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Broad Public Health Interventions Can Effectively Address Childhood Obesity
University of Manchester public health researchers have found out that single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight...more



Pharmacy Research to Raise Standards of Health Literacy
In a special themed issue on "Pharmacy, Medication Use, and the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy," published in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, pharmacy...more

Children Showing Low Conscientiousness Results to Adult Obesity
A longitudinal study found in the August issue of Health Psychology documents that children who display lower conscientiousness, such as irresponsible, careless, not persevering attitudes, could lead...more

Medical Education Simulated Learning Helps to Improve Patient Care Outcomes
According to a study conducted by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher, William C. McGaghie, PhD, he and his colleagues found that use of simulation techniques in medical...more

Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more

Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more

Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills More Versed at Communicating
A study published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders examines toddlers and preschoolers with autism who have better motor skills. The children who demonstrated better motor...more

Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits. Turrisi claims...more

Nurturing Healthy Diet In Early Life Prevents Childhood Obesity
According to a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, adopting a a healthy diet from early life is important to prevent childhood obesity and the...more

Death from Analgesic Overdose Linked to Disadvantaged, Divorce-Affected Homes
According to a research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, death from drugs like oxycodone and codeine are linked to disadvantaged neighborhoods, and high divorce,...more







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