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There is no evidence to support the claim that eating peanuts or peanut butter during pregnancy will make your child allergic to peanuts. Image from

Monday’s medical myth: peanuts in pregnancy cause allergies

Anyone else have the feeling something radical has happened with peanut allergy in the past 30 years? I don’t recall knowing anyone allergic to peanuts or peanut butter as a child in the 1980s, yet today…
The public backslapping around the hiring of a pregnant Marissa Mayer as Yahoo’s CEO acknowledges this type of discrimination is alive and well. AAP

Marissa Mayer and the business case for hiring pregnant women

The public praise heaped upon the struggling Yahoo for hiring a pregnant Marissa Mayer as its new chief executive shows a covert acknowledgement that this form of bias against women remains alive and well…
Candice Reed, Australia’s first IVF baby, will turn 32 next month. AAP/Ethical Strategies

Fertility treatments linked to higher risk of birth defects

Babies conceived using commonly available fertility treatments are on average almost 50% more likely to have a birth defect…
Warning labels proposed by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation. AERF

Health expert challenges wine body on pregnancy labels

A claim by Australia’s peak wine body that warning labels on bottles could prompt pregnant women to seek terminations is an “outrageous attempt to put commercial interests ahead of public health”, a drugs…

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