IS CHEMICAL BRAIN DRAIN A PANDEMIC?  AUTHOR: DR. STEPHEN CHANEY In a past issue of “Health Tips From the Professor” I examined the evidence suggesting that toxic chemicals in the home could cause childhood asthma. That is alarming because asthma can predispose individuals to other diseases and affects quality of life. But, what if that were […]

Can Folic Acid Prevent Autism?

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Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Could something as simple as adding adequate folic acid to her mother’s diet reduce the risk of autism in her children? According to a recent study (Surenet al., JAMA, 309: 570-577, 2013), the answer may be yes. The data for this study were derived from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study. It […]