FAA To Review Policy on Electronics During Take Off and Landing!

ederal Aviation Administration restrictions prohibiting the use of personal electronics during takeoff and landing date back to 1991, motivated by the concern among pilots and flight crews that such devices could affect navigation equipment or disrupt communications between the crew and ground control. But the suspected problems have never been officially verified, and the fact…

Co-sleeping with baby drops men’s testosterone levels

A new study shows that it’s not only women’s bodies that adapt to parenthood: fathers who sleep next to their tot show dips in their levels of testosterone, which researchers say is good for baby. In prior research, the study author and his colleagues found that when men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop —…

Medical Alert: Skip the PFCs (Especially Non-Stick Cookware Containing PFCs)

A new medical alert awareness article concerning PFCs came out today: A group of compounds called PFCs, found in many products and especially in non-stick cookware, may influence the health of the baby in the womb and after birth. The findings agree with previous studies on the effect of PFC exposure during in-utero development. A…

A High Protein Diet is Linked to Heart Risks

A low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a large study in Swedish women. After controlling for numerous risk factors, the researchers found that women had a 5 percent increase in cardiovascular events for each increase of 2 points on the scale. (That translates into a daily 20-gram decrease in…

“Pink Noise” is the New “White Noise”

You’ve probably never been jealous of an elephant, but you’re about to be. Elephants need only three to four hours of sleep per night in order to be their happy elephant selves during the day. So what’s Dumbo’s secret? Deeper, more stable sleep—and new research may have found the secret to helping you achieve elephantine-levels…

Medical Alert: Keep Batteries Away from Small Children

A recent medical alert warning says to keep batteries out of reach of small children. They can cause chemical burns, puncture the esophogus and are extremely hard to detect. “Parents and caregivers should be aware of the potential hazards associated with battery exposure (particularly ingestion of button batteries), and ensure that products containing them are…