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Southern University Gets $900,000 Grant to Fight HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse
Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more



Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

Experts Encourage Diabetics to Embrace Healthy Living
According to new research findings found in the Clinical Oral Investigations, health coaching is an intervention measure which enables diabetics adopt a healthier lifestyle. Lead researcher Lone...more

Scientists, Parent Work Together to Identify New Genetic Disease in Children
Scientists and parents have banded together to identify a new genetic disease that results in neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children. The new disease is called NGLY1 deficiency....more

High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more

Childhood Bullying Increases Self-Inflicted Pain Inclinations during Adolescence
According to a research entitled "Being Bullied During Childhood and the Prospective Pathways to Self-Harm in Late Adolescence", researchers from the University of Warwick in association with...more

A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...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

Obese Children Quadruple Their Risk of High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
The American Heart Association Meeting Report suggests that childhood obesity may quadruple high blood pressure risk in adulthood. The findings pinpoint at the public health risks posed by...more




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