Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
21

Presidential candidates misrepresenting vaccines? I can’t let that go.

written by Tara Haelle

It was late last Wednesday evening when I was just about to begin working again on a major feature due the next day — and a couple friends on Facebook alerted me that vaccines made an appearance during the Republican debate on CNN. Great, I thought. Just what I need. It was close to midnight, […]

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Jan
14

Couple quick updates on autism news

written by Tara Haelle

I won’t be able to put up long or analytical posts until after the book deadline, but I’ll try to at least post links to work elsewhere that readers may be interested in checking out. Three pieces I’ve written in the past week or two relate to autism news that I want to highlight, plus […]

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Aug
13

That link between autism and labor induction/augmentation? Yea, take another look

written by Tara Haelle

I don’t often blog on autism. It’s not my specialty, though it is an area of interest, and it’s something I’m still learning about. (I have a big post planned on autism misconceptions in general, but it’s still percolating in my brain.) However, I often write about the studies that come out linking autism to […]

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Jun
2

Last Week’s Round-Up: ADHD and obesity, pertussis shots, coping with natural disasters and tons more

written by Tara Haelle

Another week, another round-up of the health and science stories you might have missed… Before I launch into the different topics, I want to draw attention to this short but worthy piece on the ways numbers can deceive when we rely too much on the “averages.” It’s a great piece for educating yourself about critically […]

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Apr
6

Friday Links Round-up (late): Toddlers, teens and in-betweens

written by Tara Haelle

I’m going to start a new routine for Fridays in which I round up a bunch of links to various health and science news I didn’t get to blog about. Much of it will be stories from dailyRx that I’ve written, but I’ll list other links as well, including fun ones to discuss with your […]

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Nov
26

Car exhaust, autism, say whaaaaat?

written by Tara Haelle

Here we go again… Those who closely follow research on autism – and believe in critically examining the increasing number of studies coming out about environmental exposures and autism – have seen study after study come out linking autism to any number of possible factors. Aside from the ten-thousand-times-over-debunked (non)link to vaccines (pdf), autism has […]

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Sep
22

Round-up: Bullying, cell phones & cancer, yoga for autism and more!

written by Tara Haelle

I’m traveling out of state this week, so it’s tougher to post some good analyses. Therefore, I’m posting a quick round-up of recent health news stories from dailyRxthat caught my eye (or, in one case, that I wrote). Cell Phones & Cancer — I’ve been trying to keep up with the latest research on cell […]

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