Study Links High Folic Acid Levels In Moms To Autism In Kids

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For years, women of childbearing age and expectant moms have been advised to take 400 micrograms of folic acid to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. However, the results of a recent study has physicians second guessing this recommendation. According to Salon, extremely high levels of the vitamin found in the bloodstreams of new moms at the time of birth have been linked to an increased risk of the child developing autism. This, of course, directly contradicts previous research, which suggests that adequate amounts of folic acid at the time of conception significantly reduces the risk of a child developing autism. Some medical experts have taken issue with the study, noting that its findings are based on a small number of families— 1,391, to be exact—being treated at only one hospital, which was Boston University…

Here Are 2016’s Best & Worst States For Working Moms

… Popular personal-finance website WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms. With the hopes of easing the burden on the most under-appreciated segment of the population, WalletHub’s analysts compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to a working mother. Using 13 key metrics like median women’s salary, female unemployment rate and day-care quality, there were some surprises and some statistics we knew already. Interestingly, North Dakota has the lowest female unemployment rate, 2.8 percent, which is three times lower than in the District of Columbia, which has the highest, 8.4 percent. And Virginia has the highest median women’s salary (adjusted for cost of living), $45,452, which is two times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest, $22,792…

Lecrae, Reach Records Signs Deal With Columbia Records

Lecrae has been building up his brand of confident, faith-based Hip-Hop since 2004 via his own Reach Records label. Now, the Houston, Texas native’s hard work has finally paid off after it was announced Thursday that he’s inked a deal with Columbia Records. Via a press release, the signing of Lecrae and his Reach Records label to the long-running major was announced to the masses. The rapper’s last release, the third of his Church Clothes mixtape series, came out this past January… Lecrae’s breakthrough album Anomaly, debuted at #1 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, receiving universal acclaim and making him a force in mainstream hip hop. The Atlanta based artist, community leader, activist and entrepreneur has helped to revive the genre’s conscious sensibility with his message of inspiration.

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