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Kids Whose Parents Use a Personal Health Record More Likely to Attend Well-Child Visits
According to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, kids whose parents used a personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally...more



HPV Vaccine Completion Rates Alarmingly Low
According to new findings from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), researchers have found alarming trends regarding the completion rates for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series...more

Bilingualism Has Positive Effect on Aging Brain
According to published findings in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, new research shows that bilingualism or speaking two languages...more

NIMH Study Finds People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study indicates that people suffering from serious mental illnesses can lose weight and maintain weight loss through a proper lifestyle...more

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Can Help Children and Families Cope
In an evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), delineates the current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and best practices for pediatricians,...more

Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...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

Dieting Before or At Pregnancy Proves Detrimental for Obese Mothers
A new research published in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that dieting before getting pregnant is not sufficient to prevent diabetes risks, but it could also actually pose...more

New Research Finds Play Promotes Emotional Recovery Among Chronically Ill Children
Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research that documents play...more






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Launching Multimedia Social Enterprise as Result of Internship Project at Teesside University

Launching Multimedia Social Enterprise as Result of Internship Project at Teesside University
WhatAbout Films, a social enterprise which helps community organizations with film and multimedia projects, has been...



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