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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Heavy Pesticide Exposure May Impair Sense of Smell

For the first time, an association between unusually high pesticide/herbicide exposure and olfactory impairment - a partial to complete loss of the sense of smell - has been documented among farmers. A 20-year study of 11,200 farmers found that 16 percent of them had experienced a high pesticide...
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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Delaying Baths for Newborns Increases Breastfeeding Rates

Bathing newborns within two hours of birth is no longer a standard practice at the Cleveland Clinic’s hospitals, after the nursing team at Hillcrest Hospital found that delaying the first bath until at least 12 hours postpartum increased breastfeeding rates.
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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Connecting to Nature Improves Children's Mental Health

Recent research shows that spending time in nature has health benefits for preschool children. Using a questionnaire administered to parents living in an urban area (Hong Kong), the researchers determined that children with a close connection to nature had less hyperactivity, fewer emotional...
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Short Ribs with Coffee and Chile Sauce

Try this recipe for short ribs, made with ancho chiles, chile adobe sauce, garlic, shallots, lime, ghee or lard, paprika and cumin and smoked coffee. Try other PPNF delicious recipes online!
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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved by FDA

The FDA has lifted an import alert against genetically engineered salmon intended for use as food in the United States. The agency will now allow AquaBounty Technologies to sell food derived from its bioengineered salmon in this country. Permission has also been granted for the company to import...
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Commentary: A Pox on My House: The Why & How of Chickenpox Parties

We brought our kids to a chickenpox party.
This is how it works: Someone’s child has chickenpox, and they invite people to bring their kids over. So, off we went with our children, Seth, then 11, and Shayna, then 7, to the party.
Why would we do such a thing? For a very good reason. The children...
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Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Crust

Beloved by the British, shepherd’s pie is a rich, protein-filled dish that is traditionally made with a mashed-potato crust. This version of the classic dish uses a roasted cauliflower mash instead of potatoes to reduce the starchiness of the meal.
The nutrient density of this shepherd’s pie is...
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Kimchi Coleslaw

Prepare this zesty kimchi reccipe featuring fresh ingredients: purple cabbage, mayonnaise (preferably homemade), sherry vinegar, onion powder, kimchi, and carrot. Find more delicious PPNF recipes online!
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In The News, Winter 2018 - 2019: Inactive Ingredients in Common Medications May Cause Adverse Reactions

Researchers tested more than 42,000 oral medications and found that over 92 percent contained at least one inactive ingredient capable of causing adverse reactions in sensitive individuals. The team of investigators, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found...
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Enhancing Fertility: How to Improve Your Reproductive Health


Infertility - the inability to conceive a child after at least 12 months of frequent, unprotected sex - is a source of great concern for would-be parents worldwide. It has been estimated to affect up to 15 percent of couples in the United States, with male infertility playing a role in over one-...

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