August 10, 2012

And That Includes Pigskin.

1 Texas College Cafeteria Bans Pork Products

Paul Quinn College, a small, historically African American college in Dallas, has announced that "to improve the lives and health of our students," the school dining facilities will no longer serve any pork products. School president Michael J. Sorrell explained that the black community is particularly effected by pork-associated health issues such as high cholesterol and blood pressure, sodium retention, weight gain and heart problems. The school already emphasizes salads and limits the availability of fatty and sweetened foods in its cafeteria, and has turned its football field into an organic garden. And Quinn’s food philosophy is not all that unique: the University of North Texas, just 40 miles away, recently opened the first vegan college cafeteria.

More at Insidehighered.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Organic Food, Paul Quinn College, School Cafeteria Food, College Bans Pork Products, College Nutrition Programs

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2 One Week of Speech Therapy Helps Stutterers

A new study finds that stutterers who received a week of speech therapy showed significantly reduced speech problems compared with those who received no therapy. The Beijing Normal University study included 28 stutterers and 13 non-stutterers. Of the stutterers, 15 received a week of therapy, three times a day. Initial brain scans showed differences between stutterers and non-stutterers in the region of the brain that is involved with speech. At the end of the study, the scans showed no differences, indicating that the brain can reorganize itself with therapy. The Stuttering Foundation says that about 20% of children go through a stuttering stage with 75% recovering by late childhood. They estimate that about 1% of the population, or 3 million people, stutter as adults.

More at CBSNews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

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Tags: Stuttering, Speech Therapy, Brain Scan and Stuttering

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