Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls.

November 4th, 2019 - By jen in Autism Spectrum, Information on ADD/ADHD

OBJECTIVE:  We aimed to inves­ti­gate the serum concen­tra­tions of vitamin B12, folate and homo­cys­teine in chil­dren diag­nosed with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spec­trum disorder (ASD) and healthy controls. Read full article: PubMed​.gov, “Compar­ison of serum B12, folate and homo­cys­teine concen­tra­tions in chil­dren with autism spec­trum disorder or atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tivity disorder and healthy controls.”  

The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

October 1st, 2019 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Grand­mas­ters in compe­ti­tion are subjected to a constant torrent of mental stress. That stress, in turn, causes their heart rates to increase, which, in turn, forces their bodies to produce more energy to, in turn, produce more oxygen…Stress also leads to altered — and disturbed — sleep patterns, which in turn cause more fatigue — and can lead to more weight loss. Read full article: … Continue reading

Are Your Children Sleep-Deprived?

September 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Sleep

It’s about that time: the start of the school year. Bleary-eyed kids every­where are dragged from bed, thrown into clothing, handed an energy bar and glass of juice, and shut­tled off to spend hours sitting at a desk. They come home, do hours of home­work, squeeze in some screen time, squeeze some vaguely edible goo into their mouths, update their Face­book status, post a few … Continue reading

What Teenagers Learn When They Start a Business

June 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Teens

For teenage entre­pre­neurs, running a summer busi­ness can teach a lot of lessons. Students, of course, are taking a chance when they launch ventures of their own instead of hunting for jobs, whether for the summer or the whole year. And in doing so, they’re in for a crash course in entre­pre­neur­ship. They must learn about dealing with customer complaints, adjusting a flawed busi­ness model … Continue reading

Falling for Sleep

February 6th, 2019 - By jen in Sleep, Uncategorized

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numi­nous painting, Night and Sleep (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved son Hypnos, the sweet-natured god of sleep. The painting and the Greek gods it captures depict a radi­cally different way of under­standing and relating to sleep. In antiq­uity sleep was person­i­fied, tran­scen­dent, even romantic. Read full article: aeon — Pocket, “Falling for Sleep.”

Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

December 16th, 2018 - By jen in Teens

Many Amer­ican teenagers try to put in a full day of school, home­work, after-school activ­i­ties, sports and college prep on too little sleep. As evidence grows that chronic sleep depri­va­tion puts teens at risk for phys­ical and mental health prob­lems, there is increasing pres­sure on school districts around the country to consider a later start time. Read full article, npr​.org, “Sleep­less No More In Seattle … Continue reading

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

November 9th, 2018 - By jen in Sleep

Most people know they need to eat right and exer­cise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, and sleep is essen­tial to better health. But many of us are strug­gling with sleep. Four out of five people say that they suffer from sleep prob­lems at least once a week and wake up feeling exhausted. So how do … Continue reading

THE EDUCATIONAL TYRANNY OF THE NEUROTYPICALS

October 16th, 2018 - By jen in Autism Spectrum, Uncategorized

Neurotyp­ical” is a term used by the autism commu­nity to describe what society refers to as “normal.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 59 chil­dren, and one in 34 boys, are on the autism spectrum—in other words, neuroatyp­ical. That’s 3 percent of the male popu­la­tion. If you add ADHD—attention deficit hyper­ac­tivity disorder—and dyslexia, roughly one out of four people are not “neurotyp­i­cals.” … Continue reading

Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

September 24th, 2018 - By jen in Sleep, Teens

The average Amer­ican teenager gets seven hours of sleep a night, wedging it in between home­work, outside activ­i­ties, dinner and maybe a job. But research suggests teens need more like nine hours…Unfortunately, even their bodies work against them, says Mary Carskadon, a long­time sleep researcher and professor of psychi­atry and human behavior at Brown Univer­sity. As chil­dren grow into the middle and teen years, they … Continue reading