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Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more



Diabetes Research More Focused on Treatments than Prevention
According to a Duke University of Medicine research, diabetes medical findings in the journal Diabetologia claim that more recent research efforts may not sufficiently tackle diabetes prevention,...more

Institute of Medicine Report Design Plans to Authenticate Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Efforts
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

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged from Nursing Homes Shortly Return to Emergency Rooms
According to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, beneficiaries of Medicare who are discharged from nursing homes shortly return to...more

Regular Five-Meal Patterns Reduce Obesity Risk in Adolescents
A Finnish population-based study finds that eating five meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks, reduces obesity risk among adolescents. The results suggest that the regular five-meal...more

Better Cognitive Development in Childhood Associated with Later Frequent Drinking and Intoxication
In a soon-to-be released study in the Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research slated for February 2014, findings indicate that better verbal development in childhood results to more frequent...more

Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...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






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Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates its 5th Year

Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates its 5th Year
Rothar, a Dublin-based social enterprise, celebrates its fifth year of running its socially responsible bicycle...



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