Background Lever Park School is a day special school established for 42 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years of age who have a statement of special educational needs relating to their Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. The pupils display very challenging behaviour and have many complex needs relating to their difficulties. The school delivers a full and varied curriculum in line with national requirements and the pupils are subject to national testing and examinations in SATs and...Read more
A recent review of 75 studies investigating the risk factors for postpartum depression found that women who are at risk could be at higher risk if their Omega 3 levels are lowered. “The literature shows that there could be a link between pregnancy, Omega 3 and the chemical reaction that enables serotonin, a mood regulator, to be released into our brains” explained the review’s leader Gabriel Shapiro of the University of Montreal. As Omega 3 is transferred from the mother...Read more
The results of a new study indicated that adding flaxseed to the diets of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) resulted in significant drops in blood pressure after six months. “This is the largest decrease in blood pressure ever shown by any dietary intervention-including the Mediterranean Diet and low sodium diets" said Dr Grant Pierce, leader of the study and executive director of research at St Boniface Hospital, said: “We expect that this kind of improvement in people with hypertension...Read more
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