Mon Oct 23 2017

Category: Environmental


Pesticides and ADHD

Posted in ADHD, Environmental, Mental Health

According to a new report in the Journal Pediatrics, organo-phosphate pesticides could be linked with ADHD.  Now, this is not a small report. It looked at 1100 children aged 8 to 15, and what they found is a potential link between the pesticides and the disorder.  Now, it’s very important when something like this comes [&hellip

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The Effects of Daylight Savings Time on People’s Health

Posted in Environmental, Mental Health

There have been several major studies about the effects of daylight savings time on people and their health.  One of the most recent, is Michigan State University. What they did was they took a look at the mind, safety, and health administration data for about 25 years.  Across those years, they found out that about [&hellip

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Asthma Is a Big Problem for Children in Cities

Posted in Asthma, Environmental, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Teen Health

Asthma is becoming a bigger problem in children who live in the city and the issue is an important one.  It's the most common health condition and the number one reason for hospitalization and emergency department visits for children.  A recent Johns Hopkins study of asthma in the inner city environment has found that even [&hellip

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Eating Green for Our Planet

Posted in Environmental, Foods / Drinks

20090504-eating_green_for_our_planet_ “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”   This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, who—according to his writings—supported a vegetarian diet, but didn’t strictly adhere to it. In fact he admitted, "I have always eaten animal flesh [&hellip

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Eating Green for Our Planet – Vegans and Vegetarian Diets

Posted in Environmental, Foods / Drinks

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”   This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, who—according to his writings—supported a vegetarian diet, but didn’t strictly adhere to it. In fact he admitted, "I have always eaten animal flesh with [&hellip

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Fungus Shows Promise as a Treatment for Pneumonia and Strep

Posted in Environmental, Medications

We're always looking for newer and better ways to fight infections and many of the best weapons are naturally grown.  For instance, a fungus found on the floor of Northern European pine forests is being reworked in a lab to fight some of the organisms that cause pneumonia and strep throat.  We know that antibacterial [&hellip

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Americans Are Exposed to Too Much Radiation

Posted in Cancer, Environmental

Americans are exposed to seven times more radiation today for medical testing than they were just a decade ago, a public health watchdog group asserts.  Eliot Fishman, a CT expert at Johns Hopkins, says everyone in this field of medicine is paying close attention to this issue

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There’s a Potential Benefit to Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Posted in Environmental, Research

Seems like every winter, a news story breaks about an entire family killed by their faulty furnace, which spewed carbon monoxide while they slept and essentially suffocated everyone.  Carbon monoxide is known to be poisonous, and many people have monitors in their homes to ward off the danger.  Now research from Johns Hopkins led by [&hellip

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Worrying Too Much

Posted in Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Environmental, Lifestyle, Mental Health

I don't know about you, but I think I spend far too much of my time worrying.  Judging from the patients I speak with each and every day, I know I'm not alone.  From what I've seen, we worry about our families, our money, our futures.  We even worry about how much we worry.  The [&hellip

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The Change of Seasons and Mood

Posted in Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Environmental, Lifestyle, Mental Health

We are approaching what many psychologists have called the time of year where there is a great deal of stress.  Think about it.  Spring is a time when you're very excited and you're very happy about things.  The summer is great because obviously you have a greater chance to exercise and feel good about things.  [&hellip

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