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New Resource Available for Parents of Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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NEWARK, NJ (November 20, 2014) – Navigating through the maze of health and medical services can be challenging for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A new resource is now available for caregivers, health professionals and, especially, parents. A pediatric neurologist and pediatrician/geneticist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School recognized a need for a comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for each stage of their child’s development.

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Peanut in Household Dust Linked to Peanut Allergies, Especially for Children with Eczema

Exposure to peanut proteins in household dust may be a trigger of peanut allergy, according to a study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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The Dirty Side of Soap

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Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical.

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Cooking at Home Frequently May Lead to Healthier Diet

Individuals who frequently cook at home tend to maintain a healthier diet than those who cook less frequently, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

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Psychologist Offers Tips for Those Dealing with Grief/Loss of a Loved One Over the Holidays

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New Study Finds Laundry Detergent Pods a Serious Poisoning Risk for Children Younger than 6 Years of Age in the United States

After releasing the results of a new study detailing the dangers of laundry detergent pods, researchers are calling for a national product safety standard in an effort to better protect children. The study showed that during a two year period, there were more than 17,000 children exposed to the highly concentrated chemicals in laundry detergent pods. That’s a child every hour.

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Exploring the Value of Energy Star Homes

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MSU Expert Reveals Intimate Partner Violence Misconceptions, Solutions

Following reports of several National Football League stars allegedly hitting their partners, many U.S. media have focused even more closely on intimate partner violence during the October observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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One-Third of Foster Kids Returned to Their Family Are Abused Again

One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec’s youth protection system. The study, the first of its kind in the world, was undertaken in the wake of a new law.

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The New ‘Double Disadvantage’

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In the United States, your nationality has some effect on your likelihood to be employed--but being married matters more. For women, it matters a lot more.

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