Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and Beyond
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.Source: American Journal of Public Health
This year’s RSV season may come at the typical time, experts predict, and new tools may help the fight
This year, experts think the timing of the RSV season will be closer to the pre-pandemic normal, but case numbers will probably be anything but — that is, if people embrace newly available tools to prevent RSV.Source: CNN
Higher Lithium Levels in Drinking Water May Raise Autism Risk
Pregnant women whose household tap water had higher levels of lithium had a moderately higher risk of their offspring being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and UCLA Health.
Experts call for an end to the exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry
A newly released Series on breastfeeding published in The Lancet argues that formula milk companies exploit parents’ emotions and manipulate scientific information to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics
Less than half of infants around the world are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and political influence are to blame.Source: CNN
Why 25? Doctors warn against the negative impact of cannabis use on young adult brains
Cannabis is now decriminalized in Connecticut for people 21 and older. Drs. Deepa Camenga & Deepak (Cyril) D'Souza speak on the risks and implications of recreational cannabis use before the age of 25.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
CT Must Maintain a Nurturing Educational Environment for Young Children
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood is currently considering a significant change in childcare policy. They are proposing changing the teacher-child for 2-year old’s ratio in day care settings from 1:4 with a maximum of 8 children in a room to 1:5 with a maximum of 10 children in a room.
Six CT toddlers died from Fentanyl in 2021. Its potency and a spike in illicit use have child advocates worried what’s to come.
Dr. Deepa Camenga, associate professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics and public health at the Yale School of Medicine, shares how children and teens find themselves coming in contact with fentanyl as accidental overdoses rise.Source: Hartford Courant
CT children’s hospitals, swamped with RSV, brace for flu cases
Connecticut’s two children’s hospitals, already dealing with a deluge of respiratory syncytial virus cases among young kids, are bracing for flu cases to swell as the colder weather sets in and a surge in patients tests capacity.Source: The Connecticut Mirror
The Unknown Puts Offspring At Risk Of Sickle Cell Disease
Most Connecticut residents who carry a trait for sickle cell disease don’t know it, resulting in thousands of people unwittingly risking having a child born with the debilitating illness, according to sickle cell disease specialists.Source: CT News Junkie