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Chiropractic care corrects misalignments in the spine, which in children can affect nerve growth and mental function, leading to or exacerbating sensory processing disorders. (Shutterstock)
Chiropractic care corrects misalignments in the spine, which in children can affect nerve growth and mental function, leading to or exacerbating sensory processing disorders. (Shutterstock)

It’s back to school time and loving parents everywhere are thinking about how they can help their kids succeed in school and in life. Billions...

  • ROSEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Plush bed bugs are displayed at the Bed Bug University North American Summit 2010 on September 22, 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois. The two-day conference of bed bug experts and pest control workers featured seminars from researchers and vendors displaying the latest products focused on bedbug detection, elimination and prevention.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

    Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

    The number of bedbug infestations across the United States has risen over the past several years, and that’s bad news for travelers. Fortunately, there are... Read more

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    Excessive Workout Supplement Use: An Emerging Eating Disorder in Men?

    In an effort to build better bodies, more men are turning not to illegal anabolic steroids, but to legal over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point... Read more

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    A Back-to-School Message From Celebs: Without Consent, Sex Is Rape

    On Tuesday, the “It’s on Us” campaign, launched a year ago by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to raise awareness and educate students... Read more

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    Can Vitamin D Prevent Macular Degeneration?

    Vitamin D could possibly prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among women who are more genetically prone to developing the sight-damaging disease. Online in JAMA Ophthalmology, a... Read more

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    A Bold Move to Save a Man’s Hand: Tucking It Into His Tummy

    Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’re gonna put... Read more

  • A European Union (EU) flag flutters in front of the temple of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Finance ministers of the 19-nation euro single currency group on Friday approved the first 26 billion euros ($29 billion) of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece's shattered economy.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    EU Member Countries Begin to Stay Away From Growing GMO Crops

    Genetically modified (GMO) crops are becoming persona non grata in European Union (EU) countries. Latvia and Greece have become the first EU countries to opt-out of growing... Read more

  • Vanderbilt's Chris Boyd (80) chest bumps Jordan Matthews (87) after Matthews' touchdown against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

    How Testosterone Affects Language

    A brain-imaging study out today from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology supports the theory that it might be testosterone that explains how men and women, on... Read more

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    Depressed People Suffer Chest Pain More Often

    Depressed patients tend to have more frequent chest pain, even in the absence of coronary artery disease, report cardiologists. The findings suggest pain and depression... Read more

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    Why People With Dementia Switch Back to the Past

    People diagnosed with dementia often have a distorted sense of time passing. My friends who are clinicians often comment on their patients with dementia preparing... Read more

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    What Lies Behind the Hype and the Hope of Stem Cell Research and Therapy

    The words “stem cell research and therapy” evoke a number of responses. In emotionally vulnerable patients, a sense of hope. In scientists, a great deal... Read more

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    Mosquito Protection: Alternatives to DEET

    Mosquitoes are not only an annoying pest, they are actually the deadliest creature on earth. The diseases they spread can be fatal: malaria, yellow fever,... Read more

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    How to Stop Using the Term ‘Screen Time’

    News media are constantly panicking about the health effects of “screen time,” but almost anything can be done on a screen. Is lumping them all... Read more

  • Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C., office on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2015. After two rejections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave approval Tuesday for the drug, also known as flibanserin, as a treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a first for women. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    Female Desire: What You Should Know Before Reaching for the Pink Pill

    Desire depends on complex, dynamic factors, and low libido in women can often be the proverbial tip of the iceberg—the symptom that’s most noticeable, but only... Read more

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    Worried Sick About Obesity, Brits Might Be Seeing Sugar as ‘the New Tobacco’

    Medical professionals, health policy makers, and crusading activists such as chef Jamie Oliver have called it “the new tobacco.” Now concern about sugar consumption seems to be... Read more

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    How Smartphones Can Worsen Blue Feelings

    People who swap electronic interaction for the real-life human kind find little if any satisfaction, a new study finds. The findings suggest that depressed people... Read more

  • Stacey Mathias-Greer of Sudbury, Ont., has chosen not to have her sons Satya and Darshan immunized. The Canadian Medical Association is calling for parents to provide proof to school officials that their children have been vaccinated. (CP PHOTO/Gino Donato)

    CMA Wants Parents to Give Schools Proof of Child’s Immunization

    HALIFAX—Canada’s doctors stopped short of advocating for mandatory vaccinations for children Wednesday, Aug. 26, calling instead for parents to provide proof to school officials that... Read more

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