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Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more



Coping Offspring of Mothers Stressed During Pregnancy More Prone to Obesity and Diabetes
A new research documents that passively coping offspring of women stressed during their pregnancy were more likely to develop obesity and type 2 diabetes. The research will be presented at the...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

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

Aerobic Exercise May Better Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Reduce Fats among Obese Teen Girls
A new study, "Aerobic Exercise But Not Resistance Exercise Reduces Intrahepatic Lipid Content and Visceral Fat and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Adolescent Girls," finds that obese teen...more

Cancer Research Scientists Discover New Way to Fight Drug Resistance in Skin Cancer
According to a Nature Communications research, scientists have found a new way to combat rapid resistance to vemurafenib , a treatment for advanced melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer. Cancer...more

Preschool Children with Inability to Estimate Quantity Results to Later Math Difficulty
A University of Missouri team of psychologists found that preschoolers with inability to estimate the number of objects in a group were 2.4 times more likely to have a later mathematical learning...more

Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...more

Mindfulness Eases Stress, Promotes Wellbeing among Children
According to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry, mindfulness could alleviate stress and even boost the wellbeing among school children. Mindfulness is a form of...more






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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