Health and Science News for Parents
Nov
23

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding is real — and preventable with routine newborn care

written by Tara Haelle

A new field report from the CDC last week left me feeling disheartened, disturbed and frustrated. The short version: a new trend appears to be occurring in which parents decline administration of an essential vitamin for their babies after birth – with potentially fatal consequences. And the reasons, unfortunately, appear based on the same kind of […]

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Nov
20

Introducing… the new Epidemiology 101 and Logical Fallacies 101 series

written by Tara Haelle

One of the amazing things about the Internet age and Google is that access to information is almost limitless. One of the frustrating and most damaging aspects of the Internet age and Google is that access to information is almost limitless. Oh, that double-edged sword. Seriously, it’s wonderful to live in an age where information […]

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Nov
13

Oversimplification (and hubris) can backfire — For once, it wasn’t actually Jenny McCarthy’s fault

written by Tara Haelle

Although I’m usually the person writing about vaccines as a journalist, I periodically critique the way others cover vaccination issues as well, particularly when I feel the issue is not covered responsibly. The last time I critiqued such a journalist, it was because of his false balance. This time, I feel obligated to point out […]

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