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03.19.2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued an updated clinical report in Pediatrics stating that there is strong evidence linking peanut introduction at age 4 months to peanut allergy prevention among high-risk infants.

03.05.2019

Children who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine didn't have higher odds of developing autism compared with those who weren't given the MMR vaccine, according to a Danish study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings, based on data involving 657,461 Danish children born from 1999 to 2010, also showed no association between MMR vaccination and increased autism risk among those who had siblings with autism and other risk factors. CNN (3/5), Reuters (3/4)

02.26.2019

A Danish study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that adults who lived near parks or forests in childhood had a 52% lower risk of developing substance abuse disorders, including a 55% and 44% reduced risk of alcohol and cannabis abuse, respectively, as well as a 40% reduced likelihood of developing stress-related or neurotic disorders. Researchers also found reduced odds of schizophrenia, personality disorders, and bipolar and mood disorders among those who lived near green spaces as children.

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