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Fitter Kids, Better Grades?

Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News Fitter kids do better on school tests, according to new research that echoes previous findings. The fitter the middle school students were, the better they did on reading and math tests, says researcher Sudhish Srikanth, … Continue reading

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Common school program reduces signs of bullying

Kerry Grens Reuters A widely implemented school program aimed at improving kids’ behavior helps to slow the increase in bullying during the elementary grades, according to a new study. Researchers found that teachers at schools with the behavior program reported … Continue reading

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Parents of children with cancer distrust and fear online sources of health information, study shows

Bert Gambini EurekAlert In the age of information, physicians still are the most trusted source when parents confront serious illness. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parents and adult caregivers of pediatric cancer patients prefer personal consultations with trusted health care providers over … Continue reading

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Ways to empower kids to take charge of their health

Source: USA Today Sure, you can stock your fridge with nutritious snacks and offer a good example when it comes to exercise, but recent studies suggest that, just like grown-ups, kids need strong internal motivation (not micromanagement) in order to … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency and poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with steroids

Nathaniel Dunford EurekAlert Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poorer lung function in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study from researchers in Boston. “In our study of 1,024 children with mild to moderate persistent asthma, … Continue reading

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Bees can ‘turn back time,’ reverse brain aging

Sandra Leander EurekAlert Brain function improvement related to change in social behavior. Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While … Continue reading

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Study: Kids with behavior problems, disabilities bullied more, more likely to bully others

Susan Swearer EurekAlert Students with ‘observable’ disabilities much more likely to bully, be bullied in school. Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – … Continue reading

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TEDxBirmingham – Stephen Black -The Future of Civic Responsibility in Birmingham

Stephen Black TED Stephen Black studied American History at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1993 graduating magna cum laude, before attending Yale Law School where he graduated in 1997. Following law school, Black moved … Continue reading

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High school bullies risk their careers

AAP Sydney Morning Herald High school bullies will get knocked back from working at clubs across NSW under a new program targeting their career prospects. Clubs have joined local high schools in NSW’s Murray region to take a stand against … Continue reading

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Toxic chemical found in school shoes

Natalie O’Brien The Herald A toxic chemical banned in Europe because it can cause burns, rashes and respiratory troubles has been found in imported children’s school shoes sold by major retailers. Tests undertaken three months ago by the Council of … Continue reading

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