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State of Children's Health

State of Children's Health

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FDA Confirms Salmonella in Peanut Butter Crackers Made by Kelloggs

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Monday that salmonella has been detected in a package of peanut butter sandwich crackers manufactured by Kellogg's. It was discovered in Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter, which was one of the products the company had voluntarily...

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What Is Drug Addiction?

It may surprise you to learn that drug addiction is considered a chronic disease of the brain. A person who is a drug addict continues to use drugs, despite the fact that there are negative consequences for their actions. Drug use affects the individual's brain structure and the way it functions....

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What Is Diet Addiction?

Many people try to watch their weight, and a diet addiction can happen if this desire to look good turns into an obsession with food and body image. A person who is living with a diet addiction tends to equate their self-worth with how they look or the number they see on the scale when they weigh...

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Types of Skin - Dry, Oily and Sensitive

There are many unique characteristics differentiating one person from the next. People like to say that is what makes life interesting. But no matter how many facets of ourselves are unique, there are always going to be some in which we share a commonality with a percentage of the population....

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What Is a Colonic?

A colonic is a more common term for a colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy. A colonic is considered a part of an alternative medicine treatment. The whole process involves flushing the colon using warm, filtered water. The colonic’s aim is to flush out the waste that is supposed to build up in...

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What Is Glycerin?

Glycerin is a think, colorless liquid that has a sweet taste. This liquid, which possesses a high boiling point and turns into a paste when frozen, is a common ingredient in such products as soap and lotions. But it also used in making dynamite in its nitroglycerin form. Glycerin’s property as a...

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What Is Insulin?

Insulin is one type of hormone that is produced in the pancreas. Insulin’s function is to control the levels of glucose in the body. The body needs a constant supply of glucose all day and the body gets it from the food that is eaten at different parts of the day. Insulin helps in regulating the...

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What Is Tea?

Though tea originated in Southeast Asia—according to legend, the first cup was drunk by Chinese emperor Shennong in 2,700 BCE—it has become popular all over the world. People not only drink it because it is delicious, but because many find it relaxing and soothing. It is taken at the start of the...

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What Is the Amygdala?

The amygdala is part of the brain. The brain has two amygdalas. Both are found in the middle of the brain, somewhere near the hypothalamus. Each measure around an inch. The amygdala is shaped like an almond (hence its name) and is composed of several nuclei. These include the basolateral complex,...