Unregulated trash burning globally significantly elevates air pollution The open burning of waste, whether at individual residences, businesses, or dump sites, is a large source of air pollutants. Researchers estimate more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage burned like in open fires with emissions that can substantially affect human health and climate. A new study led by Christine Wiedinmyer,
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 27, 2014
Confusional arousals may affect one in seven people Confusional arousals also known as sleep drunkenness or severe sleep inertia; consist of mental confusion or confusional behavior during or following arousals from sleep. Dr. Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD, with Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA and colleagues set out to determine the extent that confusional arousals (CAs)
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 26, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday what innumerable children and teens have thought to themselves countless times over the years: School starts too early. In referencing a study by pediatrician Judith Owens in the September issue of Pediatrics, the AAP listed some of the serious problems that can arise as a result of sleep deprivation. They include physical and mental health problem
By Darren Richardson on Aug 26, 2014
A new policy statement issued by the AAP believes they should A new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics titled “School Start Times for Adolescents” suggests delaying school start times is an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss and has a wide range of potential benefits to students with regard to physical and mental health, safety, and academic achievement. AAP
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 25, 2014
A mouse has invaded our house. I’m angry. The creature has messed up the kitchen cabinets and soiled three baskets of linens. I’ve emptied and cleaned everywhere. I’ve set glue traps and spring traps, bait trays, and live traps. No success. Ohio has a huge market in pest control, I discovered. Should we call an exterminator? “Don’t clean up all the droppings, Franny. They glow in the dark. The mic
By Frances Stotter on Aug 24, 2014
A recent study has shown promise that the use of Botox injections helps to slow the progression of stomach cancer. “Scientists have long observed that human and mouse cancers contain a lot of nerves in and around the tumor cells," said Dr. Timothy Wang, of Columbia University's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. "We wanted to understand more about the role of nerves in the initiation and
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 23, 2014
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