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Parents, please stop letting kids drink

Parents who provide alcohol to someone else's child, thus jeopardising that child's mental development, display an abhorrent lack of competency, not just as a parent but as a member of society, as a human being. There is no excuse for such a crime. Parents who do such a thing should face several years in prison. [...]

By |2013-09-30T13:00:04+10:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may adversely affect children’s mental development

A study of around 1,000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet, has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children's mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public health issue that needs to be addressed. via Iodine deficiency during [...]