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Autism could be prevented

Bacteria in our gut and our brain's health

Many of you have completed or are undergoing a Detoxification Program.

The Integrated Detoxification Program is the most effective way of giving your body a thorough 'spring clean' and get you feeling fantastic again.
It helps you to remove toxin exposure through dietary and lifestyle changes; remove bad bacteria and waste from your digestive system; renew your digestive lining and the healthy bacteria that improves your digestive function; and releasing your body's toxins so they can be eliminated.

Lead exposure may affect 100,000 children

 
Lead exposure may affect 100,000 children
 
As many as 100,000 Australian babies and preschoolers mayhave blood lead levels that put them at risk of impaired brain development andbehavioural problems, according to the authors of a new analysis who sayAustralia’s threshold value should be urgently revised to one tenth of thecurrent standard.
 
Environmental health specialists led by Mark Taylor fromMacquarie University made the calculation by extrapolating exposure rates in USchildren to the Australian population of those aged from birth to four years.

Persistent crying and later behavioural problems

Persistent crying linked to ADHD
 
Infants who have problems with persistent crying, sleeping and feeding are at higher risk of developing behavioural problems such as ADHD, a study suggests.
 
Swiss researchers analysed data from 22 studies involving almost 17,000 children and found that infants with previous regulatory problems were more likely to have behavioural problems as children than infants without regulatory problems.
 
The most significant association was found for persistent crying in infancy and the development of externalising problems and ADHD, say the  researchers in the

Vitamin D defficiency...is your baby at risk?

Are you vitamin D defficient?
 
Current guidelines to ensure adequacy of vitamin D levels in pregnancy are failing to prevent serious deficiencies in both mothers and infants, research suggests.
Screening of more than 300 pregnant women at Westmead Hospital in Sydney found moderate to severe vitamin D deficiency in 22% of Australian born women. Severe deficiency was especially common in dark skinned women, affecting 70% of African women, 44% of women from the Indian subcontinent and 22% of women with a Middle-East background.

Pollution and premature births

Pollution and premature births
  
Living near busy roads is not only bad for the heart – it can even induce premature birth, Australian research suggests.
A study of 970 mothers and babies in Queensland’s Logan City has found that the more highways around a pregnant woman's home, the more likely she will have anearly delivery.

Those living in the most heavily congested areas, with 10 or more freeways near their house, gave birth almost two weeks earlier than average, the study found.

The findings build on previous work by the same researchers linking air pollution to small fetal size.
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