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Will Conventional Produce Lower Your Child's IQ?

Will Conventional Produce Lower Your Child's IQ?

While these women had slightly higher than average pesticide exposure due to their proximity to farming centers, their levels were not out of range of national averages.

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Don't Worry, Be Happy, Die Early

Don't Worry, Be Happy, Die Early

Happiness is tied to good health later in life, but childhood happiness does not predict longevity—in fact it does the opposite, according to a new report.

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Alice Waters' School Lunch Initiative Effective At Instilling Healthy Habits In Children

Alice Waters' School Lunch Initiative Effective At Instilling Healthy Habits In Children

A recent report issued by scientists from the Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley examined the impact of the School Lunch Initiative (SLI) on the eating behaviors of children transitioning from elementary school to middle school.

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Reporter's Notes: Baby Brain Development

Reporter's Notes: Baby Brain Development

It is well known that strokes can happen in the elderly. But what many people don't know is that babies suffer strokes.

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Reporter's notes: Playing with Lead – Part 1

Reporter's notes: Playing with Lead – Part 1

Suddenly, parents, including me, eyed the toys in our homes and on store shelves with suspicion. Extensive research links lead exposure in children to lower IQ scores, neurological and behavioral problems, even anemia.

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Producer's Notes: Asthma

Producer's Notes: Asthma

Researchers are still very much working to figure out what, besides changes in the way asthma is diagnosed, might account for the 160 percent rise in the rate of asthma in children younger than five.

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Asthma: What Brought on the Epidemic?

Asthma: What Brought on the Epidemic?

The rates of childhood asthma in the United States rose 160 percent from 1980 to 1994 and have remained high ever since, making this chronic lung illness the country's third most common pediatric disease. QUEST meets Bay Area researchers who are investigating possible environmental and social culprits.

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Web Extra: Can We Prevent Asthma?

Web Extra: Can We Prevent Asthma?

Can parents do anything to help prevent their kids from getting asthma? QUEST takes a look at some leading hypotheses.

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Vaccines: One Small Risk for a Child, One Giant Benefit for Mankind

Vaccines: One Small Risk for a Child, One Giant Benefit for Mankind

You're as likely to be struck by lightningas to have a severe reaction to a vaccine. I was reading an article in Time last week about parents not vaccinating their children. The story was about how this phenomenon is becoming more widespread. These kinds of stories are weird to me because vaccines are pretty safe. […]

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Producer's Notes: Nature Deficit Disorder

Producer's Notes: Nature Deficit Disorder

I'm the third from left to right.I'm in my late teens in this undated photo. I'm the third from left to right. It's very likely one of the last times I went camping as a member of the Girl Guide and Boy Scout Association of Costa Rica, which I joined when I was 11. I […]

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