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Low Levels of Exercise and Heavy Use of Electronic Media Result to Increased Health Risks Among Children
A University of Eastern Finland study finds that low levels of physical activity and heavy use of electronic media are associated with increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...more



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CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing. Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more

Aerobic Fitness Associated with Better Recall among 9 to 10-Year-Old Children
In a research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, aerobic fitness can improve learning and...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

Increase of Homeless Students in US Schools
An annual report from the National Center for Homeless Education finds that nearly 1.2 million homeless students are enrolled in schools nationwide, with a 10 percent increase from the previous...more

Disadvantaged Children Participating in Quality Early Childhood Programs Help Prevent Chronic Diseases in Adulthood
According to a new study, children who are disadvantaged but have attended quality early childhood education programs, including healthcare and nutrition, have significantly improved health as...more

The Emotional and Educational Price Low-Income Children Pay
According to a report from the Boston College and Tufts University, which was published in the journal Developmental Psychology, shows low-income families with substandard housing takes toll on...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

Urban Institute: Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act
A total of 5.4 million uninsured young adults will be qualified for Medicaid coverage in 2014. However, 4.3 million uninsured young adults earning below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level...more

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more






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