The Neurology of Autism & Asperger Syndrome

The quantitative EEG (computerized brain wave analysis) has shown that the limited social interactions, impaired communication, narrow interests and repetitive behaviors of autism and Asperger syndrome are related to multiple areas of brain dysfunction. Neurofeedback and other neurological training techniques can then remediate what is

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GM-Oh-Oh; GMOs Threaten Wheat Exports

America lags behind the world in limiting, banning or even labeling genetically modified (GE, GM or GMO) crops, and now Japan has suspended some imports from the United States because of the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in Oregon. The European Union is weighing similar action. Serious economic

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Skincare Treatments Now Available at Massage Space

Massage Space, in Plano, is providing a new line of skincare treatments that includes microdermabrasion, custom facial treatments, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) facial peels and waxing services. A licensed esthetician on staff consults with customers and offers recommendations based on individual skin needs and the number of treatments

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Blogging Away Teen Troubles

Adolescent angst, formerly vented in private “Dear diary” entries, is now shared with others in blogs—with positive effect. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychological Services, interactively engaging with an online community is an effective way for teens to relieve social distress. Researchers recruited 161 teenagers that exhibited some level of social anxiety or stress and asked them to blog,

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Climb. Conquer. Cure.

The fifth annual Big D Climb, the first and largest stair climb in North Texas, presented by Ivie and Associates, is set to take place January 26, at Fountain Place, in Dallas, to raise money for the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their effort to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s

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Shifting Priorities; A Dose of Awe Can Make a Teen More Caring

A meta-analysis published in the Personality and Social Psychology Review suggests that experiencing awe helps young people focus less on themselves and more on the world around them. Exposure to natural wonders and accounts of great human accomplishments can do the trick.

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GMO – An Unfolding Catastrophe

The hazards of ingesting GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are becoming apparent as more studies are showing their devastating effects on animal subjects. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has stated that GMO foods are not safe. They base their opinion on animal studies that connect GMO with serious health problems,

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Another Plus for Natural Birth

A team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, has found that vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein, UCP2 (mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2), in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood. It influences neurons and circuits in the hippocampus, the area

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New Location for Soup-N-Bowl Fundraiser

The fourth annual North Texas Soup-N-Bowl will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 26, at The Tribute, in The Colony. Attendees can sample fresh, savory soups while providing support and raising awareness for the Metro Relief Food Pantry (formerly known as The Storehouse) in their efforts

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