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  1. Panel Criticizes FDA Bisphenol A Report

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- The controversy over the plastic chemical bisphenol A is heating back up, with a panel of scientists criticizing an FDA draft report on bisphenol A safety. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is a chemical found in polycarbonate plastic -- including some water bottles and baby bottles --

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  2. Canada Banning Bisphenol A Baby Bottles

    Oct. 21, 2008 -- It's official: Canada is banning baby bottles containing bisphenol A, a plastic chemical found in some polycarbonate bottles and the lining of canned goods. The Canadian government says it will immediately start drafting regulations banning the importation, sale, and advertising of

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  3. Infant Mortality: U.S. Ranks 29th

    Oct. 15, 2008 -- The U.S. ranks 29th worldwide in infant mortality, tying Slovakia and Poland but lagging behind Cuba, the CDC reports. The CDC's latest estimates for international rankings are based on 2004 data. But as of 2005, the numbers haven't changed much since 2000. Nearly seven U.S. babies

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  4. Fan in Baby's Room May Lower SIDS Risk

    Oct. 6, 2008 -- Young infants who sleep in bedrooms with fans have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome than babies who sleep in less well-ventilated rooms, new research shows. Investigators concluded that sleeping with a fan lowers SIDS risk by more than 70%. Sleeping in a room with an open

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  5. Bisphenol A Tied to Health Problems

    Sept. 16, 2008 -- For the first time, the controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A has been linked to serious health problems -- heart disease and diabetes -- in people. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is used in polycarbonate plastic -- hard plastic used in products including some baby bottles and

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  6. FDA: Don’t Use Chinese Infant Formula

    Sept. 12, 2008 -- The FDA is warning parents and caregivers not to feed infant formula made in China to infants because of possible contamination with melamine, a chemical linked to tainted animal feed last year. Infant formulas made in the U.S. are safe to use. In China, one baby has died and other

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  7. Bisphenol A: Some Concerns Remain

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- Government scientists today expressed some concern about the plastic chemical bisphenol A -- but about fewer health topics than they noted last spring. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is found in polycarbonate plastic, including some water bottles and baby bottles, and in epoxy resins

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  8. Kids Poisoned by Adult Prescriptions

    Sept. 2, 2008 -- Most prescriptions carry the warning: "Keep away from children." But did you know that a child could die from swallowing just one dose of a popular painkiller? In recent years, thousands of very young children have swallowed prescription opioid painkillers meant for someone else in

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  9. 2 Deaths Spur Simplicity Bassinet Alert

    Aug. 29, 2008 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using certain 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets, made by Simplicity Inc. of Reading, Pa., after two babies became entrapped in the bassinet's metal bars and d

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  10. Better Cholesterol From Breastfeeding

    Aug. 8, 2008 -- Breastfed babies may have lower cholesterol levels in adulthood, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . The analysis -- based on data from 17 studies with about 17,000 participants, some breastfed and some formula-fed -- provides support that

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