Eco Pesticide: Safer Product Controls Citrus Pests

Eco Pesticide Safer Product Controls Citrus Pests

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pest Regulation have approved CRS Plus, an aerosol pheromone biopesticide product that disrupts the mating cycle of Aonidiella aurantii, also known as California Red Scale (CRS). Pheromones do not kill or damage the target insects, and are species-specific, so pollinators and other beneficial insect species are not affected.

CRS attacks all aerial parts of citrus trees, including twigs, leaves, branches and fruit. Heavy infestations can cause reduced fruit quality, yellowing and dropping of leaves, dieback of twigs and limbs and even death of the tree.

UNDERSTANDING NUTRACEUTICALS: How They Differ from Health Store Supplements

UNDERSTANDING NUTRACEUTICALS: How They Differ from Health Store Supplements

by Linda Sechrist

Savvy consumers seeking products that might help them achieve and maintain good health may be noticing two new categories: medical food and nutraceuticals.

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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Move Your Body During MLK Run/Walk and Annual MLK March

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Move Your Body During MLK Run/Walk and Annual MLK March

Martin Luther King Jr. said that no matter how you do it, whether you run, walk or crawl, you have to keep moving forward. You can actively demonstrate this powerful message by participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Jan. 14, and the annual MLK March on Monday, Jan. 15.

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Expect a Miracle: Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires

Expect a Miracle: Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires

by J. Marie Novak

According to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think we can’t handle burdensome diculties on our own, we oen seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for myself and my family.

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Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert

Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert

As the debate rages between health officials and vaccine critics about possible links to autism, mercury seems to be a specific bone of contention. It has long been present in the form of thimerisol, a preservative that inhibits bacterial contamination.

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DIAL DOWN STRESS: How to Stay Calm and Cool

DIAL DOWN STRESS: How to Stay Calm and Cool

 

Whether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey.

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Recreate Comfort Secrets to Better Furniture

Recreate Comfort Secrets to Better Furniture

A new year can prompt us to refresh the look and feel of our home. Eco-minded individuals may wish to spruce up a treasured piece of furniture or find a replacement that’s light on environmental impact.

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Confluence Park, New Education and Recreation Destination, Hosts Grand Unveiling on Jan. 17

Confluence Park, New Education and Recreation Destination, Hosts Grand Unveiling on Jan. 17

Be one of the first to explore a landmark project where culture, education, ecology and recreation meet at the Confluence Park Grand Unveiling on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Long-Term Cell Phone Use a Health Risk

Long-Term Cell Phone Use a Health Risk

Researchers at Orebro University, in Sweden, conducted a review of research reported since 1965 on the incidence of glioma brain cancer with continued use of cell phones. They found that the highest cumulative exposures to cell phone radiation correlated with a 90 percent increase in the risk of glioma cancer.

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Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Tree Nuts Cut Colon Cancer Relapse

Researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute examined nutrition and cancer recurrence data from 826 patients with Stage III colon cancer and found those that consumed two or more ounces of tree nuts a week experienced a 42 percent reduction in cancer recurrence and a 57 percent lower risk of death on average compared to those that ate no nuts.