First Person: Choosing Natural Products, Giving My Kids a Healthier Future

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First Person: Choosing Natural Products, Giving My Kids a Healthier Future
A report released Tuesday says the man-made chemicals in products we use every day-toys, perfumes, beverage containers and more-are likely responsible for at least some cancers, birth defects and psychiatric problems. How do parents approach the use of chemicals in their homes? Yahoo News asked for some perspectives. Here’s one.

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Experts issue guidelines for gene tests in kids

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Experts issue guidelines for gene tests in kids

A young girl looks at school at school stationery in a supermarket in NiceNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday to provide doctors with guidance about when to test a child's DNA for genetic conditions. The recommendations are the first collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Neither organization has issued guidelines for genetic testing of kids in over a decade, according to one of the study's lead authors. "What we're trying to show is a unified and consistent message about genetic testing in children," said Dr. …

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GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

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GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

A GlaxoSmithKline logo is seen outside one of its buildings in west London, ahead of company resultsLONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS drugs business is to share intellectual property rights on children's medicine in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available in poor countries. ViiV Healthcare, majority-owned by GSK, is the second research-based pharmaceutical business to sign up to the new Medicines Patent Pool, following a lead set in 2011 by Gilead Sciences. Although more than half of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS now get the drugs they need – thanks to a major roll-out of treatment in Africa – an estimated 6. …

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