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You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

Funky Kids

(DGIwire) -- Lately studies and articles about the health problems associated with sitting and prolonged periods of inactivity have been getting some headlines. It’s definitely worth everyone's attention because it appears the problems can be easily counteracted, but not in the way one might think. “The typical activity of remaining … [Continue reading...]

Childhood Eczema: Can Anything Stop the Burn and Sting?

A young mother and baby

(DGIwire) -- Nearly 10 percent of American children suffer from a skin condition called eczema according to the National Eczema Association (NEA).  Often it is identified when an infant or young child develops an itchy rash that they can’t stop scratching at throughout the day and night and it does not seem to be going away.  Clearly, if this is … [Continue reading...]

Positive Environmental News Gives Rise to Optimism

fresh snow

(DGIwire) -- Environmental news is almost universally disheartening. It usually reads along the dreary lines of: a massive corporation has committed some unthinkable transgression in the name of profit; e.g. yet another precious species is endangered or a leading mind weighs on how climate change is likely irreversible. But every so often among the … [Continue reading...]

An Inside Look into the Orphan’s Plight

Young Asian homeless boy scared and alone, he is at high risk of being physically abused and trafficked.

(DGIwire) -- For many people, what they think they know about the life of an orphan begins and ends with depictions of orphans in popular culture: for example, Little Orphan Annie and Huckleberry Finn. While these fictional characters may have given the public a cursory knowledge of what an orphan’s life might be like, they mostly disguise the true … [Continue reading...]

Light Bulbs…and Your Health?

Flowers in the light bulb

(DGIwire) -- There have been several studies concluding there is a link between modern technology and obesity.  Research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland looks at this modern technology conundrum from a different angle, bringing us all the way back to the invention and adoption of the electric light bulb. Electric light makes it … [Continue reading...]

This HorseFly Could Be Delivering Your Packages Someday

Workhorse & Horsefly Photo

(DGIwire) – When it comes to delivering packages via drone, Amazon is one of the companies that has made its ambitions quite clear. In the media and on its website, the giant company describes its Amazon Prime Air initiative as a delivery system designed to safely get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial … [Continue reading...]

Unemployed? Make it ‘Work’ For You

Multicultural smile

(DGIwire) – A layoff can be devastating, especially if you’ve been working in the same industry for several years. And while the economy might be slightly better in 2015 than it was in 2007, too many Americans are getting “excessed” from jobs for any number of reasons. According to a study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development … [Continue reading...]

Treatment Options Needed in Wake of President’s Heroin Initiative

Drugs out of jeans pocket

(DGIwire) -- In response to a national rise in fatal heroin overdoses, this past August the White House announced a new Heroin Response Strategy. The program would initially be funded for $2.5 million by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy through five “high-intensity drug trafficking areas” and cover 15 states, administration … [Continue reading...]

Eczema: What Triggers It?

businessman with an itchy arm

(DGIwire) –The signs and symptoms of eczema can include dry, sensitive skin; intense itching; red or inflamed skin; and recurring rash or scaly areas. The condition may also be characterized by rough, leathery patches; oozing or crusting; areas of swelling; and dark-colored patches of skin according to the National Eczema Association (NEA). … [Continue reading...]

Why a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Are Easier Said Than Done

Making the right choice isn't easy

(DGIwire) -- Lifestyle discipline, which includes diet, exercise, activity, sleep, and so forth, requires controlling impulses and emotions. When emotions rule our life, excess fat and poor health are usually the result. This is why successful “dieters” follow a thoroughly tested strategy. They follow a program that has been proven effective for … [Continue reading...]

The Greatest Story Ever Sung Reaches Listeners’ Ears

The Three Kings Riding with Camels in the Desert Guided

(DGIwire) – With the 2015 holiday season about to greet us, fans of religious music are anticipating their favorite time of the year. Of course, there is no particular reason that aficionados of religious music need to confine their enjoyment to one season. This is especially evident in light of the Christian Music Trade Association’s finding that … [Continue reading...]

Remarkable Tech Concepts That Will Influence the Future

Technology Head

(DGIwire) – Technology is evolving faster than ever these days. Where will the future take us? Nobody has a crystal ball, but it’s great fun to speculate anyway. Here are a few of the exciting innovations that are changing our world right now—and are likely to continue to do so: 3D printing: 3D printing has been the subject of intense media … [Continue reading...]

Is Gene Therapy the Key to Restoring Hearing and Balance?

Man cupping his ear having difficulty hearing

(DGIwire) – Loud noise, aging, infection, trauma: according to Neuroscientist News, these and other factors can destroy hair cells, the delicate sensors of sound and balance within the inner ear. And once those sensors are gone, they don’t grow back—leading to hearing loss and balance problems. These are major problems: according to the World … [Continue reading...]

Building A Better Salad

vegan salad with berries and nuts

(DGIwire) --- An Iowa State University study determined that carotenoids, the yellow-to-red pigments found in vegetables, were more bioavailable, meaning that they are better absorbed, when eaten with a full-fat dressing as opposed to a low-fat or fat-free version. It is now widely accepted that fat-soluble vitamins and other compounds are best … [Continue reading...]

Would Kim Kardashian Do This in the White House?

Young shocked woman on white background

(DGIwire) – For many who watched last summer’s MTV Video Music Awards, the highlight of the evening was Kanye West’s announcement that he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. Thinking about President West in the White House may be blowing a few minds already, but here’s an even more mind-blowing concept: Kim Kardashian as First … [Continue reading...]

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