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Effect of Transcendental Meditation on Teacher Stress and Burnout
A new research published in The Permanente Journal documents how the Transcendental Meditation technique substantially reduced teacher stress, depression and burnout. The research examines the...more



A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...more

Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

Medication is Effective When Matched with Drug and Cognitive Therapies
New research indicates that rehab strategies combined with meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people beat...more

Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths
According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns...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

Canadian Youth Chooses Transit-Near Urban Amenities over Suburbs
In a University of Waterloo study, young adults in Canada want to live close to transit, high-density housing, and urban core areas rather than settle in suburbs. The study will be published in an...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

US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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