The Amazing Story of Anastasha – Part 9 – Day of Life 192

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Parenting
Here's another update for you from Craig DeLisi about his unborn child Anastasha, who has been diagnosed with anencephaly, for which there is no cure or treatment. Craig is now letting us know of how many days she's been alive, from the date of her conception. I hope you’ll join with me in keeping the DeLisis in your prayers. Here's the latest: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not…
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Recommendations for Adult Doses of Vitamin D Increasing

Children's Health, Men's Health, Nutritional Health, Woman's Health
According to the experts at the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Vitamin D doses recommended for routine supplementation in adults will continue to move higher. Many experts, including me, have long been calling for higher doses. Now new guidelines from Osteoporosis Canada recommend up to 1000 IU/day for adults under age of 50 and up to 2000 IU/day for adults over 50. The Institute of Medicine in the US is also expected to raise recommendations sometime soon. For now, the NMCD experts recommend 1000-2000 IU/day for most adults and 400 IU/day for most infants and children.
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Family Research Council Responds to British Fetal Pain Study, Says It’s Flawed

Bioethics, Children's Health, Woman's Health
According to a report from LifeNews, the Family Research Council has released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) saying an unborn child is not able to feel pain before 24 weeks of development. FRC is concerned that detractors are using RCOG's study to uphold Britain's current legalization of abortions up to 24 weeks. The pro-life organization is also worried abortion advocates in the United States could also try to use this study to argue against Nebraska's new law that states an unborn baby can feel pain at 20 weeks and which, as a result, prohibits abortions from that point. Jeanne Monahan, the director of FRC's Center for Human Dignity, responded to the study saying it is seriously flawed and…
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New Flu Shot Guidelines Are Out For Children

Children's Health, Parenting
According to a report in HealthDay News, all children and adolescents 6 months of age and older should receive the annual trivalent influenza vaccine this flu season. The updated recommendations are from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP also says special efforts should be made to immunize anyone who falls into the following categories: all family members, household contacts, and out-of-home care providers of children younger than 5 years of age; children with high-risk conditions such as asthma, diabetes and neurological disorders; health care workers; and pregnant women. These groups are most vulnerable to flu-related complications, the academy pointed out in a news release. Two influenza vaccines were recommended last year but only one trivalent vaccine is being made for the 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccine schedule. In this year's…
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