Calcium, Vitamin C, Fish Oil Drop in Use, Probiotics Rise

General Health
A recent survey by Consumerlab.com of over 10,000 people who use dietary supplements shows that the use of calcium, vitamin C and fish oil supplements fell during 2013 while the use of probiotics increased. The decrease in calcium use was driven by a sharp decline in use by women (falling from 57.8% to 45.6%), while the decrease for vitamin C was driven by a decline in use by men (falling from 42.3% to 35%). Although still the most frequently purchased supplement, use of fish oil declined by four to five percentage points among both men and women. (more…)
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Perks of peek-a-boo

General Health
There you are, developing your child’s visual system, increasing their perceptual continuity—which helps them know when an object is really in front of them or not—all while nerves in the child’s visual system are branching out, building circuits that will affect his or her visual accuracy the rest of their life … whew. And you thought playing peek-a-boo was a simple little game. (more…)
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