June 2007

Most ADHD therapy today involves a “biopsychosocial” approach – “bio” refers to medication, “psycho” refers to counseling and psychotherapy and “social” refers to instruction in self-management and training in social skills. Medications For decades, medications have been used to treat the symptoms of ADD. Medications in the class of drugs known as stimulants seem to […]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a highly publicized childhood disorder that affects approximately 3 percent to 5 percent of all children. What is much less well known is the probability that, of children who have ADHD, many will still have it as adults. Several studies done in recent years estimate that between 30 percent and […]

ADHD characteristics often arise in early childhood. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) lists the following symptoms for Childhood ADHD: Inattention often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities often does not seem […]

One of the first questions a parent will have is “Why?, What went wrong?” “Did I do something to cause this?” There is little compelling evidence at this time that ADHD can arise purely from social factors or child-rearing methods. Most substantiated causes appear to fall in the realm of neurobiology and genetics. This is […]

Some children have more trouble paying attention in class and completing academic assignments than others. It is estimated that from 3 to 10 percent of the population has a condition known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This disorder is said to be found present more often in boys than […]

Dental caries, also described as tooth decay, is one of the most common of all disorders, second only to the common cold. It usually occurs in children and young adults but can affect any person. It is the most important cause of tooth loss in younger people. It is an infectious disease which damages the […]

Red Wine, White Wine Counter Cavity-Causing Bacteria in Lab Tests An italian study, from the University of Pavia, showed that red wine and white wine may fight bacteria that cause cavities, even with the alcohol removed. The researchers studied two traditional italian wines, valpolicella (red) and pinot nero (white). The first step was the evaporation […]

Sun tanning describes a darkening of the skin in a natural physiological response stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunshine (or a sunbed). With excess exposure to the sun, a suntanned area can also develop sunburn, and skin cancer in the long run. Mechanism of sun tunning Darkening of the skin is caused by […]

  Although Tantra has long been practiced in many eastern cultures, it is just beginning to flourish in the United States. Born in India more than 6,000 years ago, Tantra emerged as a rebellion against organized religion, which held that sexuality should be rejected in order to reach enlightenment. Tantra challenged the acetic beliefs of […]

Tantra has been one of the most neglected branches of Indian spiritual studies despite the considerable number of texts devoted to this practice, which dates back to the 5th-9th century AD. Many people still consider tantra to be full of obscenities and unfit for people of good taste. It is also often accused of being […]

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