Most modern people mistakenly believe slavery has been largely eradicated across our world. They don’t see people shackled in chains or being ordered what to do by their owners. Continue reading
Modern children are being poisoned like never before in the history of human civilization. No wonder the rate of autism in America has skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children over the last few decades, putting autism squarely in the “epidemic” category.
But don’t expect any CDC action on this epidemic. The CDC knows full well why autism rates are exploding across America, but instead of admitting the truth, Continue reading
You’re probably familiar with all sorts of mythologies promoted as “truisms” in modern medicine: Flu vaccines prevent the flu (they actually don’t), CT scans are harmless (they aren’t), chemotherapy works to save lives from cancer (it actually causes cancer), and so on. There are all sorts of falsehoods in dentistry, too: Mercury fillings are safe for you! (They aren’t.) Gum health Continue reading
Teenagers who take daily multivitamins probably also do other things to make themselves healthier. A study reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows that teens who take vitamins weigh less, smoke less and exercise more than other teens. Their diets are likely to be healthier, too.
The vitamin-taking adolescents also more often take part in sports, eat more fiber and consume more fish. Plus, they watch a lot less television.
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“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” Benjamin Franklin famously said.
Researchers aren’t sure whether an early bedtime will influence intelligence or income, but a new study suggests that it may make a significant difference for children in maintaining a healthy body weight.
A team of scientists at the University of South Australia conducted a study on 2,200 children aged 9 to 16, analyzing their bedtimes, wake times, physical activity levels and body weight. They discovered that while kids who went to bed late and slept in got the same amount of rest as their counterparts who hit the sack early, those who followed Franklin’s advice tended to get Continue reading
A study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB in Spanish) and Ramón Llull University have researched the relationship between the sleeping habits, hours slept, and academic performance of children aged between six and seven years of age. Experts have found that sleeping less than nine hours, going to bed late and no bedtime routine generally affects children’s academic skills.
“Most children sleep less than is recommended for their intellectual development, which is hindered because the lack of sleep cannot be recovered. This is the first Spanish study that proves that losing out on hours of sleep and bad habits affect schoolchildren’s academic performance,” stated Ramón Cladellas, researcher at the Faculty of Psychology at the UAB. Continue reading
Parents that allow their children to spend lots of time on the computer and in front of the television may be inadvertently contributing to an epidemic rise in “multiple-risk behaviors” (MRBs) among adolescents, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine. High computer use, say researchers, can lead to a 50 percent increased risk of developing MRBs like drug use, drunkenness, and unprotected sex.
When children are exposed to violence, wild partying, and other negative things through video games, television shows, and various internet content, they tend to adopt those behaviors themselves. Rather than develop life habits through natural exposure to family and friends, media-addicted youth Continue reading