Research Shows Gluten-Free Diet May Benefit Children With Autism

Published September 7, 2013

A new study done Penn State College Of Medicine has shown that a casein and gluten-free diet can benefit children who have autism. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in rye, wheat and barley. Casein is a protein found in milk. The researchers questioned 387 parents of children who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The parents were asked questions about their children’s food allergies, diet and gastrointestinal symptoms. The researchers discovered that when children followed a strict casein and gluten-free diet, their gastrointestinal symptoms improved. The children’s social responsiveness, attention span and eye contact also […]

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Recent AACN Data Shows Enrollment Surge in Nursing Education

Published August 23, 2013

A 2012 report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing describes an enrollment surge in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The data reflects an increasing market demand for highly-trained nursing professionals, coinciding with recommendations of the Institute of Medicine for heightened educational requirements. The report is based on responses received from 87.5 percent of U.S. nursing schools offering undergraduate or graduate degrees. The report focused on statistics for 2011 and the relative changes from the previous year. The enrollment increases were both at the baccalaureate level and the graduate levels. Total enrollment in undergraduate nursing programs was reported at […]

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Studies Suggest Healthy Diet Linked With Higher Childhood IQ

Published August 16, 2013

Planning a healthy school lunch for kids may affect intelligence later in life. Emerging, inferential research dictates a correlation between the foods being fed to three-year-olds and their performance on IQ tests at age 8 1/2. The study, which was performed by Bristol University, followed the eating habits of 7,000 children for more than 5 years. Examining the study in more detail yields more reasons to prepare healthy snacks & meals for toddlers. How was Food Data Gathered? Parents were asked to routinely fill out questionnaires regarding the consumption patterns of their children. A special emphasis was placed on the […]

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Education Key To Conservation & Sustainability

Published August 15, 2013

For conservation & sustainability to advance as pressing issues concerning the human race, education is critical. While that may seem obvious on the surface, here is an inspiring story that shows the power of education in action. Juliana Ebling is the environemental coordinator for the Parque Das Aves, as well as the President of the Brazilian Environmental Educators Association, tells the story of how the Brazilian city of Foz Do Iguaçu was once home to one of the largest construction projects undertaken anywhere in the world – the Itaipu Dam. While the dam was constructed back in the 70s, even today […]

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Biomedical Engineering Students Help Combat Battlefield Hypothermia

Published May 25, 2013

At Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the top biomedical engineering schools in the country, a senior design team is working with the United States Army and New Jersey physicians to create an innovative device that will help fight off hypothermia on the front line. Team “Heat Wave” consists of five biomedical engineering students, faculty advisor Dr. Vikki Hazelwood, Dr. Herman Morchel from Hackensack University Medical Center, and several support experts from branches of the military. After a severe trauma and loss of blood, complications from hypothermia have been proven to decrease the survival rate by 22.5 percent. As a […]

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