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  • Uproar over chemical exposure advice for pregnant women

    06/06/2013 6:06:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 5 June 2013 | Laura Howes
    An ‘impact paper’ published today by the UK’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has drawn heavy criticism for suggesting that pregnant women should avoid exposure to common environmental chemicals, including BPA, despite conceding that the risks of such exposures are unknown and unlikely to be ‘truly harmful to most babies’. The report is an opinion paper designed for health professionals but has attracted a large amount of media interest for suggesting that pregnant women avoid, among other things, new furniture, paint fumes and food from cans and plastic containers. © AlamyIn the introduction to the report, the...
  • Is Your Local Police Department Using Pictures of Pregnant Women and Children for Target Practice?

    What if I told you police in your town could desensitize themselves to the idea of shooting a (armed) child, pregnant woman, or young mother, for just a couple of bucks? The "No More Hesitation" series from Law Enforcement Targets Inc. offers exactly that. For less than 99 cents per target, police can shoot at real-life images "designed to give officers the experience of dealing with deadly force shooting scenarios with subjects that are not the norm during training." Update: The marketing team at Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. sends along this helpful explanation for the "No More Hesitation" series: "The...
  • Cops request “realistic” targets of pregnant women and children

    02/25/2013 6:57:00 PM PST · by The Working Man · 60 replies
    American Vision News ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Joel McDurmon
    A shooting target company is now providing “realistic” targets depicting pregnant women, elderly men, young women, and children. An interview with a company representative revealed that the targets were made available upon request by law enforcement agencies. The company has to date received $5.5 million in contracts from DHS. pregnant woman target
  • H1N1, Vaccines, Pregnant Women and Miscarriages

    11/17/2009 7:40:54 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 14 replies · 966+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Nov. 17-09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Pregnant women who listened to their doctors and took the H1N1 flu shot are now showing up on the Internet. What are they saying? They are reporting that within 1-4 days they have had miscarriages.
  • NJ: New plan would mandate HIV tests in N.J. (for pregnant women and newborns)

    05/11/2007 10:42:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 329+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/07 | Tom Hester Jr. - ap
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey would become the first state to require both pregnant women and newborns to be tested for HIV under a proposal introduced by the Senate president. The bill would require all pregnant women be tested for HIV twice, once early in the pregnancy and a second time in the third trimester. Every birthing facility in the state would have to test all newborns in their care. Senate President Richard J. Codey introduced the legislation on Thursday, which he described as a "no brainer." The Associated Press first reported on Codey's plan in March. "The key in...
  • Should pregnant women avoid coffee altogether?

    10/18/2006 11:17:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 17 October 2006 | Jim Giles
    Close window Published online: 17 October 2006; | doi:10.1038/news061016-5 Should pregnant women avoid coffee altogether? Animal study suggests even low caffeine doses could effect fetus.Jim GilesTentative evidence has emerged to suggest that low doses of caffeine, equivalent to just one or two cups of coffee per day, can affect the development of unborn babies. The findings are almost certainly too preliminary to prompt public health officials to change official advice to pregnant women, who at present are told only to avoid large amounts of caffeine. But the researchers involved, who have detected behavioural and cellular changes in rats whose...
  • UN Data Show Banning Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality

    02/19/2006 7:43:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 876+ views
    Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | 02.17.06 | Bradford Short
    Dear Colleague, One of the old chestnuts of the pro-abortion movement has turned rotten. They say laws against abortion result in higher maternal mortality. New statistics direct from the UN indicate they couldn't be more wrong. In fact, it seems pro-life nations actually have lower maternal mortality rates. This information must be used immediately by everyone concerned about this issue but particularly by those in countries where abortion is against the law: Ireland and Poland especially. Spread the word far and wide. Yours sincerely, Austin Ruse President Action Item: Read the report here.UN Data Show Banning Abortion Doesn't Increase...
  • Unborn Children May "Cure" Mothers' Diseases Via Fetal Stem Cells

    07/13/2004 1:18:23 PM PDT · by · 23 replies · 1,923+ views ^ | July 12, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Editor July 12, 2004 Boston, MA ( -- Two new studies are providing further argument that embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary because adult stem cells are not only more ethical, but more effective as well. Researchers at the Tufts-New England Medical Center reported last week that that unborn children may be giving their mothers the gift of life. As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers have uncovered evidence that fetal stem cells may be migrating from the developing unborn child to diseased tissue and organs in the mother's body. Evidence...
  • Pregnant Women Warned By FDA to Avoid Paxil

    12/11/2005 9:12:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 495+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2005 | Marc Kaufman and Shankar Vedantam
    The Food and Drug Administration warned pregnant women and their doctors away from the antidepressant Paxil yesterday because of an increased risk of heart defects in newborns. With the warning, the agency for the first time placed a popular antidepressant -- one in the same drug class as Prozac and Zoloft -- into its second-highest category for risk of birth defects. The agency did not say Paxil could never be used by pregnant women, but it did say the FDA "is advising patients that this drug should usually not be taken during pregnancy." The advisory is based on early results...
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr.: Memories of Auschwitz haunt Tucson survivors

    01/27/2005 4:25:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 517+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/27/05 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    The Holocaust horrors are unspeakable. The images of the Auschwitz death camp are indelible. Dr. Klara Swimmer speaks nonetheless. "You cannot imagine the pain, the suffering, and the smell," says the 80-year-old retired physician. She was a teenage Hungarian Jew when she entered the camp of the damned. Bill Kugelman, a Polish-born Jew, was interned behind the wire fences of Auschwitz when the first Hungarians arrived. He recalls the naked body of a young girl thrown from the train onto a heap of corpses. "She was blue all over," says Kugelman, also 80. "She was all blue," he repeats. His...
  • AZ: Napolitano vows to expand aid for at-risk moms

    02/25/2004 10:03:33 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 3 replies · 96+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | Chip Scutari
    <p>WASHINGTON - Gov. Janet Napolitano wants every struggling at-risk pregnant woman in Arizona to have a chance to get parenting help before her child is born.</p> <p>Speaking to an audience of national child advocates here, Napolitano promised to make a popular program called "Healthy Families" available in every county across Arizona.</p>

    10/02/2002 5:08:14 PM PDT · by madfly · 4 replies · 282+ views ^ | 2-10-2002 | John MacCormack
    As Texas state inspectors reviewed files Tuesday during a surprise office visit, the operators of AAA-Alamo Adoption Agency denied buying babies or targeting pregnant women in Mexico. "We do not buy babies from anyone. We do not solicit clients from Mexico. We cannot work with clients who are not in this country," said Juanita Gray, an agency worker and daughter of co-owner Eleanor Gray. In their first interview since the Sept. 15 arrest of an agency employee in Laredo on charges of baby-buying and smuggling undocumented immigrants, the Grays and their attorney Dan Bass said they are the victims...