The Daily Populous

Sunday April 11st, 2021 evening edition

image for Evidence linking pregnant women’s exposure to phthalates, found in plastic packaging and common consumer products, to altered cognitive outcomes and slower information processing in their infants, with males more likely to be affected.

Susan Schantz and her colleagues found a relationship between prenatal exposure to phthalates and slower processing speed in 7.5-month-old infants.

Now researchers have found evidence linking pregnant women’s exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants.

Most of the findings involved slower information processing among infants with higher phthalate exposure levels, with males more likely to be affected depending on the chemical involved and the order of information presented to the infants.

Now in its seventh year, IKIDS has enrolled hundreds of participants and is tracking chemical exposures in pregnant women and developmental outcomes in their children.

She is a faculty member in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, which houses the IKIDS program at Illinois.

“IKIDS is part of a larger initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program.

“Most previous studies of the relationship between prenatal exposure to phthalates and cognition have focused on early and middle childhood,” Schantz said. »

Vladimir Putin Just Officially Banned Same-Sex Marriage In Russia

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The amendments passed by voters and signed into law by Putin specifically ban marriage equality and adoption by transgender folks.

The ad, entitled “Why amendments to the Constitution are important,” ended by asking viewers if “this is the Russia you choose.”

Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isayev had fled to Russia after Chechen authorities allegedly arrested and tortured the two men for their LGBTQ+ activism. »

Saudi crown prince pressed France to lie about fake painting to escape humiliation: Doceumentary

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) pressured authorities in France to lie about the authenticity of a fake painting he had purchased in 2017, a French documentary has revealed.

The Saudi crown prince did so to escape the public humiliation of having spent hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the painting credited to Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.

The official said the Louvre had informed the painting’s owner, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, of its findings, but he balked. »