Baby Development

Mentally challenged woman delivers baby girl in street of Calabar

On Friday, a mentally and physically challenged woman has delivered a baby girl on street of Calabar.

The woman birthed her child on Friday evening in Uwanse, Calabar South local government area of Cross River State, but was later evacuated to a government facility.

The mentally ill woman, who delivered the baby by herself before the arrival of good Samaritans gave her name as Pretty and said she is from Benue State

Rescuing the baby and the mother, the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong who was in tears said the baby was delivered by 5.30.

Dr Ekpenyong called for more awareness to be created as regards mental health as well as for people to regularly check for other underlying health conditions especially those who have been exposed to hard drugs.

“We all owe ourselves the duty to check for our mental

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Some Baby Foods Contain Toxic Metals, Study Reveals


Baby food products in the baby food aisle in City Target. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A grim study published by the Congressional Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy found “dangerous levels” of toxic heavy metals in baby foods.

The “inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury” could potentially “endanger infant neurological development and long-term brain function,” Fox News 5 reported.

The companies studied by the Subcommittee were Gerber, Nurture Inc, Hain Celestial Group Inc, and Beech-Nut Nutrition. At least three other companies refused to let their products be studied.

“Baby food manufacturers hold a special position of public trust. But consumers mistakenly believe that these companies would not sell unsafe products. The Subcommittee’s staff report found that these manufacturers knowingly sell baby food containing high levels of toxic heavy metals,” Democratic Chairman Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi said in a

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Congressional report: Toxic metals found in baby food brands | Top Stories

(WAND) – Levels of arsenic, lead, and other toxic metals that can harm brain development were found in many popular baby foods, including organic brands. That is according to a congressional investigation. 

A U.S. House Subcommittee said in a report released Thursday it requested internal data from seven companies, including Walmart, in 2019 after a nonprofit called Healthy Babies Bright Futures published results of testing it did on baby foods.

Four of the companies, Beech-Nut, Gerber, Earth’s Best Organics maker Hain Celestial and Happy Family Organics maker Nurture Inc., shared documents. The subcommittee said Walmart, Sprout Foods and Campbell Soup Co., which makes Plum Organics baby food, did not cooperate with the investigation.

Lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium are all metals the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers harmful to human health. 

Those toxins can stay in the environment for decades from past herbicide and pesticide use. 

Officials said toxic

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How should the food industry respond?

FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Jackie Bowen (JB), executive director at nonprofit The Clean Label Project​, who says regulators are great at dealing with health issues caused by immediate acute exposure to foods (E.coli, salmonella, listeria), but don’t do so well when it comes to long-term exposure to low levels of environmental and industrial contaminants.

Bowen – who previously held technical, standards development and leadership roles at the WHO Collaborating Centre, NSF International, and domestic USDA organic certifier Quality Assurance International – has been accused by some industry stakeholders of ​​scaremongering,​​ but says she is trying to effect change by pushing brands to think more carefully about how they source raw materials.

Click HERE​​ to read our recent coverage of the report​​ ​​just released by the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy in the House of Representatives exploring heavy metals in baby foods, which has

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