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Oslo creates world's first 'highway' to protect endangered bees

By Pierre-Henry Deshayes:From flower emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway's capital Oslo is creating a "bee highway" to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.

"We are constantly reshaping our environment to meet our needs, forgetting that other species also live in it," Agnes Lyche Melvaer, head of the Bybi, an environmental group supporting urban bees, which is leading the project.

Home births may have fewer incidents of perinatal mental health disorder due to non-traumatic births

By Lynn Griffith: A recent study from University of Kansas doctoral candidate, Carrie Wendel-Hummell, reports that perinatal mental health conditions are becoming a growing concern. (1)

Wendel-Hummell reports that low-income parents mentioned ongoing struggles to meet their infants basic needs due to low wages and job insecurity. (1)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – great song, great herbs!

By Antonia: The album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme,” released in 1966 by Simon and Garfunkel, is on the list of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Interestingly enough, the herbs which are the namesakes for the album could be on a list of healthiest herbs of all time as well!

Each one of these tasty herbs provides numerous health benefits, so let’s explore these infamous ingredients to find out how they can boost your health.

New study shows that organic farming is more profitable than conventional farming!

by Lynn Griffith :(TRFW News) Farmers often experience a decline in their yield when transitioning to an organic farming system. Studies show that a decline in yield is typical during the first 3-5 years of transition, but then crops rebound to produce 90-95 percent of conventional produce yields. (1)

Artichokes can prevent cancer and protect your liver

By: Dena Schmidt: Many people don’t think about including artichokes in their weekly menu, but their rich nutritional value, ability to help prevent cancer and other health benefits are very good reasons to take another look.

Artichoke nutrition is comprised of a range of minerals, nutrients and valuable phytochemicals that can help to support the liver and prevent cancer. They take a little effort to eat when preparing them fresh, but both the artichoke heart and especially the outside leaves offer tremendous nutritional support.

New findings may help those who struggle with back pain reignite their sex lives!

by Lynn Griffith: (TRFW News) According to the American Chiropractic Association, one-half of all working Americans struggle with lower back pain. It is also estimated that Americans spend 50 billion dollars yearly on back pain. Back pain affects all aspects of life, including individuals’ sex life. In fact, many couples seek therapy to improve their sexual relationship and help with pain management. (1)

Bentonite clay as a natural alternative for diaper rash and common ailments

By Jenny Pena : (TRFW News) Bentonite clay, also known as montmillarite, is a healthy, natural alternative to heal diaper rash, studies claim. The Journal of Research in Medical Sciences published a recent study showing the results of treating diaper dermatitis with bentonite clay. Results show 90% of lesions treated with the bentonite clay started recovery within the first 6 hours after application. (1)

Electronic Voting Fraud: A Real Threat to Any Democrat Running for President

By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman: The way our electoral process now stands, electronic voting machines guarantee a Republican victory in 2016.

No matter what she does, Hillary Clinton - or any other Democratic nominee - cannot be elected without a fundamental change in the basic mechanics of how our votes are cast and counted.

It is a profoundly disturbing reality that casts a long shadow over all that's wrong with our electoral system, no matter who one favors for public office.

Chart: How to Avoid Cancer-Causing BPA at the Grocery Store

BY CHRISTINA SARICH: We all really want to avoid the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), but it can be difficult to navigate the grocery store aisles without accidentally putting a brand that still uses BPA in your cart. To help with this, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a new report analyzing which brands continue to line their cans with BPA.

Some of the brands are surprising; some not so much. However, the number of brands using BPA is shocking. According to the EWG: