Autism triggered by environmental conditions, not just genes, says studies

By Ryan Jaslow www.cbsnews.com CBS/AP) What causes autism? Scientists still don’t have an answer, but two new studies suggest that conditions in a mom’s womb may trigger the developmental disorder. Heredity is considered a major factor that triggers autism spectrum disorders, but scientists have long wondered what roles – if any – environmental...

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Before you buy your sunscreen check this out!!!!

Yes, the beach days of summer are here.  Before we rush off to the beach we usually drop by our local drug store and purchase some sunscreen.  But even before doing that please check out the latest edition of the Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Guide.  It is an analysis of no less than 1700 sun protection products that provides a rating based on the ...

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An apple a day? Not so fast.

I eat apples a lot, and I mean a lot.  Gala, Fuji, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Granny Smith.  No, I don’t discriminate, I love them in all colors, shapes, and sizes.  However, my love for apples is not unconditional.  I must have organic or none at all.  For years I have been following the Environmental Working Groups annual listing of the twelve most...

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Treatment of knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture plus Manipulative Regulation of Knee Muscle Balance Benefits Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee In a randomized study involving 121 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, treatment with acupuncture plus manipulative regulation of knee muscle balance was found to significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, as sodium sustained release tablets...

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Study: Acupuncture Key in Pain Processing

By Editorial Staff of Acupnucture Today Magazine Activation of brain areas involved in pain perception are significantly reduced under acupuncture, a study recently found. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) presented the results of a pain processing study at an annual meeting held Nov. 30 for radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and...

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The Best Time to Exercise to Lose the Most Weight and Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As a part of my practice I routinely give exercise prescriptions. However, I have not been specific about the best time for exercise, especially when attempting to lose weight or maintain healthy blood sugar.  A fascinating new study from researchers at the Dept. of Biomedical Kinesiology, Leuven, Belgium, revealed that there is actually a “best time” to...

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