Abstracts & Commentary

Controversy surrounds the ideal time to introduce infants to solid foods. Naturopathic physicians often see parents who wait until long after the commonly recommended 4 to 6 months. This study and others suggest later introduction may do more harm than good.
How do children best learn about healthy eating habits? Not through education, according to a recent study. We examine an approach that did have long-lasting effects, and consider what the implications might be for improving our patients' approach to food.
Researchers have made an important first step in assessing a novel method of comparing population-based health data with environmental conditions. The longitudinal-ecological study looked at the link between mortality from two causes and the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.
A recent double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of high-dose NAC on several measures of COPD. The results shed light on appropriate dosage and duration of treatment.