More Sleep Equals Smarter Children, Study Suggests

Source: Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com February 27, 2013Image Credit: Photos.com A new study by researchers from the University of Tübingen’s Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology reinforces how necessary sleep is for a child’s brain, even more so than adults. Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Neuroscience about how children’s brains turn learned material into active knowledge as they
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Bad sleep ‘dramatically’ alters body

Reprinted from BBC News By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News, 26 February 2013 A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a
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The 10 Biggest Health Care Lies in America

Original Post: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Editor of Natural News .com[Disclaimer: Mumanu Ltd does not believe that doctors and nurses are acting to mislead people or keep them sick. However, we have posted this article because of the likelihood that hospital financial administrators and drug companies are not always working in favour of the
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The Real Breastfeeding Scandal

Posted in: Huff Post Parents By CAROLYN S. MILES President & CEO, Save the Children Published: February 17, 2013 Last year, Time magazine’s “Are You Mom Enough?” cover practically shouted “Scandal! Women breastfeeding too long!”The unforgettable image stirred up controversy and I’m sure it sold magazines. But are moms and kids any better off? Now, imagine funnelling all that outrage
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Beware the Nocebo Effect

Posted in: New York Times Sunday Review By PAUL ENCK and WINFRIED HÄUSER Published: August 10, 2012 EVERYONE knows that a placebo — a fake medication or sham procedure, typically used as a control in a medical trial — can nonetheless have a positive effect, relieving real symptoms like pain, bloating or a depressed mood. The placebo effect is a
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The Socially Accepted Violence Against Pregnant and Labouring Women

By Samantha Thurlby-BrooksToday Amnesty International and One Billion Rising are campaigning together for women’s rights. They are encouraging everyone across the world to support the elimination of violence against women and girls. I think in the light of recent events, such as the horrific Delhi gang rape that happened in December 2012, this day is much needed. We usually think
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