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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



Community-based Programs to Help Reduce Obesity in Childhood
Obesity is regarded as a social problem and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wind up with a study that reports community-based intervention programs can help prevent...more

Bilingualism Has Positive Effect on Aging Brain
According to published findings in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, new research shows that bilingualism or speaking two languages...more

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Can Help Children and Families Cope
In an evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), delineates the current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and best practices for pediatricians,...more

Irregular Bedtimes Associated with Behavioral Problems Among Children
A study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that irregular sleeping hours could "disrupt natural body rhythms and cause sleep deprivation, undermining brain maturation and the ability to...more

Abused Children Prone to Smoking More as Teens and Adults
According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more...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

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Household Routine Improvement Interventions Reduce BMI in Minority Children
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, household routine improvement interventions can reduce body mass index (BMI) among low-income, minority children. The study aims to evaluate...more

Cancer Survivors Living in Rural Areas Pass Up on Health Care Due to Cost
In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, older cancer survivors in rural areas opt to forgo medical and dental...more






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Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative


Google Awards Kiva $3 Million for Global Impact Initiative

Kiva, the leading online “microfinance” for good that enables individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunities for positive individual and communal transformations, is launching Kiva Labs.




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