Topic: child health

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Flame retardants associated with neurobehavioral problems in children

November 30, 2012 -- Flame retardants found in furniture, cars, carpet padding, and baby products are supposed to make these products safer. But according to neuropsychologist and epidemiologist Brenda Eskenazi, they may do more harm than good—particularly in children, who are more…

Low-income countries committing to improving health of mothers and children

The World Health Organization’s Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, chaired by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Julio Frenk, released a report highlighting progress made since last year’s United Nations summit meeting on improving women and children’s health. According…