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'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result
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07-23-2013, 12:37 PM #1
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Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine.

Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.

Did cocaine harm the long-term development of children like Jaimee, who were exposed to the drug in their mother's womb?

The researchers had expected the answer would be a resounding yes. But it wasn't. Another factor would prove far more critical.
http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-22/ne...nded-study
07-23-2013, 01:27 PM #2
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Good find!
Quote:"Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine"
There is probably nothing that can hinder a child's development more than a poor living environment, often without proper food and generally poor living conditions.
Parents who live in poverty are, more often than not; very unhappy. That unhappiness goes around and affects the entire family.
At the time the "crack baby" sensational news stories were everywhere, they made it seem the babies would never have a chance at normalcy. It speaks volumes for the resiliency of children and also the stupidity of the uninformed media who delight in demonizing anything and everything with little or no factual evidence.
Cocaine is an IQ test, if you're doing it, you failed, but thankfully it apparently has no real long term effect on children.
No child should have to pay for the stupidity of their parents.

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07-23-2013, 05:07 PM #3
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so poverty is as harmful to a child as prenatal motherly cocaine abuse? - what are people going to do about that? i mean to do nothing would definitely be a crime wouldn't it?
07-23-2013, 05:19 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-23-2013, 05:07 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  so poverty is as harmful to a child as prenatal motherly cocaine abuse? - what are people going to do about that? i mean to do nothing would definitely be a crime wouldn't it?


iagree.gif There would be plenty to go around if only the money spent on never ending wars and spying on innocent people were to cease.
What takes precedence here is a crime also.

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07-23-2013, 06:15 PM #5
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(07-23-2013, 05:19 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(07-23-2013, 05:07 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  so poverty is as harmful to a child as prenatal motherly cocaine abuse? - what are people going to do about that? i mean to do nothing would definitely be a crime wouldn't it?


iagree.gif There would be plenty to go around if only the money spent on never ending wars and spying on innocent people were to cease.
What takes precedence here is a crime also.


Hey don't be a commie or something.
07-23-2013, 06:24 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif Yeah I almost forgot how humanitarian aid at home was viewed. Better to give Egypt and Pakistan Billions a year so they can burn the American flag, call it the great Satan and all that shït.
Much like an ex-wife getting alimony and child support the countries getting the largest amount of U.S. aid really, really hate the US

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07-23-2013, 06:25 PM #7
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I wonder if theres any Prozac and Xanax ect ect babies being born?

If there are any and theres probably millions of them being born all the time!

We wont hear about those doomed children in the media...

Because those highly likely physical and emotional defects are being caused by socially acceptable drugs...

Dope that tptb and big pharma are pushing on us and want us to be buying and taking...

To create an evermore dumbed down obedient race of easily misled sheeple...

But buy and sell and take the drugs that tptb have stigmatized...

Because they dont make any megabucks off of them...

And you'll be demonized and hurled into a steel cage...

Alcohol and cigarettes are the most destructive and damaging and deadly drugs of all...

Pretty cool huh?!
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07-23-2013, 06:30 PM #8
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poverty is a crime against humanity!



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