Vlog 22: Can Fidget Spinners Help With ADHD?

Fidget spinners are all the rage, but is there scientific evidence that they can help children with ADHD and autism? Jonathan investigates. --- TRANSCRIPT: Hey, this is Jonathan from The Body of Evidence, If you want to get my attention in a social situation, just say, "You know, that thing that's really popular? Apparently, there's scientific evidence behind it". Today, we talk fidget spinners. It's like a dreidel but with no rules, look... I transfer…

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Invitation to the 2017 Train for Rewards Blog Pary

Join pet bloggers and dog trainers in supporting reward-based training. #Train4RewardsAre you a blogger? Do you support reward-based training for dogs and other animals? Would you like to take part in the #Train4Rewards blog party?You are invited to write a blog post about reward-based training of dogs or other companion animals, post it on your own blog on the set date, then come and share a link to it here. Bloggers from anywhere in the…

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Water Is…

“Kudus to Nina Munteanu for sharing her deep wisdom, experience and knowledge of humanity’s greatest natural resource!  As Leonardo da Vinci said, “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” We forget at our own peril and so I am deeply grateful for this book by so highly qualified an author!” —Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, futurist, author of Gaia’s Dance: The story of Earth & Us   Elisabet Sahtouris is an international speaker…

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My Science Odyssey with Let’s Talk Science McMaster

Learning and play are two sides of the same coin for kids who get a classroom visit from Let’s Talk Science (LTS), a free of charge, national science outreach program. Besides fun, undergraduate and graduate students, who volunteer with LTS, want kids to take away new knowledge and a love for science. LTS volunteers take away their own benefits from the experience too. For example, being routinely bombarded by kid questions teaches them to think…

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Right Turn: Eventual relief for those suffering from Crohn’s?

Recently, a friend posted on Facebook the news about her teenage son who, a year ago, had been suffering from an undiagnosed condition. Her son’s doctor didn’t treat the symptoms very seriously until the mother insisted something was wrong and implored him to identify the cause. Finally, her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Along with a diagnosis came options for treatment. One year later, her son is “strong, healthy, happy” and thriving again. My…

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The man who is breathing new hope into the lives of fragile preterm babies

Dr. Bernard Thébaud’s research using stem cells as a therapy for chronic lung disease in premature infants is advancing thanks to a new grant from the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine.Dr. Bernard Thébaud. Photo: The Ottawa HospitalExtremely premature babies enter the world with more health challenges than most of us will see in our entire lifetime. Strikingly long, the list of complications includes heart, vision, hearing, gastrointestinal, developmental and respiratory problems, many of which persist throughout…

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