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"Almost half of Canadians complain of moderate to high levels of stress when trying to balance work and family," reports the Vancouver Sun newspaper. "This is twice as many as ten years ago." Why this increase? A survey released by the Conference Board of Canada found an increase in the percentage of Canadian workers caring for parents. Many have children later in life and are often asked to "take care of their children and their parents at the same time." Although 84% of those polled are still satisfied with their jobs, the report finds that when balancing home and work demands becomes an issue, "most cut back on leisure time, including sleep." . The Conference Board notes: "The results of stress and health problems."

Teach respect for authority

“Parents today demand so little respect for authority that we can actually lower our children's self-esteem,” a report from the Toronto Star said. “When you know your limits, you really attract kids. Predictable and confident, which will help them feel more valuable, ”says behavior specialist Ronald Morrish. "They are children with no sense of rules and responsibilities, who grow up less confident and less confident." He adds, “I see six-year-olds making their own bedtime. I see 3 year olds whose mothers try to convince them not to behave and explain how the mother feels. “Children have to learn to follow family rules, and the idea that they naturally become less cooperative as they get older is wrong,” says Morrish. “We expect children to develop their academic knowledge cumulatively every year. Why don't we expect children's behavior to improve every year? "He asks." If you don't do what a boy needs to pick up a toy, you won't have a teenager who respects your curfew. ""

Recordings for Restaurant Barnyard

Canadian scientists have found that by listening to their recordings, baby farm animals can be encouraged to eat, New Scientist reports. “We record the sound a chicken makes when it finds something to eat for its chicks,” says Luis Bate of the University of Prince Edward Island. When the recordings were played on loudspeakers near the food, the puppies ate even when their mothers were not present. But the sounds must be correct. Bate notes, "When we touch them, when we hear the sound a hen makes after the chicks hatch, which sounds like a feeding call to my ear, the chicks froze." The goal of scientists is to accelerate the growth of animals. In the first experiments, the puppies grew up to 20% faster than normal during the first three weeks. In similar experiments, turkey chicks and piglets can also be encouraged to eat more frequently.

Danger recipe

"Last year drugs killed more people in Germany than traffic accidents," the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper reported. It is estimated that around 25,000 people died in 1998 from incorrectly prescribed drugs. This is three times more than in traffic accidents during the same period. Self-medication would only play a minor role. The main problem seems to be the lack of information and training of doctors on drugs and their effects. Pharmacist Ingolf Cascorbi said that, according to one estimate, "10,000 deaths and 250,000 cases of people with severe side effects could be prevented each year in Germany if research and training were optimized," the report said.

Similarly, the French journal Sciences et Avenir reports a recent study in France which revealed that out of 150,000 prescriptions for people over 70, 10,700 were wrong or ineffective. Almost one in 50 people were potentially dangerous due to possible reactions to other prescription drugs or other risks. In France, older people spend around a million days a year in hospital due to adverse drug reactions.

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