Tag: New York

Less Play Time Means More Troubled Kids

Less Play Time Means More Troubled Kids

Researchers in the U.S. have identified a disturbing trend in childhood behaviors. It has been found that children are not getting ‘out to play’ enough. Compared to fifty years ago children are being kept in much more and it has been found that parents today have much less time to play with their children. Peter [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity Diabetes Risk

Neighborhood Can Affect Obesity Diabetes Risk

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report stating that females living in disadvantaged areas have a higher probability of developing type 2 diabetes or becoming obese than those who live in areas with less poverty. The research was conducted from 1994 until 1998, with a follow up in 2008 to 2010, and [...]

November 12, 2012 More
West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

West Nile Virus, causes and symptoms

The West Nile Virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes and was first identified in the eastern Africa country of Uganda. This was in 1937 but by 1999 it had made its way to the United States being discovered first in New York and has subsequently spread around the country. The numbers of diagnosed cases [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Bad Breath is All Too Common but Follow These 7 Easy Tips to Fight It

Bad Breath is All Too Common but Follow These 7 Easy Tips to Fight It

Halitosis (also known as chronic bad breath) is embarrassing and unpleasant for both the person who suffers from it and anyone unfortunate enough to talk with them in close proximity. With over 90 million suffering from bad breath, it is time to do something about it, with these 7 easy tips to guide you to [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Low carb diets may improve acne

Low carb diets may improve acne

Recent results from studies on acne, although receiving mixed results, show that low carb diets may help to improve the condition. Alan R Shalita, MD, Teaching Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York says “theoretically people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Family plays key role in monitoring a childs weight

Family plays key role in monitoring a childs weight

Your Child’s Weight is an Issue for the Whole Family. Experts in childhood obesity say that your child’s weight is a family affair. The news that a boy from Cleveland has been removed from his mother and placed into faster care due to his obesity is a major step for everyone involved. The third grader [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Jacobi, Mary Putnam

Jacobi, Mary Putnam

Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906) was a physician, women’s rights advocate, writer, and medical educator; she is best known for her efforts to improve education for women and to advance the status of women in the medical field. Born in London, England, on August 31, 1842, Mary Corinna Putnam was the daughter of George Palmer Putnam, [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Comstock Laws

Comstock Laws

In 1873, the U.S. Congress passed what became known as the “Comstock” laws. The act made it illegal to import, mail, or transport in interstate commerce obscene materials, including contraceptive devices and information on birth control. The act was named after Anthony Comstock, a Union Army veteran of the American Civil War. He also assisted [...]

August 11, 2011 More

Byrne, Ethel

Ethel Byrne, along with her sister Margaret Sanger, founded the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1916. Ethel and Margaret grew up in Corning, New York. Their mother, Anne, suffered from tuberculosis. Contraception, in addition to being illegal, was unheard of in the girls’ devout Catholic neighborhood. Anne became pregnant eighteen times [...]

August 2, 2011 More