Archive for February, 2008

A Healthy Diet Can Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

ApplesWomen who had diets high in fiber, fruits and vegetables showed a 23% lower risk of ovarian cancer than women who consumed the lowest amounts of these nutrients, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, Feb 2008.

The main reason that kids don’t use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs

According to a recent study, parents are the main reason for kids avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. In a questionnaire, reasons cited include the parents’ positive influence and also potential parental disappointment.  This study underlines the importance of communication in the home.  Parents need to build a strong relationship with their kids and talk to them about substance abuse. Fourth grade is a good time to start, but the earlier the better!

via Nat’l Crime Prevention Council

Pot smoking linked to serious gum disease

In a recent study, 26% of the 32-year-old subjects who smoked pot weekly showed signs of serious periodontal disease, compared with 12.1% of infrequent users and 4% of non-users.

via Journal of the American Medical Association