June 2007

Avocados are the fruit from the Persea Americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. There are dozens of varieties of avocadoes, which fall into three main categories-Mexican, Guatemalean, and West Indian-which differ in their size, appearance, quality and susceptibility to cold. The most popular type of avocado in […]

The word “wine” derives from the Proto-Germanic “winam”, an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, “wine” or “(grape) vine”. Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of unmodified grape juice. The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they ferment completely without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients. Wine […]

by Emilia Klapp. When two of my best friends died at very young ages, I was crushed and bewildered by their unexpected losses. So, I delved into the reasons for their illnesses and subsequent deaths. Soon it became clear to me that modern medicine does not have all the answers and unless we take control […]

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin, member of the vitamin B complex. It contains cobalt, and so is also known as cobalamin. It is exclusively synthesised by bacteria and is found primarily in meat, eggs and dairy products. B12 is the most chemically complex of all the vitamins. There has been considerable research into […]

Although mankind has evolved in many aspects, separating and becoming different from animals, sex is still one of the most important things of our lives (maybe because the one we practice is not the same as the one that animals do). Concomitantly, men care a lot about their penis size, taking it as a measure […]

The fact that the child exhibits ADHD-like behaviors does not prove that they are suffering from this disorder. It is quite possible that some other problem is causing these symptoms. In order to correctly diagnose ADHD, the doctor must first rule out these “look-alike” factors by conducting a thorough physical examination and administering laboratory and […]

As many as one in three children with ADHD also have other psychological or developmental conditions, including: Oppositional defiant disorder Generally defined as a pattern of negative, defiant and hostile behavior toward authority figures, ODD tends to occur more frequently in children who are impulsive and hyperactive and is especially common in boys. Conduct disorder […]

Learning Disabilities Many children with ADHD, approximately 20 to 30 percent, also have a specific learning disability (LD). In preschool years, these disabilities include difficulty in understanding certain sounds or words and/or difficulty in expressing oneself in words. In school age children, reading or spelling disabilities, writing disorders, and arithmetic disorders may appear. A type […]

Medication can help the ADHD child in everyday life. He or she may be better able to control some of the behavior problems that have led to trouble with parents and siblings. But it takes time to undo the frustration, blame, and anger that may have gone on for so long. Both parents and children […]

Medications As with children, if adults take a medication for ADHD, they often start with a stimulant medication. The stimulant medications affect the regulation of two neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. The newest medication approved for ADHD by the FDA, atomoxetine (Strattera┬«), has been tested in controlled studies in both children and adults and has been […]

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