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Press Briefing Outlines Connection Between Air Pollution and Effects
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



Teen Mentors Motivate Younger Children to Make Healthier Choices
A new study indicates that teen mentors who participated in an obesity intervention resulted in healthy lifestyle changes among younger children. A medical trial conducted by Ohio State University...more

Higher Stroke Risk in Young People
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

Southern University Gets $900,000 Grant to Fight HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse
Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more

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

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

AIDS Journal Reveals Two Important Studies Published In Its March Issue
AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society that publishes research on HIV and AIDS, shows two important studies published in its March issue. One study explains CDC HIV Screening...more

Community-Based Weight Loss Intervention Produces Greater Weight Loss than Self-Help Approach
An Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine documents that overweight and obese adults who have participated in a community-based weight loss intervention, specifically Weight Watchers,...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






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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