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Health Canada: No cough meds for kids under 6

As of Fall 2009, some nonprescription, orally-administered cough and cold medicine will have additional warnings on their labels: “Do not use this cough and cold product in children under 6 years of age.” Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medication with dosage information only for children under 6 will be removed from store shelves. The Scientific…

High fluoride levels may affect cognitive development

Some recent research suggests that children growing up in areas where there are high concentrations of fluoride in their drinking water have lower IQ scores. Several studies, many of them conducted in China, have found a link between a decrease in IQ and fluoride concentrations. Health Canada recently recommended a reduction in the maximum amount…