September 27, 2016
92% of the world breathes “unbreathable” air
The pollutants in the air exceed WHO limits and partiulates such as sulphates, ammonia, black carbon and mineral dust, just to name a few, have been cited as being responsible for many pollution-related deaths
Baby created with DNA from three parents
The child was born in Mexico to American parents who lost two children due to an inherited neurological disorder, Leigh Syndrome. It is unsure if this means the child gets more Christmas gifts. An American physician performed the procedure by removing the mother’s defective mitochondrial DNA with “healthier DNA” and then combining the father’s sperm to the egg.
Children’s concussions jump 70% in the last 5 years
More males appeared to get sports related concussions, but over the last 5 years more females were diagnosed. Fall seems to have higher incidence due to football and the Northeast part of the country seemed to be harder hit. This study was based on medical claims submitted to Blue Cross Blue Shield which could skew results if the South utilizes other insurance carriers for their pediatric populations
Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, iHeart Radio and Board Certified Family Physician