Medical Research, General/Other News
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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
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
University of Alberta (U of A) researchers are advocating for Canada's obesity experts and making appeals to the government to ban food and drink ads aimed at kids.
According to the professor...more
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more
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
An international research team (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometrical Traits) has discovered seven new gene loci that are associated with obesity. The findings will be published in Nature...more
Over 367,000 children in Detroit have been involved in a nine-year study that reports a baffling repetitive fluctuation in blood lead levels resulting from lead-contaminated airborne dust.
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more
University of Copenhagen researchers are looking into ways on the prevention and treatment of the obesity epidemic.
The researchers studied subjects in a test group, finding that those who...more