Articles from: January 2017

Airline Air: Recirculating Jet Air Linked to Illness

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Aerotoxic syndrome is the medical term for the illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in jet aircraft, and it’s causing that ailment, plus the permanent disability and even death of airline employees and passengers. Whistleblowers have been met with ridicule and termination. The problem has been called the “asbestos of the airline industry” by critics.

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Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

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Researchers from Ohio State University, in Columbus, started with data from 6,432 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, conducted in 1979, to study the impact that early job satisfaction has upon health as we age.

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Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

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A study from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, has linked autism spectrum disorder with prenatal exposure to organochlorine chemicals. The researchers examined 1,144 children born in southern California between 2000 and 2003 with mothers who had enrolled in a state-sponsored prenatal screening program.

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Eat Safer: Website Screens Packaging for Toxin

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Although food manufacturers have pledged to voluntarily eliminate bisphenol A (BPA)—an endocrine disruptor linked to developmental problems in fetuses, infants and children—in their packaging materials, it’s still found in the lining of many canned goods. Recent testing by an advocacy group found BPA in 70 percent of nearly 200 samples, including products from Campbell and Kroger, which have joined the pledge.

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Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

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A clinical trial from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that participants in a sixday, ayurvedic-based, well-being program showed metabolic improvements in blood tests for inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk (CDR) and cholesterol levels.

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Julia Schopick on Effective, Affordable Alternative Treatment

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by Randy Kambic

Following up on the success of her bestselling book Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life- Threatening Diseases, Julia Schopick plans to spread awareness of the efficacy of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) in treating autoimmune and other ailments later this year with a new book co-authored with professional writer Don Schwartz.

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Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

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Research from the Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Columbus, suggests that the risk of childhood obesity, a growing concern in the U.S., can be reduced by putting children to bed before 8 p.m. The researchers examined reports from mothers of 977 4-and-ahalf- year-old children born in 1991 regarding their typical weekday bedtimes.

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SET YOUR GOAL—SAVE THE DATE: Start Training Today for an Alamo Run Fest Event on April 2

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Now that the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to make a resolution to improve your health, and the Alamo Run Fest—San Antonio’s premier “home grown” half marathon event—is well worth considering.

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Smog Begone: California Aims Even Higher on Emission Controls

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California lawmakers have enacted a bill that aims to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. It extends previous efforts such as the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 instituted to reduce emissions by 2020, along with another piece of legislation that vows to boost legislative oversight of climate change programs organized by the California Air Resources Board.

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The Wild and Wooly TEEN BRAIN: What Kids Need from Us to Grow Wise

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by April Thompson

Peer pressure and body consciousness are universal challenges facing teens and their parents. Experts find that by modeling healthy habits and maintaining open lines of communication, adults can help foster healthy independent thinking and responses to inevitable situations.

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