Health Alert 6-6-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

June 6, 2012 - Breastfed babies are at the top of the class. A new study published in the Journal Pediatrics suggests breastfed babies are slightly smarter than their formula fed counterparts. Breastfed babies also scored higher in motor skill development and preschool language skills. The study was conducted to find out if soy milk based formulas had an adverse effect on children compared to milk based formula. Results from the study suggests the formulas have the same effect on a child's development.

Also, warm weather may be tempting you into a public pool to cool off, but you may want to think twice before diving in. A new survey by the Water Quality and Health Council finds that one in five Americans admits to peeing in public pools. And nearly 70 percent of people surveyed said they don't shower before going for a dip. These findings aren't just gross, though. The council says it can create an unhealthy situation in the pool. The organization is providing free pool test strips this summer so swimmers can check the pH and chlorine levels before getting in.


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