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NASA Space Technology Shines Light on Healing
December 18, 2006
Doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have discovered the healing power of light with the help of technology developed for NASA's Space Shuttle.
Using powerful light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, originally designed for commercial plant growth research in space, scientists have found a way to help patients here on Earth. Doctors are examining how this special lighting technology helps hard-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns, and severe oral sores caused by chemotherapy and radiation.
8 ways to enjoy organic food on a budget
by Louisa McKenzie
September 16, 2016
Organic food is often cited as being better for your health and for the environment. However, many people are put off by organic food's perceived higher price tag.
This month The Soil Association is raising awareness of organic food and wants you to Organic Your September. However, if you think organic food is too costly, switching wholly or partly to organic needn't be as expensive as you probably think.
The Number One Natural (Non-Drug) Treatment for ADHD
February 21, 2017
ADD and ADHD affect many areas of life including social situations, down time at home, ability to complete daily chores, and even sports and music practice.
As homeschoolers, we have tremendous freedom to adjust our learning environment for the different learning styles of our kids. We can choose curriculum, schedules, even foods and lighting that complement rather than frustrate our kids preferred way of learning.
GreenLight Laser shows promising results in treatment of enlarged prostates
Hospital News (UK)
by Cindy Woods
December 1, 2008
A new study in the use of GreenLight Laser therapy to treat enlarged prostates is already yielding positive results at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH).
Urologists Drs. Edward Woods, William Baldwin and Nick Logarakis of TSH are participating along with two other Ontario hospitals. Coordinated by McMaster Institute of Urology at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, the study is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
There's A Simple Way To Make A Big Dent In California's Drought. Why Aren't Government Officials Promoting It?
by Leighton Woodhouse
April 8, 2015
If just one in ten Southern Californians were to install a greywater system in their home, the state would conserve as much potable water as it expects to generate through the massive $1 billion desalination plant that is about to come online.
So why aren't more state and local government officials encouraging California homeowners to install residential greywater systems as a key part of reducing urban water usage throughout the state?
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?
by Christine Gross-Loh
July 4, 2014
Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards.
We need to let 3-year-olds climb trees and 5-year-olds use knives. Imagine my surprise when I came across a kindergartener in the German forest whittling away on a stick with a penknife. His teacher, Wolfgang, lightheartedly dismissed my concern: "No one's ever lost a finger!" Similarly, Brittany, an American mom, was stunned when she moved her young family to Sweden and saw 3- and 4-year-olds with no adult supervision bicycling down the street, climbing the roofs of playhouses and scaling tall trees with no adult supervision.
Healthy Postures For Your Daily Tasks (VIDEO)
by Laura Schocker
June 20, 2011
We all know that sitting hunched over at a desk all day isn't good for the back -- but there are actually a variety of unhealthy postures we may be holding all day without even knowing it.
Turns out, the wrong stance can put stres and tension on the wrong areas of the body, Dr. Perry Wolk-Weiss, a chiropractor, told Daily Connection in this video. And that can cause long-term health problems.
Is Food Packaging Affecting Your Health?
by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.
May 19, 2011
Most of us are genuinely trying to do our best to be healthy -- we buy organic food, try to drink filtered water and include more fruits and vegetables with every meal. But what about the packaging surrounding our food?
Chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and PCV (polyvinyl chloride) have all been found in plastic food packaging, the linings of soda cans and canned food. These chemicals, often referred to as endocrine disruptors, do much more than simply help to protect and contain our food. They can mimic our natural hormones, turning on or off the body's native hormone signals to block natural responses or trigger excessive action.
Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?
by Celeste McGovern
May 4, 2017
It's never been done before. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing... and parents should be worried.
Something is wrong with America's children. They are sick - allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children - a full 43% of them - suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette's syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness.
Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD In Children, Study Shows
November 7, 2015
Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven.
Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity compared to children sent the year earlier, according to this new study on kindergarten and mental health.
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