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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



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

Role Parents Play Affect Risk of Drug Use Among Teens
According to a new research led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA) with headquarters in Mallorca, together with other European and Spanish universities, having authoritarian...more

New Study Finds How Risk of Arrest Differs Across Race and Gender
A new study in the journal Crime & Delinquency details the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender. The study reveals that 30 percent of black males, 26...more

New Research Establishes Girls More Prone to Math Anxiety
A latest study to appear in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that girls are more anxious when it comes to mathematics than their male peers. The...more

Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...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

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

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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