14 year old Molly Pawlett was left fighting for her life as her organs began to shut down after wearing a tampon for 10 hours. The teenager thought she caught a bug, but when she was rushed to the hospital, doctors revealed sepsis was ravaging her body triggered by the tampon.
After suffering an allergic reaction to the controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil, Mia Blesky was left paralyzed from the neck down. Once a straight-A student and aspiring pop star, she is now home-schooled and given lessons at her bedside. Her mother, Gini, believes that “the routine jab” is to blame.
A large number of children with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) might have been left undiagnosed in the U.S., according to a study published in Pediatrics, part of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The CDC data revealed that 38 states and Washington D.C. had childhood lead exposure of 10 micrograms per deciliter or higher.
Children born to mothers who frequently used their phones were more likely to be hyperactive, according to a recent study. Researchers examined 83,884 mother-children pairs from Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, and Korea between 1996 to 2011. Adult hyperactivity was also reported.
Antibiotic treatment during late pregnancy and early childhood spurred aggression and long-term behavioral changes in animal models, a recent study showed. Do these same results apply to human children?
Taking antidepressants before and during pregnancy may raise the odds of autism spectrum disorder in children, a recent review showed. The study found that children born to mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 81% increased odds of developing autism.