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CDC Study: No Evidence Multiple Vaccines Increase Autism Risk

CDC Study: No Evidence Multiple Vaccines Increase Autism Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers studied 1,000 children, some with autism and some without, and found no evidence between multiple childhood vaccines and an increased autism risk. More about the new study, which was published last month in the Journal of Pediatrics, can be found by clicking here. For questions about […]

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Non-Profit Answers Questions About New Drug For Treating Nausea/Vomiting In Pregnancy

Experts Say The Drug May Help Curb Some Pregnancy Complications Brentwood, TN – As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces approval of Diclegis (docylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), MotherToBaby experts have begun fielding questions about the much-debated drug’s risks to a woman’s developing baby. Experts […]

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New Resolution Urges Lawyers And Judges To Receive FASD Training

New Resolution Urges Lawyers And Judges To Receive FASD Training

Photo by Maxxyustas, Stockfreeimages.com Decision Comes On Heels Of CA Murder Case And Ahead Of ‘International FASD Awareness Day’ SAN DIEGO, CA – Professors in the UC San Diego School of Medicine and directors of the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line applaud the American Bar Association’s (ABA) new resolution urging attorneys, […]

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Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates… So Why Stop Living During Pregnancy?

By Sonia Alvarado, CTIS Pregnancy Health Information Line Counselor Famous cartoonist Charles M. Schultz once wrote “all you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” But before you channel your inner Lucy and dismiss the notion of indulgence during pregnancy with a disappointing exclamation of  “oh, Chuck!” read on…. In […]

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Positive Pot Test: Coming Clean On The Dirty Headlines About Baby Soap

Positive Pot Test: Coming Clean On The Dirty Headlines About Baby Soap

By Sonia Alvarado, OTIS Teratogen Information Specialist The headlines were scary and highly alarming: “Baby Soap Linked To Newborns’ Positive Pot Test,” warned one headline on MSNBC. Another, rather cynically, misinformed “Newborns Testing Positive For Marijuana Thanks To Baby Soap.” These headlines are designed to sell stories and they were highly effective at promoting the […]

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