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7 things you need to know about child abuse

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. And because, really, every month should be abuse prevention month, I’ve compiled a list of 7 things you should know about child abuse, whether you are a parent or not. Child sexual abuse=any kind of sexual activity between a child and someone more powerful than her or him. That can...

6 Important Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You When Treating ADHD and Anxiety-Term Life

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Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively without Harmful MedicationWhat aren’t your doctors telling you? 1. Your child is most likely suffering from a nutritional deficiency and/or a food sensitivity. 2. Genetically modified foods (GMOs), food preservatives & chemicals are contributing to many of your child’s attention, focus, sleep issues...

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world’s first safe ‘smart drug’

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Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term lifeModafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of the drug. They concluded that the drug, which is prescribed...

Is the ADHD epidemic a symptom of modern life?Term Life

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The teacher raises her voice in an instinctive but ineffectual attempt to drown out the extra-curricular conversations disrupting her classroom. She speaks urgently in the hope that her hyper-animated and emotive delivery will divert student eyes and thumbs away from their under-the-desk smartphone activities. She is fighting a hopeless cause; in the battle for...

Multiple sclerosis woman ‘refused taxi’ for short journey

A woman with multiple sclerosis has said she was refused a taxi to a meeting of the MS Society because the journey was too short. Barbara Stensland, 43, from Cardiff, went to Carmarthen on 5 August. When she tried to get a taxi from the railway station to the venue, less than one mile (1.6km) away,...

A multiple sclerosis drug that works for Huntington’s disease: the real deal or too good to be true?

Thinking problems in Huntington’s disease take a huge toll from early in the disease. Now, new work suggests that a drug already approved by the FDA to treat another brain disease – multiple sclerosis – may stave off these problems in HD mice. Could these results be real, or are they too good to...

Detecting Symptoms of MS In Women and Beginning Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Being able to identify the symptoms of MS in women as actual MS symptoms is difficult, even though this condition does seem to primarily affect women. Women have a much higher chance of developing MS and twice as many women are diagnosed with this disease than men. However, this disease is poorly understood and why...

Special hand cycle bicycle allows Hamburg boy with cerebral palsy to ride using his arms-Term Life

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HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thirteen year old Christian O’Connell of Hamburg was born with cerebral palsy. He’s always wanted to ride a bike but hasn’t been able to until now.“My feet due top cerebral palsy aren’t able to properly pedal a bike the right way so with the hand cycle I can just use...

5 Things You Need to Know About Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

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A vaccine developed in Cuba that has the power to extend life in lung cancer sufferers is now making its way to the United States for further trials and research. Here’s what you need to know about this important advance in both medicine and Cuban relations. 1. What Does the Lung Cancer Vaccine Actually Do? The vaccine,...

If You Love Someone Who Has ADHD, Don’t Do These 20 Things

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You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Something’s not right.Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class. Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. The teachers call you in for conferences weekly. Your husband gets fired again claiming all his bosses are jerks....

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