6 Ways Your Diet Is Damaging Your Skin

Your Diet Can Cause Acne if.... • It’s high in the wrong kind of carbsRefined carbs (think anything made with white flour or sugar, also known as high-glycemic-index foods) spike your blood sugar, which also increases insulin and creates inflammation in your skin, says Eleni Linos, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at University ...

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Parental Obesity Can Take A Huge Toll On Early Childhood Development

One in five pregnant women is overweight or obese, a growing public health issue that’s particularly troubling in light of recent findings linking prenatal obesity to an increased risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. But it’s not only the mother’s weight that can cause problems. Ne...

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Giving Newborns medicine is a dangerous guessing game. Can we make it safer?

By Megan ScudellariBOSTON -- Two rows of plastic cocoons line the walls of the neonatal intensive care unit, sheltering babies so tiny, their little hands can't wrap around their parents' index fingers. Many have been treated with multiple medications in their short lives: antibiotics, anesthetics, narcotics, diuretics.And most of the drugs coursin...

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