Tag Archives: Risks

Holiday risks for kids with diabetes

Holiday fun and weekend distractions cause a dangerous drop-off in children and teens with type 1 diabetes taking their medication, a University of Adelaide study shows. The break from school-week routines saw a 20 per cent reduction in adherence to taking medications to manage their condition. The research, published in the journal Archives of Disease… Read More »

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »