Two new studies, reported in the U.S. News & World Report, show how brain neurons are damaged by traumatic injury.
A TBI can occur whenever the head is struck by an outside force or is violently jolted, whether it’s a football tackle, a fall, a shaken baby, or an automobile accident. Mild TBIs result in a concussion and a brief loss of consciousness, and severe TBIs can lead to comas and persistent vegetative states, although symptoms may not appear for months or years.”
Expectant moms should always take great care before they use any products that might harm their unborn baby.
Expectant moms should always take great care before they use any products that might harm their unborn baby. Physicians tell me that the best practice is, if in doubt, do without, unless there is a special health need for the mother or unborn child. Those of us who practice in the birth injury field have seen the tragedy of a damage to a child that could have easily been prevented. Also, don’t forget that in the 1950’s, doctors had no problems with expectant moms smoking or drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, though now we know that’s harmful. My advise is always err on the side of caution.
Very important to keep an eye on who is supplying your medicine and how they are protecting you. While a single recall doesn’t necessarily spell trouble, there have been multiple incidents of reputable drug companies selling substandard products, so stay aware. Especially when the government is cutting back your protections, you need to be extra vigilant.