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In a new study soon to appear in the August 2013 issue of Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University researchers found that young children who use gestures outdo their peers in...more
At a press briefing organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lance Waller, PhD, chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health...more
In the March issues of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, new studies from Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children...more
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
In a startling review funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity is a lot deadlier than previously thought.
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health observe...more
According to a report in the journal Neurology, young adolescents show high risk factors for strokes.
The authors of the report suggested more emphasis is required on teaching about stroke in...more
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more
A new study, based on data gathered between 1991 and 2009 from individuals who participated in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), reveals that life expectancy has furthered for over two...more
A part of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, a research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) finds that alcohol causes a worldwide affliction of disease and...more