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How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more



Life Expectancy of Older Women Continues to Improve in Developed Nations
According to a study that will soon appear in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older continues to improve. The findings note that the...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

HPV Vaccine Completion Rates Alarmingly Low
According to new findings from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), researchers have found alarming trends regarding the completion rates for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series...more

Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher...more

Minority Children with Autism Less Likely to Receive Specialty Services
A study that will be published in the July issue of Pediatrics shows that African-American or Hispanic children diagnosed with autism were less likely than Caucasian children to have received...more

The Duration of Obesity in Young Adults is linked with Silent Heart Disease
A National Institutes of Health-supported study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that length of time a young adult is obese is linked with the development of silent...more

Kids Who Gesture Perform Well on Problem-Solving Tasks
In a new study soon to appear in the August 2013 issue of Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University researchers found that young children who use gestures outdo their peers in...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






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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