Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

No one is immune from sleep disturbances -unfortunately, not even children. In fact, it is reported that one-quarter of healthy children and three-quarters of kids with neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorder struggle with sleep. The reasons young people suffer from sleep issues vary and may include worrying about academic responsibilities, too much screen time, or adverse effects from ADHD medication.

When children do not sleep enough for prolonged periods of time, they experience unpleasant side effects: negative thinking, difficulty regulating moods, and poor concentration, to name a few. As a result, it is not suprise that parents often feel desperate to find a solution for sleeplessness in their kids. One such therapy is synthetic melatonin.

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Third Year Studies

One of the prominent Sufis of Central Asia was examining candidates who wanted to become disciples.

“Anyone,” he said, “who wants entertainment, not learning, who wishes to argue, not study, who is impatient, who wants to take rather than to give – should raise his hand.”
Nobody moved. “Very good,” said the teacher, “now you will come and see some of my pupils, who have been with me for three years.”

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New Epigenetic Research Could Lead to Future Therapies for Developmental Disorders

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that regulates the process of gene imprinting in mice, a chemical modification to one of the histones called H3K27me3. This may lead to a range of epigenetic therapies for a variety of developmental disorders.

DNA Methylation And Genomic Imprinting

Genomic imprinting is the biological process that turns genes on and off to help control early mammalian development as the embryo and placenta grow. Although errors in genomic imprinting can cause profound developmental defects and severe disorders that lead to lifelong health problems, neither the mechanisms behind genomic imprinting nor the errors that cause errors in the process are well understood.

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Why Vitamin K Is the Next Vitamin D

Over the past few years, vitamin D has been touted as a major player in overall health and wellness. Researchers have connected low vitamin D status to several chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cognitive disorders, cancer, obesity, and more. Due to a variety of factors, including increased time spent indoors and more sunscreen use, the natural synthesis of vitamin D is reduced for most people, leading to a higher risk of deficiency or insufficiency. With such compelling research continually presented, the medical community quickly jumped on board, making it more common to screen for vitamin D status as part of preventative health measures and advising patients to supplement with vitamin D. From what I have been reading, the next vitamin to receive similar attention will be vitamin K.

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Countries With The Highest Life Expectancy In The World

Tales of a fountain of youth have spread around the world for centuries, and while so far no one’s discovered such a magical fountain, a few countries’ senior citizens seem to have found the perfect combination of diet, activity and healthcare, leading them to live years longer than others. The World Economic Forum calculates life expectancy (or how long someone is expected to live if mortality patterns stay the same) every year in its Global Competitiveness report. Here you’ll find the eleven countries with the longest-living residents and why they average over 80 years. Hint: it’s all in the diet.

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