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Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more



Latest Approach to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Latino Communities, Study Finds
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

Sports and Recreation Injuries Down to 12 percent in Youngsters
A new research reveals that sports and recreation musculoskeletal injuries have dropped 12.4 percent over the past decade for children ages 5 to 14 years nationwide. The research was announced at...more

Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...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

5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
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

Low-Income Young Adults at Risk for Excessive Weight Gain
A team of registered dietitian nutritionists from the University of Maine have developed a weight management intervention program that targets disadvantaged young adults. The program is made for...more

Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: Stricter Economic Regulation
In a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, a stricter and tighter economic regulation is needed to slow and reverse the growing obesity epidemic. The study was...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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