More Rebellion Against Heavy-Handed DEA Dictat On Marijuana: Epilepsy Society Smacks Down Agency

More Rebellion Against Heavy-Handed DEA Dictat On Marijuana: Epilepsy Society Smacks Down Agency
Epilepsy Society Just Says No To DEA: Delivers Smack-Down To DEA Dictat On Marijuana Scheduling As the reality of the DEA’s heavy-handed determination that marijuana is to remain a Schedule 1 drug–that is, one that is dangerous with a high potential for abuse and which has no medical value, the same rating as LSD, heroin, bath salts or GBH, and making it in theory more dangerous than Schedule 2 drugs like cocaine and meth–cracks are starting to show in the armor of the state.… Read the rest

They Say Everything Is Bigger In Texas: Even The Maternal Mortality Rate–Highest Not Only In U.S., But In Developed World

They Say Everything Is Bigger In Texas: Even The Maternal Mortality Rate–Highest Not Only In U.S., But In Developed World
Shameful Record Of Politically-Motivated Neglect: Texas Leads The Developed World In Maternal Mortality Rates Texas is just different: ask anyone from the U.S. who has ever been there. Hell, even people from Texas will tell you it’s different. For one thing, many people from the state still consider it a country of its own, separate from the U.S. Yet it is still is on the receiving end of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal taxpayer largesse every year.… Read the rest

Alabama Is One Of Several States Advancing The Ball In The Fight To Legalize The Use Of CBD Oil In Treating Seizures And Other Ailments

Alabama Is One Of Several States Advancing The Ball In The Fight To Legalize The Use Of CBD Oil In Treating Seizures And Other Ailments
Alabama Shakes No More: Traditionally Conservative Southern State Making Great Strides In Research On Treating Seizures With CBD Oil Of the many U.S. states where progress toward a sane policy on medical and recreational marijuana use is ongoing, one surprisingly progressive state is Alabama. Researchers in the conservative southern bastion have been making great strides in showing how CBD oil can be used to treat seizures.… Read the rest

Insecure Infants Study Suggests That Newborns Who Travel For Frequent Overnights Away From Primary Caregiver More Insecure

Insecure Infants Study Suggests That Newborns Who Travel For Frequent Overnights Away From Primary Caregiver More Insecure
Insecure Attachments: Study Shows Babies Who Spend Nights Away From Primary Caregiver Less Secure In a new study that may have profound implications for a society in which divorce is common and out-of-wedlock child-rearing is becoming more and more normalized, a University of Virginia researcher says her study shows that infants who went on frequent overnight visits away from their primary caregiver had more insecure attachments to the caregiver.… Read the rest

North Carolina Family’s Harrowing Encounter With The ‘Justice System’ Continues: Children Taken Due To ‘Medical Kidnap’ Interview

North Carolina Family’s Harrowing Encounter With The ‘Justice System’ Continues: Children Taken Due To ‘Medical Kidnap’ Interview
Tell Your Story, We Take Your Kids: North Carolina Family’s Harrowing Ordeal With Child Protective Services When Holly Atkins woke up one morning to find her 8-month-old son was irritable and had redness on one of his legs, she never expected her entire life to be turned upside-down. And at first, when she saw the redness on the boy’s leg, she didn’t think much about it.… Read the rest

Epilepsy rates rise to 1 in 20 children under 5–could vaccines be to blame?

Epilepsy rates rise to 1 in 20 children under 5–could vaccines be to blame?
Vaccines fingered as cause in staggering rise of epilepsy rates in toddlers An alarming rise in the rate of epilepsy among children and the elderly has reached new heights lately, with 1 in 20 children under five now suffering from epilepsy-related seizures in the United States. Alarmed parents are fearful that vaccines may have triggered the disorder in their children. The government, naturally, continues to play the line that, while vaccines can conceivably trigger fever-related seizures, the multitude of epilepsy cases that begin immediately after infants receive vaccinations are merely coincidental.… Read the rest

You Don’t Need To Be A Genius To Realize That Giving Toddlers Mind-Altering Drugs is a Terrible Idea–So Why Are Doctors Doing Just That?

You Don’t Need To Be A Genius To Realize That Giving Toddlers Mind-Altering Drugs is a Terrible Idea–So Why Are Doctors Doing Just That?
Who On Earth Would Give Mind-Blowing Drugs To A Toddler? A Criminal–Or A Doctor It used to be that, when you were a little kid and you got dragged to the doctor, you at least knew you would walk out of there with a lollipop. No matter how horrible the rest of the experience was, at least you had that going for you.… Read the rest

Japanese Children Self-Sufficient at a Remarkably Young Age by Western Standards. What Can We Learn from them?

Japanese Children Self-Sufficient at a Remarkably Young Age by Western Standards. What Can We Learn from them?
Many western parents might be at first intrigued, and then likely appalled, at how independent Japanese children are encouraged to be. Kindergarten kids can routinely be seen walking alone, even in a big city like Tokyo. It’s not uncommon to see packs of elementary school-aged kids riding the train throughout the city. Contrast that image with the U.S. view that assumes every stranger is a potential kidnapper, and where parents have even faced criminal charges for letting their kids play a hundred feet from their house, or walk home from school.… Read the rest