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Why Are You Nearsighted? Here's an Explanation You May Not Have Heard

07 Nov 2015 | 77,535 Views

Getting used to this simple habit might protect children's eyes and prevent the development of nearsightedness.

Parents Deserve to Know More Than School Vaccination Rates

13 Oct 2015 | 39,635 Views

The US government is urging schools to publish vaccination and vaccine-exemption rates, but they are overlooking other necessary factors to gauge the health of a student body - like rates of chronic illness, transmittable and infectious diseases, and severe allergies.

Reanalysis Confirms Long Held Suspicions — Paxil Is Unsafe and Ineffective for Teens

08 Oct 2015 | 186,142 Views

The company calls it safe for children and teens, even after 800 lawsuits and $1 billion in settlements. Users were an astounding 10.3 times more likely to commit suicide compared to placebo. Tell their doctor "no," do these things instead, and spare yourself intense grief.

What Diseases Can You Catch from a Water Fountain?

26 Sep 2015 | 48,176 Views

Is it safe to drink from public drinking fountains or are you putting your health at risk every time you take a sip? Both the cleanliness of the fountain and the purity of the water factor in this equation...

Smokeless Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Yearly, Worldwide

23 Sep 2015 | 34,438 Views

Smokeless tobacco is often considered safer than smoking cigarettes, but it's still responsible for a significant number of deaths worldwide each year. Other smoking "alternatives," like e-cigarettes, also pose considerable risks to your health.

Non-Stick Breast Milk?

09 Sep 2015 | 25,488 Views

Non-stick chemicals used pervasively in household goods and found to extensively contaminate the environment are turning up in nature's perfect food - breast milk. What effects do such chemicals have on newborns?

Are Mutant Lice Headed Your Way?

02 Sep 2015 | 121,957 Views

If your child comes home from school with a case of head lice, think twice before rushing to the drug store for a lice-removal shampoo. The active ingredients are toxic pesticides and, further, new research shows they may no longer be effective.

Iodine Supplements in Pregnancy May Boost Babies’ Brains

24 Aug 2015 | 36,095 Views

Low iodine in early pregnancy is linked to lower IQ in your children, but simply ensuring you're getting enough iodine can help. In fact, most adults can benefit from optimizing iodine levels.

Research Reveals the Importance of Your Microbiome for Optimal Health

13 Jul 2015 | 233,600 Views

Chances are you may be switching on the wrong genes by ignoring this part of your health. Researchers are discovering links to many different diseases and conditions, all stemming from something that may be surprisingly simple to fix.

Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter

02 Jul 2015 | 40,076 Views

Research continues to uncover what many people intrinsically feel - that spending time in nature is good for the body, mind, and soul. Children with greater access to green spaces enjoy significant benefits, not only physically but cognitively as well.


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