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Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits. Turrisi claims...more



Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...more

Healthy Food Price Cuts Can Improve Diets
According to a study from the RAND Corporation, reducing supermarket prices of healthy foods increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that people consume. Researchers evaluated...more

Children Learning Second Language Alters Brain Development
A new collaborative study between the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University documents that children learning a new language can have a...more

Rhode Island Hospital Researchers Discover Protein that Lead to Malaria Vaccine
In a new research by Jonathan Kurtis, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, there's a protein that may just be the solution that can lead to the development of a malaria vaccine. Kurtis enthused that...more

Teachers Instrumental In Program To Combat Childhood Obesity
According to a new research, teachers are contributory in program to reduce childhood obesity. This program is a physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development...more

Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...more

Life Expectancy of Older Women Continues to Improve in Developed Nations
According to a study that will soon appear in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older continues to improve. The findings note that the...more




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