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Ritalin stunts growth of children

New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that after three years on the psychotropic drug Ritalin, children are one inch shorter and 4.4 pounds lighter than their peers.

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The Toothfish that Bit Al Gore

Al Gore's appetite was the subject of recent controversy when he was accused of scarfing down Chilean sea bass at his daughter's Beverly Hills wedding rehearsal dinner. Chilean sea bass, officially named Patagonian toothfish, is heavily overfished in Antarctic waters.

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Tricks of the food trade

Ingredient lists may be tricky and deceptive, accordng to research by News Target. Know-how is required to determine if a packaged product is actually healthy or not.

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Treating ADHD & ADD with Acupuncture

While parents are beginning to question the side-effects of ADHD drugs, acupuncture is becoming a popular complementary therapy for children suffering from ADHD. Auricular acupuncture, specifically, has been proven most effective.

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Organic fruit and vegetables better for your heart

A ten-year study comparing organic tomatoes with standard produce found that they had almost double the quantity of antioxidants called flavonoids which help to prevent high blood pressure and thus reduce the likelihood of heart disease and strokes.

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