found in Most Middle Schools – Dr. Walt offers solutions for parents

Children's Health, Health Headlines, Medical Economics, Nutritional Health, Obesity, Parenting
Three-quarters of middle schools have vending machines where snacks and sugared drinks are sold, a new study finds. The research demonstrates that there are vending machines in most middle schools, and "that those vending machines don't always have the healthiest choices," said study author Amy Virus, a registered dietitian with the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. My Take? (more…)
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Study Agrees with Dr. Walt – St. John’s Wort effective for depression – with caveats!

Alternative Medicine, Health Headlines, Men's Health, Mental Health, Woman's Health
The herbal remedy St. John's Wort effectively treats symptoms of major depression, an analysis of previous studies found on Wednesday. St. John's Wort extracts tested in the different trials were better than placebos and as effective as standard antidepressants with fewer side effects, the researchers reported in the Cochrane review, a journal that analyses medical and scientific studies. My Take: (more…)
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