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Israel's Radical New Approach to Psychological First Aid That Helps Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress

Oct 17, 2017
Abigail Klein Leichman

The success of the Six Cs model has been documented. For example, in the summer of 2014, residents of an Israeli town on the Gaza border who were traumatized by rocket fire did not develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they had been treated on the scene according to Farchi's protocol.

[] When dealing with someone in psychological trauma, most people instinctively hold, calm and soothe the person. (Photo: Israeli trauma expert Moshe Farchi working with children affected by the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines/courtesy/via

That may be well-intentioned but it's not helpful, according to clinical social worker and volunteer medic Moshe Farchi, whose counterintuitive approach recently was adopted as the Israel Health Ministry's national model for psychological first aid...


White House Glows Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 17, 2017
Susannah Cullinane

[CNN Politics] "During October, we raise awareness and encourage people to take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer," First Lady Melania Trump said in a statement released by the administration Sunday… Click here to continue reading...


Milk Allergy Symptoms + 7 Healthy Ways to Go Dairy Free

Oct 17, 2017
Dr. Josh Axe

Did you know that milk is one of the most common food allergens in existence?

[Food is Medicine] It's estimated that between 2–3 percent of children under the age of 3 have a milk allergy. Experts used to think that these were just temporary baby allergies or infant allergies and kids would outgrow their dairy allergy once they were 3 years old. But research has shown this isn't necessarily the case. (Photo Credit: Dr. Josh Axe/ Food is Medicine)

In fact, at least one study has demonstrated that less than 20 percent of children outgrew their milk allergy by time they turned 4 years old. While 80 percent may outgrow it by the age of 16, that's still leaving a whole lot of adults who are dealing with a milk allergy for the rest of their lives. (1) The good news is that there are a lot of natural ways to deal with this common food allergy...


Diet Rich in Omega-6 Could Lower Diabetes Risk

Oct 17, 2017
News Staff

"This is striking evidence." – Dariush Mozaffarian, Senior Author and Professor of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

[Newsmax Health] A new large-scale international study suggests that a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats could significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes. (Photo Credit: Pixino)

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"No Patient Left Behind" Why Fred Hutch's Chief is Enlisting Techies to Defeat Cancer by 2025

Oct 16, 2017
Susan Keown

"Let's get out there and do it. No excuses. No patient left behind." - Dr. Gary Gilliland, President and Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research

[Fred Hutch] Washington state is known as the home for innovation in aviation and in coffee. But could it be known as the capital of cancer cures, too? (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

That's the question — and the challenge — that Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland posed to hundreds of tech industry and business leaders today at the 2017 GeekWire Summit in Seattle...


"Global Health Crisis" WHO Study Sounds Alarm Over Childhood Obesity

Oct 16, 2017
Sally Robertson, BSc

The number of children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) across the world who classify as obese has increased ten-fold over the last forty years, according to an analysis led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO).

[] As reported in The Lancet, the proportion of people in this age group classifying as obese rose from less than 1% (around 5 million girls and 6 million boys) in 1975 to almost 6% (50 million) among girls and almost 8% (74 million) among boys in 2016. Overall, the number of obese children and adolescents rose from 11 million in 1975 to 124 million in 2016, a more than ten-fold increase. In 2016, a further 213 million were overweight, but did not classify as obese. (Photo Credit: ZephyrMedia/Shutterstock...


Chocolate is Finally Put to the Test

Oct 16, 2017
Dr. Michael Greger

You'd think chocolate would just sell itself, given that it's considered the most commonly craved food in the world.

[] Botanically speaking, seeds are small embryonic plants—the whole plant stuffed into a tiny seed and surrounded by an outer layer packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to protect the seedling plant's DNA from free radicals. No wonder they're so healthy. By seeds, using the formal definition, we're talking all whole grains; grains are seeds—you plant them and they grow. Nuts are just dry fruits with one or two seeds. Legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) are seeds, too, as are cocoa and coffee beans. So, finding health-promoting effects in something like cocoa or coffee should not be all that surprising. There is substantial more)

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