Children With Pets Have Less Anxiety

Children who grow up with pets reap a variety of benefits. Studies show they have reduced rates of allergies and asthma, and they’re more compassionate and emotionally intelligent. And recently, researchers discovered yet another benefit to having pets in the home: They may reduce childhood anxiety. During an 18-month study in upstate New York, researchers … Read more

Teachers Want to Ban Wi-Fi in the Classroom

In Kingston Ontario, two teachers unions want to have Wi-Fi turned off because they believe the signals post a health risk. Ashely Csanady writes in the National Post: “We’re concerned because Wi-Fi and microwave communications have not been determined to be safe, and we’ve never received any training about the hazards such as all the … Read more

GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH SUGGESTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD REDUCE SEIZURES IN CHILDREN

The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that doesn’t produce the “high” feeling commonly associated with pot. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a series of clinical trials to test Epidiolex’s efficacy at treatment centers around the world, including 10 in the United States. … Read more