Stories in the Clouds partners science and curious facts with folklore and the legends early cultures told to explain weather. The Thunder God, Father Frost, Spider Weaver, and others appear in tales from China, Russia, Japan, indigenous peoples, and other cultures. Detailed sidebars explain the seasons, Earth’s atmosphere, and meteorology. Find out more at http://www.joangalat.com Genre- children, science
High in the sky, curtains of light flicker, dip, and wave. Stories of the Aurora partners the science of why auroras occur, with the ancient myths cultures around the world first told to explain the mysterious northern lights. Enjoy stories from the Inuit, Norse, Romans, Mi’kmaq, Wabanaki, and other peoples. Find out more here- www.joangalat.com
Children, teachers, science
Today on World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation is myth busting what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, encouraging them to become better informed and take action. Oral health is integral to our general health and well-being; impacting every aspect of our lives.
The results from a survey carried out in 12 countries, by YouGov on behalf of FDI, exposed a significant gap between what people believe to be good oral health practices, versus what they actually do. Eight of the countries reported that 50 percent or more of the people surveyed think it is important to brush your teeth straight after every main meal. Brazil, Mexico, Egypt and Poland were the worst offenders of this incorrect oral health practice (84%, 81%, 62% and 60% respectively). FDI recommends waiting at least 30 minutes after eating to brush your teeth to avoid weakening tooth enamel.
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Soy consumption is up 14 percent since 2011,26 yet confusion lingers over soy’s role in everything from human health to food production. To clear up misperceptions, the United Soybean Board (USB) busts five common soy myths with science-backed facts on SoyConnection.com/soy-wisdom.
1) Eating soy does not increase breast cancer risk.
Clinical studies show soy isoflavone exposure does not adversely affect breast tissue as assessed by markers of breast cancer risk, such as breast cell proliferation.1–7 The American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society say that women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can safely consume soyfoods. In fact, the World Cancer Research Fund International has identified a link between soy consumption and an improved survival of breast cancer patients.8-9
“Not only does evidence indicate soyfoods may benefit women with breast cancer, but consuming soy when young helps prevent the onset of this disease later in life27-30,” stated Mark Messina, Ph.D., who has dedicated the past 30 years to understanding the health effects of soyfoods.
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The Light of Life Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., and Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer, an interactive, educational campaign designed to help dispel the myth that thyroid cancer is a “good cancer.” Because most thyroid cancers can be successfully treated, many are told if you are going to get cancer, thyroid cancer is the one to have, which has led to this misperception. However, whether successfully treated or not, the truth is all cancers can have a significant impact on a person’s life, beginning with the shock and distress of hearing the word “cancer” at diagnosis. In honor of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and the tens of thousands who receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer illustrates the life-changing realities of this disease.
“As a thyroid cancer survivor, I urge people to stop referring to thyroid cancer as the ‘good cancer,’ as I believe it downplays patients’ experiences,” said Joan Shey, founder of the Light of Life Foundation. “I hear time and time again from patients how difficult their diagnosis and treatment were and that their scars are more than skin deep. My hope is that this campaign can educate about the many types of thyroid cancer and change the thyroid cancer conversation.”
“Being part of a community of survivors is very important for people coping with thyroid cancer,” said Gary Bloom, thyroid cancer survivor and co-founder and executive director of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. “ThyCa takes this to heart, which is why we are proud to provide support and resources to the thyroid cancer community. We also know more needs to be done to elevate awareness of thyroid cancer and what patients need in terms of support for the rest of our lives.”
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Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have learned just the opposite. They’ve been touched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice” campaign since its launch on May 15, 2014. The campaign’s intent is to debunk this myth, and show that hospice focuses on compassionate, person-centered care, which enables special moments and memories at the end of life for patients and loved ones.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7154752-national-hospice-and-palliative-care-organization-nhpco-moments-of-life-psa/
Ethanol production doesn't raise food prices. While commodity prices came down last year, food prices kept going up. Ethanol is helping to feed and fuel America. With Ethanol as America's Growth Energy, we all win.
To learn more about what you can do to help America's homegrown energy source visit http://growthforce.org.
Ever wonder why your meticulously crafted, measured and rolled cookies are just slightly off – whether it’s the way the texture feels in your mouth or the buttery taste that is yearning for a little something more. It could be that your desserts are rebelling against the ordinary ingredients you are using.
To help bakers save their desserts from protest, Spice Islands® partnered with Caroline Lubbers of Whipped and Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking? to break down the myth that baking ingredients are all the same, and to share indulgent baking recipes that rely on high-quality ingredients for superior, unparalleled treats.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/54458-spice-islands-bloggers-recipes-high-quality-dessert-ingredients
Released today, The Aging Myth is an explosive new book by noted scientist and anti-aging researcher Joseph Chang, Ph.D., that reveals how new genetic discoveries are challenging traditional anti-aging philosophies and helping people live younger longer. In The Aging Myth, Dr. Chang uses a conversational and accessible style to dispel common myths about aging and explains some of the latest groundbreaking research in the field.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/nuskin/50881/
Though she tries, Pierce cannot return to her life before the accident. Because escape from the Underworld is impossible when someone there wants you back. He is no angel, and his world is not heaven, yet she cannot stay away, especially since he appears exactly when she needs him most. Learn more about this book here, http://www.thisisteen.com/abandon and its author here, http://www.facebook.com/abandonbooks YA, Paranormal