Monthly Archives: January 2014

Consuming nuts during pregnancy may reduce allergy risk in children

Researchers said it is okay for pregnant women to eat peanuts and other tree nuts. On NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Katy Tur said that “despite old recommendations,” the “new study,” published in “the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that eating peanuts and other tree nuts will not raise the baby’s allergy risk.” Continue reading

Analysis: Dietary supplements increasingly linked to liver injuries

In a front page article, the New York Times reported that an analysis by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, which was established by the National Institutes of Health, indicated that “dietary supplements account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries that turn up in hospitals, up from 7 percent a decade ago.” Continue reading