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FDA Warns Parents Against Using Homeopathic Products with Belladonna

By February 2, 2017 2 Comments
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Last Friday the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised parents to stop using oral teething tablets that include belladonna as an ingredient. These tablets are marketed under a variety of names, however, the brand name the FDA specifically investigated were the popular Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The FDA found that the amount of belladonna […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


How to Parent During Political Turmoil

By January 31, 2017 No Comments
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The last week has brought significant change for America, with no slowing down over the weekend. The fast pace of this change has left many parents feeling at a loss for how to explain it to their children, and how to function in their daily lives. We spoke with Lee Chaix McDonough, a Licensed Clinical […]

Categories: Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


We All Lose When Scientists Can’t Talk to the Public

By January 25, 2017 No Comments
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Rather unexpectedly operations here at TheScientificParent.org ground to a halt on Monday. Discussions I’d been having with subject matter experts on a variety of topics ended without warning. On Tuesday I was trying to find a subject matter expert to address a topic, only to not hear back from anyone. After hours responses trickled in […]

Categories: Announcements, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


How Science Works | What is Scientific Evidence?

By January 16, 2017 4 Comments
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Mothering a child with autism is something I never expected when my husband and I decided to start a family. Our families are both pretty much neurotypical, but we had concerns about our son’s development from an early age. I’m a research scientist working with cancer data, but immediately after my son was diagnosed I […]

Categories: Disability + Disability Advocacy, Science 101 + Mythbusting