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More Evidence Autism Linked to Environment

More Evidence Autism Linked to Environment
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A recent study has found further links of environmental factors to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders.

Research by the Harvard School of Public Health involving 1,767 children indicated that air pollution could increase their chances of developing autism.

According to the study, exposure to air pollution during the third trimester of a woman’s pregnancy increased her chances of having a child with autism. "Most importantly, we're finding that the association is specific to pregnancy, especially the third trimester," said researcher Marc Weisskopf, according to US News.

"That helps rule out a lot of other factors that could explain the association."

The study involved women who gave birth between 1990 and 2002. It analyzed 245 children who had autism, and 1,522 who did not. The BBC reported that the strongest correlation came from fine particulate matter - mineral dust, carbon and other chemicals that can enter the bloodstream. Weisskopf said,

 

6 Reasons New Jerseyans Less Healthy

6 Reasons New Jerseyans Less Healthy
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is in good standing among the healthiest states in the country, but we still have room to improve.

Despite its progress, New Jersey has dropped out of the top...

Superstorm Sandy and Heart Attacks

Superstorm Sandy and Heart Attacks
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Hurricane Sandy caused obvious damage and destruction to homes that were affected by the storm.

But Sandy’s effects on New Jersey residents themselves were more evident ...

New Report on Cannabis' Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad

New Report on Cannabis'  Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad
BY NEIL THANEDAR
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It's important that the public has access to the new report/infographic about cannabis' bodily effects.

The report is from LabDoor , the independent testin...

New Report on Cannabis' Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad

New Report on Cannabis'  Effects on the Body - The Good and Bad
BY NEIL THANEDAR
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It's important that the public has access to the new report/infographic about cannabis' bodily effects.

The report is from LabDoor , the independent testin...

Applauding Federal Action on Menu Labeling

Applauding Federal Action on Menu Labeling
BY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senate Health Chairman Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex) applauded action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requiring that calorie informat...

UPDATE: Shots Offered to Stop Hepatitis A in New Jersey

UPDATE: Shots Offered to Stop Hepatitis A in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Hamilton Township is taking steps after an employee at a local restaurant tested positive for Hepatitis A.

The case of an employee at Rosa’s Restaurant and Catering bein...

Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices

Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices
BY LAUREN SCHIAVO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A coalition of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers is calling on the legislature to make health insurance policies easier for consumer...

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests
BY JUDY POKRAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What do you do when a relative or friend you’ve invited to your holiday table turns out to have a very different diet, one that excludes meat, fish, poult...

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