August 06, 2010
'Locally Grown' May Mean Healthier, But Not
"Locally grown" has become a
catchphrase for healthy and environmentally friendly foodstuffs.
It's a concept that has made many Americans scan their
supermarkets' shelves for signs that the foods they buy have been
Farmer's Markets Reflect Go-Local Boom
Elanor O'Brien and her
husband, Jack, have worked the fields of Persephone Farm in
Lebanon, Ore., since 1985, growing fresh produce for the
Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis
Torticollis is congenital condition that is
generally noticed within the first six to eight weeks after a baby
is born, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa,
Two new studies find that a
vaccine against rotavirus is safe and effective in preventing
severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVG), which is characterized by
diarrhea, vomiting and fever, and causes the deaths of more than
half a million children worldwide each year.
Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?
It may be possible to lower
the incidence of dementia by reducing rates of diabetes and
depression, boosting education, and increasing fruit and vegetable
consumption, according to a new study.