category: health and environment

The Impact of Maternal Stress on Infants

Family Stress

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently given us even more reason to take the effects of stress seriously. According to the newest results of a longitudinal population study, girls who are born into families with high levels of stress are more likely to suffer from anxiety and disruptions in brain function as teenagers. The study, published in the…

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Think Green for Better Health March 2012

Dear Fellow Nurse, St. Patrick’s Day reminds me of two things – the color green and the expression, “Luck of the Irish.” Luck is an interesting concept. Is it luck that brings us health, happiness and prosperity? According to a 10-year scientific study, to a large extent, people make their own good and bad fortune. Psychologist Richard Wiseman found that lucky…

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Going Green to Stay Healthy and Lean

going-green

Thanks to several studies released on the effects of global warming, popular films like An Inconvenient Truth, and Leonardo DiCaprio setting the new trend in Hollywood that driving hybrid cars is the “cool” way to hit the road, the term “Going Green” has certainly become a main topic of conversation in recent years. Of course we all know that being…

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