Things We’ve Read: Week of July 14th, 2014

Ask Well: Nanoparticles in Sunscreens (NYT): What are the risks from nanoparticles of titanium in sunscreens?

The Mysterious Tree Of A Newborn’s Life – The Push to Understand the Placenta (NYT): The placenta plays a huge role in a pregnancy, however very little is actually known about it.

Equal Opportunity Employment Officials Take New Aim at Pregnancy Bias (NYT): The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new enforcement guidelines on pregnancy discrimination in an effort to underscore that employers cannot discriminate against workers because of past, present or future pregnancies.

One Mother’s Triumph: Having A Baby Late In Life (NY Daily News): Mount Sinai helps ‘older’ moms see pregnancy through to success.

Save Lives, Train Midwives (Bloomberg View): The presence of a skilled birth attendant would save millions of lives and millions of dollars.

Organic Foods Are More Nutritious, According To Review Of 343 Studies (LA Times): Researchers in Europe and the United States have concluded that organic crops and organic-crop-based foods do in fact contain higher concentrations of antioxidants on average than conventionally grown foods.

Urine Test Can Predict Premature Birth And Poor Fetal Growth (HNGN): The detection of certain molecules through a urine test can help predict premature birth and poor fetal growth.

Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Beauty Products (ABC News): Sales of products labeled “natural” have soared, but are these products actually all natural?

How To Dress The Bump Without The Frump (Today Parents): Baby bumps are always in! With maternity clothes evolving, it’s easy for pregnant women to stay fashionable.

17 Highly Scientific Facts About Parenting (HuffPost): The truth about parenting.