According to researchers, highest levels of certain chemicals in a pregnant woman's bodies at the time of her pregnancy could lower child's IQ at the age of 7. The detailed study is the latest in a sequence of studies connecting the chemicals, called phthalates with the health effects that range from behavioral disorders to deformations of the sex organs.
On Friday, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Philip Banks suddenly resigned rather than becoming second-in-command of the department. The departure of Philip Banks left the NYPD without its two top minority officers. New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, has been blindsided with Banks' decision.