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Study Shows Alcohol Consumption Prevalent Worldwide
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



Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher...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

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

Family Structure Linked to High Blood Pressure among African-American Men
A National Institutes of Health research shows African-American boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single...more

Cell and Animal Studies Could Enable Development of Effective Drugs for Addiction
The Scripps Research Institute's team of scientists has explored a combination of cell and animal studies that enable the development of effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects. The...more

TVs, Computers, Cars Link to Obesity in Developing Countries
Findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores how individuals in low-income countries who have higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars can be at risk for obesity. The...more

Children in UK Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD
A study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School reports that children in the UK are far less likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than they are in...more

Cancer Survivors Living in Rural Areas Pass Up on Health Care Due to Cost
In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, older cancer survivors in rural areas opt to forgo medical and dental...more

Kids Who Gesture Perform Well on Problem-Solving Tasks
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






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At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises


At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises

At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.


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