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Microbeads and other toxins are building up in Canada’s Arctic, studies say

Microbeads and other toxins are building up in Canada’s Arctic, studies say

 

The Canadian federal government has announced that a ban on microbeads in personal care products like toothpastes, shower gels and facial scrubs will commence on July 1, 2018, an important step in protecting Canada’s waterways as well as its Arctic environment, which has been shown to be an ecological dumping ground for toxins and pollutants.

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Probiotics in Favor of Life

Probiotics in Favor of Life

We all use the term “probiotic” so often, but may not think of what it means. The Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff, best known for his pioneering research in immunology more than a century ago, coined the term to signify “in favour of life.” As hypothesized by him and further evaluated through research, it is important to implant beneficial bacteria in the gut in order to counter the harmful or toxin-producing putrefactive bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could also have probable effects of a healthier childhood and healthy old age due to reduction of toxins in the blood brought about by probiotics’ vital role in eliminating toxin producing bacteria.

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Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

 

Researchers conclude that reduces stiffness while restoring physical functioning patients osteoarthritis. enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, researchers made an important . Acupuncture successfully downregulated osteoarthritis related proinflammatory plasma levels TNFα, IL-6, and apelin.

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Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive reinforcement is usually better than negative reinforcement but does positive reinforcement work the same in every child? According to a study out of the University of Buffalo and published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, the answer would be no. They found that a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – even more than it would for typically developing kids.

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4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

 

 

 

Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem, reporting that nearly a quarter of adult Americans suffer with some symptoms of sleep deprivation.

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Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Researchers (Zheng-tao, et al.) find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and conclude that it is a potentially valid and successful substitute for the CPAP machine. The findings indicate that acupuncture is a proven treatment option for sleep apnea patients looking for a cost-effective alternative to standard treatment or for those who find sleeping with the machine cumbersome and difficult to manage.

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia.

Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note that the acupuncture protocol used to achieve the treatment results included a specialized order for inserting the acupuncture needles and that the “sequence of acupuncture points” plays an important role.

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