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 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
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
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
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
For the Japanese one big difference in attitude is the cultural sense not so much of self-sufficiency, but rather of group reliance. As reported in The Atlantic, Dwayne Dixon, a cultural anthropologist who wrote his doctoral dissertation on Japanese youth, says that a strong sense of community is key to understanding the independence of their kids: “[Japanese] kids learn early on that, ideally, any member of the community can be called on to serve or help others,” Dixon said.