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Archive for June, 2012 :


The ‘Baby Box’ Returns To Europe
June 29th, 2012

Boxes where parents can leave an unwanted baby, common in medieval Europe, have been making a comeback over the last 10 years.


Indie Publisher Prints Books With Disappearing Ink
June 29th, 2012

The specially-developed ink used in the books works via a chemical process, starting to disappear as it comes into contact with light and air.


FDA Looks The Other Way While School Uses Electroshock Torture On Autistic Students
June 26th, 2012

In a statement responding to all the press, JRC has stated that aversive therapies like GEDs are only used as part of court-ordered treatments on students who “struggle with violent, abusive or mutilating behaviors toward themselves or others.”


Levels Of Electromagnetic Radiation We Are Exposed To Today Are Billions Of times Higher Than Our Ancestors
June 26th, 2012

The fact that today’s children are facing even more health concerns than current generations as a result of consistent, long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves calls for the scientific community and the government policy makers to step up.


Cities’ Efforts To Make Exercise Easier Pays Off
June 26th, 2012

Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory.


US New-Home Sales Rose At Fastest Pace In 2 Years
June 26th, 2012

Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery is continuing in the U.S. housing market, despite weaker job growth.


Gay Republicans Are Like Jewish Nazis And Black Klan Members
June 26th, 2012

Michael Musto of the Village Voice is outraged that anyone in the gay community would even consider voting for Mitt Romney


AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For Kids
June 25th, 2012

The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.


Hypno No-No: Schoolgirls Trapped In Hypnosis By Attractive Rookie Artist
June 21st, 2012

A hypnotism show at a private girls’ high school went strangely awry after a young hypnotist put several teenage students in a “mass hypnosis” trance and had to call in his mentor for help to bring them out.


From Nuclear Power Plant to Nuclear Weapon #1
June 20th, 2012

As the bad news gradually spreads that the debacle at Fukushima nuclear power plant #1 is becoming more perilous rather than less so, the words of Albert Einstein come to mind.


Detector of DNA Damage: Structure of a Repair Factor Revealed
June 20th, 2012

Double-stranded breaks in cellular DNA can trigger tumorigenesis. LMU researchers have now determined the structure of a protein involved in the repair and signaling of DNA double-strand breaks.


Night Work May Put Women’s Health at Risk
June 20th, 2012

The results of a study carried out by the researchers of the Inserm unit 1018 (Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health) and published in the International Journal of Cancer show that the risk of developing breast cancer is higher among women who have worked at night.


Blogging Relieves Stress On New Mothers
June 20th, 2012

New mothers who read and write blogs may feel less alone than mothers who do not participate in a blogging community, according to family studies researchers.


Specific Bacteria Linked to Indoor Water-Damage and Mold Identified
June 20th, 2012

Bacterial contamination in water-damaged buildings has been identified as a potential cause of health problems, including infection and respiratory conditions like asthma. Which specific bacteria contribute to these problems, however, has been unknown — making it difficult for public health officials to develop tools to effectively address the underlying source of the problem.


Study: No-Fat, Low-Fat Dressings Don’t Get Most Nutrients out of Salads
June 20th, 2012

Bacterial contamination in water-damaged buildings has been identified as a potential cause of health problems, including infection and respiratory conditions like asthma. Which specific bacteria contribute to these problems, however, has been unknown — making it difficult for public health officials to develop tools to effectively address the underlying source of the problem.


Is Greed Ever Good? The Psychology of Selfishness
June 18th, 2012

Greed, like lust and gluttony, is traditionally considered a sin of excess.


Why Smart People Are Stupid
June 13th, 2012

When people face an uncertain situation, they don’t carefully evaluate the information or look up relevant statistics. Instead, their decisions depend on a long list of mental shortcuts, which often lead them to make foolish decisions.


The Brain Body Connection – The First Of The Four Major Systems That Maintain Health
June 11th, 2012

There are four major systems that control most bodily functions and when these systems are out of balance, disease will eventually manifest.


Many Grapefruit Seed Extracts Are Adulterated, Non-Profit Research Group Finds
June 11th, 2012
The Cost-Effectiveness Of Chiropractic Care vs. Medical Care
June 11th, 2012

With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health.


Less than 6 Hours Sleep Significantly Increases Risk of a Stroke
June 11th, 2012

Even if you are fit and healthy.


Volunteers Work At 92 Organic Farms In Oregon, Triple The Number Of Six Years Ago
June 11th, 2012

But as the organic and, more recently, eat-local movements have picked up speed, the number of WWOOF farms — more than 1,500 in the United States — also has grown.


‘Transglutaminase’ and Other Fun New Foods
June 8th, 2012

While glued-together, steak-like meat is surprisingly common in the food service industry, the corporations peddling it are not eager to let us consumers in on their little secret.


Bananas Vs. Sports Drinks: What’s Better?
June 3rd, 2012

The riders who ate bananas reported feeling more full and bloated, yet their blood glucose levels and performance did not differ between the two time trials.