Critics jump on ultrasound and autism connection

(CNN)Ultrasound exams during pregnancy are common. And researchers have now looked at whether a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is more likely among children exposed to this technology in the womb. However, the researchers did find a statistical association between…

Got alt-milk? How plant-based alternatives compare

(CNN)In the nutritional world, the benefits of cow’s milk are well-known: It’s a good source of several important nutrients, including protein, calcium and vitamin D, and an important staple for children. Non-dairy milks, including soy, almond, rice and coconut milk,…

So THAT’S Why You Feel Sick After Taking Vitamins

Taking certain types of vitamins may cause a range of gastrointestinal issues, according to Dr. David Poppers, a gastroenterologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. It isn’t unheard-of to experience abdominal pain or discomfort, queasiness or diarrhea. You’re taking…

What Supplements Do Scientists Use, And Why?

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe – and that’s for new supplements only. We wanted to know which…