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People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...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

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

Family Structure Linked to High Blood Pressure among African-American Men
A National Institutes of Health research shows African-American boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single...more

Genes Contribute to Obesity, Latest Study Finds
An international research team (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometrical Traits) has discovered seven new gene loci that are associated with obesity. The findings will be published in Nature...more

Competitive Graduate Education Funding Can Break Resistance in Physician Workforce
According to an analysis in the November issue of Health Affairs, medical researchers observe that inflexibility or resistance to change is a long-standing problem in Graduate Medical...more

Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...more

Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more

New Report Provides Guidance to Implement Obesity Programs for Community Benefit
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance releases new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to tackle obesity through community benefit...more

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Obesity Risk among Children in Japan
In a study conducted by Michiyo Yamakawa, M.H.Sc., of the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama City, Japan and his fellow researchers,...more






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Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’


Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’

Link Group Ltd., a rent and sale home provider, has been named 'Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’ in the 2013 Social Enterprise Scotland awards.




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