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Community-based Programs to Help Reduce Obesity in Childhood
Obesity is regarded as a social problem and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wind up with a study that reports community-based intervention programs can help prevent...more



Study Finds Physical Fitness Improves Academic Performance
A new study set for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics declares shows the connection between physical fitness and academic performance. Irene Esteban-Cornejo, MSc, Autonomous University of...more

Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more

Older Diabetes Patients Benefit from Improved Clinic Communication and Education
In a new research published in The Lancet, over a quarter of 70 year olds and above with type 2 diabetes could benefit from improving communication and education in the clinic. Type 2 diabetes is...more

Slow Decline of American Obesity Epidemic May be Premature
A new study published by University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor, Ruopeng An, presents the idea that the American obesity epidemic is slowly declining, but not by...more

Institute of Medicine Report Design Plans to Authenticate Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Efforts
According to the new report released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the United States falls behind other international plans to determine obesity prevention efforts. Furthermore, the country...more

Too Much TV Watching in Childhood Results to Long-Term Antisocial Behavior
According to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, Children and teens who watch a lot of television are prone to demonstrate antisocial and criminal behavior when grown up. The study is...more

Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...more

How Damaging Immune Response in Obesity Can Be Stopped, New Research Finds
A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo learns how the autoimmune (AIM) disease linked with obesity can be suppressed. The research team also discovered how AIM happens and can...more




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