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How Modern Parents can Limit their Children’s Screen Time

Added August 16, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Insomnia, Parents

It is a common concern among parents today - and that is how much "screen time" their children are spending on their different devices. But what are the solutions? Here in the UK, nearly twenty five percent of parents say they use pocket money to bribe their children away from their screens.  And such bribes are not limited to screen time, they are used for getting them to bed on time and to encourage them to get on with their homework too. In ...

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If Motion Sickness Affects You, These Could be a Simple Remedy

Added August 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Drugs, Health

Motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy or  morning sickness (in pregnancy) can all lead to continuous nausea or vomiting. And for anyone faced with such nausea, it can be a very unpleasant experience. To alleviate nausea and vomiting, many will turn to drugs. But there are alternatives to medications These include herbal remedies, vitamins, aromatherapy or hypnosis - and now acupressure wristbands. But can a pair of bracelets, applying pressure to a certain point on your wrist, really relieve nausea and vomiting? Acupressure bands come in different colours, ...

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How to Use Coconut Oil & Essential Oils to Deter Bugs from Biting

Added August 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Health, How To

No one enjoys being bombarded by unwanted insects during the hot summer months. But what can you do about this situation without resorting to standard commercial bug repellents that contain the controversial chemical DEET as well as other neurotoxic ingredients - fragrance, Dimethicone, Sodium benzoate, butane and propane? There is a solution if you use natural insect repellents such as coconut oil plus essential oil. Why you should avoid DEET? DEET (officially known as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the most widely used insect repellent pesticide in the ...

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Ice Cold Drinking Water & is it Harmful or Harmless?

Added August 3, 2019, Under: Exercise, Headaches & Migraines

Modern refrigerators and freezers often come with an ice and cold water dispenser. But is drinking such cold water (and then even adding ice to it) actually good for you? While we all know that it is important to drink plenty of cold water every day but at what temperature should we be drinking it? It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day. But can the temperature of your water affect your digestive health? On looking into this question, ...

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How You Can Reduce the Stress & Improve Emotional Well-Being Too

Added July 31, 2019, Under: Environment, Exercise, How To, Inflammation, Insomnia, Vitamin D

Stress seems to be constantly on the increase but this could be because more attention today is being paid to the problem. And mothers in particular will put the welfare of their families first to the detriment of their own health. Meanwhile, you should be putting yourself at the top of the list for reducing stress and improving emotional well-being so that others will benefit too. If you can reduce stress while improving your emotional well-being, studies have shown that you will lower ...

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Hearing Aids Could Have An Additional Benefit, Protecting Against Dementia

Added July 28, 2019, Under: Diseases, Technology, Vitamin D

With more and more of the aging population having their hearing tested and then opting to wear hearing aids, there is apparently an added advantage - apart from improved hearing. What did researchers discover? Researchers have found that those who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problem can benefit from better short-term memories and improved concentration. They came to the conclusion that, after two years of wearing a hearing aid, a person's ability to concentrate was approximately eight years younger than if ...

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The Bond That Can Develop Between Grandparents & Grandchildren

Added July 27, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Parents

Decades ago when extended families were often living under one roof, grandparents and grandchildren would naturally develop a closeness. Then came that period of history where parents and children lived together while grandparents lived elsewhere - often many miles away. Now, roles are often reversing - especially when both parents have busy careers - and the grandparents live close by and are able to step in. Good news is that there are benefits for everyone with this new direction The University of Oxford ...

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Sunflowers Give Us a Happy Feeling & Healthy Seeds

Added July 23, 2019, Under: Environment, Vitamin D

  Who can resist smiling when they see sunflowers growing.  They are well known for being "happy" flowers.  At the same time, sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. These bright and colorful flowers are as warm and  inviting as the summer sun. With brilliant yellow petals (known as rays), sunflowers have an unmistakable sun-like appearance. Originally from the Americas, sunflowers were cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. With the European exploration of the New World, the flower’s popularity spread to the ...

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This Ancient Drink Shares Its History with the Honey Bee

Added July 20, 2019, Under: Environment, Natural remedies

Many consider the alcoholic drink known as 'mead' to be one of the oldest in the world. Made with fermented honey and water, it has a long and glorious history. It is referenced in the ancient cultures of all these countries - China, India, Greece and Egypt. The earliest documentary evidence suggest that a fermented honey beverage was drunk in India some 4000 years ago. The ancient Greeks called mead 'ambrosia' or 'nectar' and it was believed to be the drink of the gods, ...

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Top Ten Tips for Taking your Pet on Vacation

Added July 18, 2019, Under: Environment, Pets, Top 10

Whatever time of the year, more and more pet owners are deciding to take the 'Ruff with the Smooth' and bring their pets with them on their holidays. And often with successful outcomes. With many more holiday destinations catering for pets - and dogs especially - vacationing with your pet need not be so difficult. But it is wise to bear in mind the type of pet, their temperament, their size and their unique likes and dislikes when you are planning that trip! Our top ...

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