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A recent report revealed that working with one’s own hands in a real world 3D environment is imperative for full cognitive and intellectual development. The report was released by Dr. Aric Sigman, who was commissioned by the Ruskin Mill Educational Trust.
Unfortunately, brain development of children from the Western world is being threatened by their failure [...]
Regularly getting 9 hours or more of sleep per night appears to increase the risk of stroke in post menopausal women, according to a study published in the American Heart Association Journal “Stroke” in July 2008.
The study, which involved 93,000 women ages 50-79 years old from 40 locations around the United States, ran from 1994 [...]
I’m interested in ways in which people can receive a nice dopamine, serotonin or norephenephrine surge in the brain without it setting themselves up for addiction. When an addictive substances is first used, the brain is stimulated in certain reward areas. The next time the substance is used, there is less of a reward sensation. [...]
When people partake in activities that suppress their frontal lobe, they are more likely to augment the effect by engaging in additional suppressant activities.
A case in point would be the experience of people frequenting bars where syncopated rock n’ roll music is played. The louder the music is played, the faster people drink, with the [...]
According to the American Lung Association, 4000 children under 18 smoke their first cigarette each day. Of those 4000 first-time smokers, nearly 1100 will become regulars of the habit.
Tobacco companies would like to convert more of those first time users into regular smokers, and they have found a way to do it. According to a [...]
½ cup orange juice concentrate
½ cup water
½ cup non-dairy milk (Silk Milk, Rice Dream)
½ pkg Mori-Nu Tofu, lite
1 Tbsp golden flaxseed meal (or 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil)
2 small frozen bananas, sliced
1 cup frozen strawberries or blueberries
Blend all ingredients until smooth. This smoothie makes a great way to start your day. Yields 4 cups.
The most common internal organ transplanted is the kidney. In an effort to decrease the risk of rejection, researchers spend thousands of dollars trying to find the good kidney matches. As it turns out, good mental health is just as important as “good matches”. New research indicates that depression doubles the risk of kidney failure [...]
For years we have known that the trace mineral Boron reduces the risk of osteoporosis. According to researchers at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston , Texas , higher levels of Boron have now been shown to be associated with a lower risk of lung cancer in women. In the study, the lowest levels of [...]
In a 6-year “Health and Retirement Study”, researchers found that social integration helped delay the memory decline which is usually associated with old age. 16,638 Americans participated in the study, which measured memory by immediate and delayed recall of a ten word list.
Social integration was assessed by marital status, volunteer activity, frequency of contact with [...]
Researchers recently completed one of the largest cancer studies ever performed, which surveyed nearly 500,000 adult Americans age 50 and up, then followed their health for four years. The study identified smoking and heavy drinking as major risk factors for the development of head and neck cancers. Certain foods, however, emerged as particularly protective factors [...]« Previous Entries