A new Environmental Working Group study says there are contaminants in drinking water that could increase the risk of cancer.
In the last decade, peanut allergies have become a growing concern for parents — according to Health Canada, it’s one of the most common food allergies. Under the current Health Canada guidelines, parents are told to exclusively breastfeed (or use a breastfeeding alternative, like formula) before the age of 6 months. After that time, they can begin experimenting with solid foods and common allergens like peanut-based products, fish, wheat, milk, soy and eggs.
Got an addiction to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? According to a recent study out of the University of Essex, heavy social media users reported being less satisfied with the way they look. “Parents of children who use social media apps are being warned that heavy usage could lead to insecurities later in life,” said the Evening Standard.
“Our findings are consistent with the hygiene theory that early exposure to dirt or germs reduces the risk of developing allergies,” Sears said in a press release. The study comes out of New Zealand’s Dunedin School of Medicine and looked at 1,037 kids born between 1972 and 1973. In the early years, parents were asked to rate whether their children were frequent thumb suckers or nail biters.