Top Women’s Health News from EHN
The fatal toll of cheap cigarettes.
A new study suggests that the availability of cheaper, off-brand cigarettes is associated with an increase in infant mortality. […]
In Mexico, weavers embrace natural alternatives to toxic dyes.
Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants. […]
Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says.
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. […]
Why Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop is still so popular.
How a new-agey website started by an actress became so popular—and what it says about the future of health journalism. […]
Moms most exposed to pesticides more likely to have preterm babies.
Women exposed to the highest quantities of agricultural pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley while pregnant were at heightened risk of giving birth prematurely and delivering low-weight infants, a new study found. […]
Mother’s gut microbes could be linked to autismlike disorders in children.
Presence of certain bacteria in pregnant mice lead to abnormal brain wiring and autismlike behaviors in offspring. […]
Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism.
Studies highlight link between immune response and unusual neural wiring. […]
Unilever US discloses fragrance ingredients in nearly 100 products.
Fragrance ingredient information for almost 100 Unilever US products has been made available online and through an app. […]
Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage.
Experts caution that the small study does not change recommendations for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine. […]
Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage.
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. […]
The palm oil effect.
A common ingredient found in hundreds of everyday beauty products is devastating the environment. […]
Too much mansplaining in climate conversations?
Climate experts are calling for more women to take part in research and policy-making in order to respond to climate change with a gender-specific approach. […]
Use of cell phones during pregnancy may not hamper baby's brain.
New research revealed that excessive use of cell phones during pregnancy might not have adverse effects on their newborn's health and brain development. […]
For India, toilets are a (mostly) serious issue.
A new movie, “Toilet, a Love Story,” has charmed audiences at a time when the government is trying to bring plumbing to the half a billion Indians without it. […]
Why giving birth is safer in Britain than in the US.
The U.S. and the U.K. used to have the same rate of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth. Now, Britain’s is almost three times lower. Here’s what they’re doing right. […]