Approximately 5% to 10% of the 850,000 American children being home-schooled are estimated to be "unschooled," or freely pursuing their interests through unstructured play, exploratory and real-life activities. "Unschooling" parent Lynne Lisa says her four children are thriving as they explore the rich learning environment that the world offers.
Experts agree eating fish is a healthy way to obtain healthy levels of omega-3 fatty acids, but to cut back on some varieties of fish that are known to contain high levels of mercury. Salmon and oysters are among the fish high in omega-3 levels and low in amounts of mercury, which is believed to harm brain cells.
As the U.K.'s National Health Service is about to enter the final building phase of its massive information technology system, the nation's largest drug distributor says it may not work due to haste, lack of knowledge about health care and overreliance on big IT companies. AAH Pharmaceuticals also said not enough clinicians had been involved, but the NHS dismissed the charges as factually incorrect and coming from a company that had chosen not to participate in the development process.
India is moving forward with legislation to impose the death penalty on the manufacturers of counterfeit medicines. The government is seeking to curb the extensive production of fake drugs in India, where one in five medicines on drugstore shelves is said to be fake. The bill is expected to be passed easily by the Parliament.