Smoking is beyond a doubt a deadly practice. The association between smoking and lung cancer, other serious pulmonary problems and heart disease is conclusive. New research has shown that passive smoking is also dangerous. This raises deep concerns about the exposure of young children to cigarette smoke from their parents and others.
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One of the most valuable, life-changing referrals I make for my patients with Autism Spectrum disorder is to the Developmental (or Behavioral) Optometrist. It seems to catch parents and teachers by surprise, and yet pays significant benefits for the child.
Elderly people generally share deep concerns about a possible increased risk for colorectal cancer. There has been a great deal of research in recent years dealing with dietary factors and exercise in relation to risk factors for colorectal cancer. Clearly, eating more fiber and less red meat along with increased exercise seem to be good ideas for prevention. Another good idea to help effectively confront colorectal cancer is screening.
The high tech revolution has within it the power to help significantly improve health care and save lives. Imagine as if in a science fiction thriller that an app existed which could snap a photo of a diagnostic test and send it off to a lab for immediate analysis. Imagine if this app could be conveniently worn on comfortable light eye glasses. This scene from the future of science is coming true now with Google Glass.
Breastfeeding may not be all it's touted to be when it comes to child health, contends one researcher. According to a new analysis, breastfed and formula fed infants have the same long-term health outcomes. Breastfeeding studies may be flawed and biased, according to scientists.
Dance is an amazing therapy style that has benefited all, from the obese children to those with autism. It makes us get up, move the body, enjoy the exercise and make new friends. Dances have long been the medium for human relationships, from the classic waltz to the modern hip-hop and R&B.
Contrary to popular belief selenium and vitamin E supplements do not appear to prevent prostate cancer, and may instead increase the risk of prostate cancer. As men age concerns about being hit with prostate cancer heighten. Therefore, the search for safe and effective natural interventions to prevent this dreaded cancer are anticipated. It has been suggested over the years that selenium and vitamin E may help prevent prostate cancer, but recent research shows to the contrary these supplements may increase the risk for prostate cancer.