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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



Children Born to Obese Mothers at Risk of Early Death
A new study conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, shows children born to obese mothers face risk of early death as adults than whose mothers with a normal weight. Researchers...more

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

Kids Whose Parents Use a Personal Health Record More Likely to Attend Well-Child Visits
According to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, kids whose parents used a personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally...more

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more

High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more

Children Showing Low Conscientiousness Results to Adult Obesity
A longitudinal study found in the August issue of Health Psychology documents that children who display lower conscientiousness, such as irresponsible, careless, not persevering attitudes, could lead...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





Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.




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