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Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought

Children Exposed To More Brain-Damaging Chemicals Than Scientists Thought | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Alarmingly, the researchers discovered that manganese and fluoride, both of which are present in drinking water, can lead to poorer performance in school, lower math scores, and increased hyperactivity. High levels of fluoride, in particular, are potentially capable of lowering a child's IQ by seven points. Chlorpyrifos, meanwhile, is a common pesticide that is still used in public areas and in agriculture despite the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency banned it from residential areas in 2001. According to a report by CNN in 2012, even low levels of chlorpyrifos could result in disrupted brain development."

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Honey May be Superior to Over-the-Counter Medications For Cough in Children

Honey May be Superior to Over-the-Counter Medications For Cough in Children | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
In the latest issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers at the Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine have reported...

 

...that buckwheat honey, which provides symptomatic relief for nighttime cough and sleep difficulty associated with upper respiratory tract infection in children, could substitute the use of dextromethorphan, the main ingredient in over-the-counter cough suppressants.


The research team, led by Dr.Ian Paul, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Children’s Hospital, conducted the double-blinded randomized study on 105 children suffering from upper respiratory infections and nocturnal symptoms, and demonstrated that a single dose of honey, administered 30 minutes before bedtime, is more effective than honey-flavored dextromethorphan (DM) or no treatment, in relieving the symptoms of upper respiratory infection. The researchers also noticed that children administered DM showed almost similar effects as children without any treatment.


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Rural Poverty Increasing, Especially Among Children – NSAC

Rural Poverty Increasing, Especially Among Children – NSAC | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Rural poverty increased significantly in the U.S. following the 2007 recession, especially among children, according to data released earlier this mon
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