Peer Review
Look Before You Leap? BPA & Miscarriage
Look Before You Leap?  BPA & Miscarriage

  A recent news story has been circulating the news and social media websites on the risk of miscarriage from exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).  The entire article is based on a presentation, Lathi RB et al. “Maternal serum biphenol-A (BPA) level is positively associated with miscarriage risk,” given at the American Society for Reproductive […]

Death my Misprint? Choose your news carefully
Death my Misprint? Choose your news carefully

  The famous Mark Twain once said, “Be careful of reading health books, you may die from a misprint.” The same may be said of reading health information on the Internet. While parents regularly call Poison Control about things that surely seem poisonous, like medicine or bleach, with a more dubious item, like cigarette butts […]

Check your Sources – Scared by Poor Science
Check your Sources - Scared by Poor Science

  A recent article in Forbes magazine: How Abysmal Scientific Research is Used to Scare Americas Parents once again brings home the value of independent peer review in the publication of scientific articles.  We encourage parents to carefully review the process by which scientific studies are released to the public, and pay particular attention to what […]

Sorting Through Conflicting Information—Peer Review
Sorting Through Conflicting Information---Peer Review

For many health topics we read dueling headlines with contradictory advice, like “eat more fish” and “avoid eating fish.”  How can parents sort through this conflicting advice to decide which one to trust? One thing to look for is whether the advice is based upon work that has undergone a “peer review.” Peer review is […]

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