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Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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What is a Good Teacher?

Michael Wilshaw et al. RTA In the opening debate of a new series of Education Matters Debates with Teach First Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI, Matthew Taylor, Peter Hyman, Ndidi Okezie and Gillian Hargreaves ask: what will it take to ensure … Continue reading

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Sperm donors should all be identified, says Victorian committee

Michael Cook BioEdge The Australian state of Victoria, the first in the world to pass a law on assisted reproduction, may pass retrospective legislation to give all donor-conceived people access to information about their donors. The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform … Continue reading

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US Launches PR Campaign for Ugandan Oil Intervention

James Corbett Global Research TV As the scramble for Ugandan oil heats up, a documentary about Joseph Kony’s 20 year campaign of terror has become an online cause celebre and is once again energizing the public for military campaigns abroad. … Continue reading

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Social disparities in exposures to bisphenol A and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals: a cross-sectional study within NHANES 2003-2006

Nelson et al. Environmental Health Abstract (provisional) Background Bisphenol A (BPA) and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) are suspected endocrine disrupting compounds known to be ubiquitous in people’s bodies. Population disparities in exposure to these chemicals have not been fully characterized. Methods … Continue reading

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The antinociceptive effect of electroacupuncture at different depths of acupoints and under the needling surface

Silva M. et al. CM Journal Abstract Background The stimulation of acupoints along the meridians, but not the non-acupoints outside of the meridians, produces analgesia. Although the acupoint is defined at the body surface, the exact location of the acupoints … Continue reading

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The neural correlates of picture naming facilitated by auditory repetition

Heath S. et al. BMC Neuroscience Abstract (provisional) Background Overt repetition of auditorily presented words can facilitate picture naming performance in both unimpaired speakers and individuals with word retrieval difficulties, but the underlying neurocognitive mechanisms and longevity of such effects … Continue reading

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Modeled nitrate levels in well water supplies and prevalence of abnormal thyroid conditions among the Old Order Amish in Pennsylvania

Aschebrook-Kilfoy et al. Environmental Health   Background Nitrate is a widespread contaminant of drinking water supplies, especially in agricultural areas. Nitrate intake from drinking water and dietary sources can interfere with the uptake of iodide by the thyroid, thus potentially … Continue reading

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12 Reasons To Avoid GMOs

Source: Huffington Post I love talking to people about food. And these days at my restaurant, I inevitably end up talking about GMOs. Often, people ask me the reasons why I do not allow any GMO foods at GustOrganics. In … Continue reading

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The Institute for Vibrant Living Shares Breaking News: Recent Study Strongly Suggests Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Source: PR Web The Institute for Vibrant Living shares a study that suggests Vitamin D reduces the risk of type 2 Diabetes. Good news for people at risk for Type 2 Diabetes! Some recent and ongoing studies suggest that there … Continue reading

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