Immediate medical attention can help reduce the impact of shaking, but many children are left with permanent damage. Fewer than 10 to 15 percent of shaken babies recover completely; the rest have a variety of disabilities, including partial or complete loss of vision, hearing problems, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, sucking and swallowing disorders, developmental disabilities, autism, cognitive or behavior problems, or a permanent vegetative state.
shellfish poisoning Eating shellfish has been linked to a number of illnesses, including those caused by bacteria, a variety of viruses, and toxins. This is because shellfish are highly susceptible to bacterial and viral contamination, since they live close to the shore where pollution tends to be worse. While shellfish by themselves are not poisonous, they can become contaminated by their environment, passing infection on up the food chain until they are eaten by humans.
oysters, clams, and mussels are particularly prone to becoming contaminated because of their metabolic systems, which pump water across gills to isolate plankton; this makes them vulnerable to bacteria, viruses, and contaminants. Lobsters and other crustacean shellfish only rarely become contaminated.
Most cases of shellfish poisoning have occurred when people ate raw or undercooked shellfish; raw shellfish have been linked to nearly 1,000 cases of hepatitis a year. This is why doctors rec
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Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.