Who uses home remedies?and do they work as well as something you can get from your doctor or the drugstore? While use of home remedies is common among people 65 and older, Blacks and Native Americans tend to make much greater use of them than Whites. A common mother’s home remedy for a tummy ache or nausea has long been a glass of ginger ale. It turns out mom was right.

The difference in who uses home remedies is NOT due to income or access to health care. Psychologist Joseph G. Grzywacz says, “Ethnic [and cutural] differences?may explain why black and Native American elders are more likely to use home remedies.”
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We recently reported that the Earth’s magnetic field is moving fast, meaning that magnetic North and South will soon switch places in a pole shift. Geologists know that this has happened before, and when it does, it confuses birds because they navigate partly through magnetic areas in their brains.

KTVU in California reports that in late December, scientists noticed that thousands of rare sea birds called red phalaropes were suddenly being seen on land in Northern California. These birds usually spend most of their time flying over the ocean and only land in the Arctic, where they breed. But now these rare birds are being spotted by bird watchers in San Francisco.
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Newswise – Do dads parent differently than moms? It’s a question more and more single mothers are asking themselves. The answer is “yes,” but it’s not the way you think: Dads aren’t necessarily stricter disciplinarians. Fathers tend to be more unpredictable and engage in more fun activities with their kids, perhaps in order to make up for spending less time with the children than mothers do.
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