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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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City Kids Are More Likely To Have Food Allergies: Here’s The True Cause

Dave Mihalovic Prevent Disease A recent study published in the latest issue of Clinical Pediatrics has found that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas. It’s the first … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

PR Newswire New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Researchers have linked a lack of vitamin D with … Continue reading

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Autism More Common Than Previously Thought: CDC Report Shows One in 54 Boys Identified

Science Daily The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released March 29 that looked … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) manualized program for clinically anxious children: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Jansen et al. BMC March, 2011 Abstract (provisional) Background In the Netherlands, the prevalence of anxiety disorders is 20%; and children with anxiety are at increased risk for psychopathology throughout adulthood. Recently, a revised version of a cognitive behavioral therapy … Continue reading

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Greg Smith’s Resignation: Are Wall Street Traders Psychopathic?

Maia Szalavitz Time When a Goldman Sachs executive director, Greg Smith, resigned on Wednesday, he left in his wake a scathing op-ed in the New York Times excoriating the firm for its greedy values. The op-ed shook Goldman “like a … Continue reading

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Why the British are free-thinking and the Chinese love conformity: It’s all in the genes claim scientists

Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail Cultural stereotypes may be deep rooted in our genetic makeup, say scientists. Common traits like British individualism and Chinese conformity could be attributed to genetic differences between races according to a new study. The study, … Continue reading

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Are You Rolling the Dice on a Gambling Addiction?

PR Newswire SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Whether it’s a March Madness office betting pool[2] or sitting in the sports books in Las Vegas placing bets on the Masters Golf Tournament and opening week of Major League Baseball, … Continue reading

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Fetal exposure to bisphenol A as a risk factor for the development of childhood asthma: an animal model study

Nakajima et al. Environmental Health   Abstract Background The prevalence of asthma in industrialized countries has been increasing dramatically and asthma is now the most common chronic disease of children in the United States. The rapidity of the increase strongly … Continue reading

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Fault Lines: Fast food, fat profits: Obesity in America

Al Jazeera English Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even … Continue reading

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