New Study Published 10-21-15: Antibiotics Are Making Kids Fatter

A study just published in the International Journal of Obesity shows that kids who take antibiotics regularly (about 7 courses through childhood) gained significant weight, and do it faster than those who’ve never taking antibiotics. The study also demonstrated that this effect lasts long into adulthood. “Not only did antibiotics contribute to weight gain at…

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

It’s that super spooky time of year again! My kids absolutely love Halloween—finding costumes, decorations, face paints, parties, spooky food, and treats. What kid (and young-at-heart adult) doesn’t? But, sadly, the lure of all things haunted isn’t always kind to our health. Neurotoxic lead in face paints, toxic chemicals in costumes and plastic accessories, VOCs…

Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans

Elephants: about a 4% incidence of cancer despite way more body mass and comparable life span to humans. Why?According to this just published JAMA study, elephants have 20 copies of tumor suppressor gene P53. In comparison, humans have just 2, and have cancer rates of about 11-25%. Arguably , humans are exposed to more carcinogenic…