Articles from: July 2017

Colicky Babies Respond to Acupuncture

Colicky Babies Respond to Acupuncture

Research from Sweden has found that acupuncture helps reduce the crying of colicky babies. The study monitored 147 babies between the ages of 2 and 8 weeks with colic at four separate Swedish public child health centers. The babies were divided into three groups; each visited the clinic twice a week for two weeks.

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Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Coal Phase- Out Boosts Health

The province of Ontario began a complete phase-out of its coal-fired power plants in 2005, with all of them having closed by 2015. While the costly measure was expected to produce minor air quality improvements, officials predicted that the resulting health benefits would accrue $3 billion in annual healthcare savings for the community.

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Astonishing Agriculture: Food Grows Without Soil or Groundwater

Astonishing Agriculture Food Grows Without Soil or Groundwater

Proponents of GMO (genetically modified) food may argue that the technique is necessary because the world is running out of resources. However, agricultural startup Sundrop Farms, with offices in the UK and Australia, has developed high-tech greenhouse facilities that apply solutions to grow crops with less reliance on finite natural resources than conventional greenhouse production.

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Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

A study from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, has found that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (sold as Kyo-Dophilus) helps relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

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An Awesome Antidote to Polarization

An Awesome Antidote to Polarization

by Kirk J. Schneider

We live in polarized times. The current polarization of the American electorate and federal government is rooted in “the polarized mind”, a fixation by individuals on one point of view that excludes differing views and provokes intolerance.

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Last Call Endangered Species Protection Act May Go Extinct

Last Call Endangered Species Protection Act May Go Extinct

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed in 1973, strengthened earlier federal protections for animals that had been nearly wiped out by humans. The act faces opposition from those that believe it both unfairly protects animals that poach livestock and restricts land use.

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Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

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A study of distance runners by Texas A&M University, in College Station, determined that short-term supplementation of dried tart cherry powder improved running times, decreased inflammation and increased muscle metabolism and immunity.

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San Antonio Film Festival Returns to the Tobin Center Aug. 1-6

San Antonio Film Festival Returns to the Tobin Center Aug. 1-6

The 23rd Annual San Antonio Film Festival returns Aug. 1-6 and will provide an innovative and inspiring environment for film lovers, filmmakers, industry leaders and die-hard fans. The festival will feature six days of films from around the globe and will give filmmakers and fans of all ages the opportunity to network, share ideas, advance their careers and foster relationships within the community.

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Dogs Need Detoxing Too: 10 Ways to Detox Your Dog

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You know that mercury is bad for people. John Moore, a prominent 20th-century mercury and dental health researcher, regarded mercury as a ubiquitous contaminant of everything from plastics to concrete and medicine. But what about your dog? Pets also routinely encounter mercury and other toxic metals like aluminum and lead.

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Eating Vegan on the Road Clever Ways to Eat Healthy Anywhere

Eating Vegan on the Road Clever Ways to Eat Healthy Anywhere

by Judith Fertig

Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are eating vegan/vegetarian meals more often, even if they do not adhere to a strict plant-based lifestyle, concluded a 2011 Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group.

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