The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has kicked off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 23-29th, 2016. This week, GHHI, the EPA, CDC, and HUD have collaborated to end childhood lead poisoning through awareness and events. Events at GHHI sites across the country are being held this week along with the launch of the national campaign to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat within five years.
Although we don’t want them to, our children grow up! Ever find yourself not being able to understand the many stages that your child goes through? Fear no more! Here you will find a plethora of links to deal with and assist your child in their changing bodies, even through their teen years.
This NPR article 'Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies' examines a recent study in which researchers found that, "babies who consumed about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday."
An article featured in the Huffington Post Health News captures one family's reflections on their daughter's autism diagnosis and discusses the lack of research describing symptomatic differences between girls and boys. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) researcher Radha Kothair wrote to Huffington Post that, "Much of the research conducted on autism, which goes on to define our idea of the disorder, is conducted on males rather than females.