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Teachers Instrumental In Program To Combat Childhood Obesity
According to a new research, teachers are contributory in program to reduce childhood obesity. This program is a physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development...more



Cleveland Clinic Reveals Pancreatic Function Restoration by Bariatric Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic researchers, in part of the Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently (STAMPEDE) study, find that gastric bypass surgery reverts diabetes by...more

Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...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

Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more

HHS to Reduce HIV Disparities among African Americans
The US Department of Health and Human Services has reported that the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is working to reduce HIV disparities among African Americans, particularly among gay and bisexual...more

Broad Public Health Interventions Can Effectively Address Childhood Obesity
University of Manchester public health researchers have found out that single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight...more

Coping Offspring of Mothers Stressed During Pregnancy More Prone to Obesity and Diabetes
A new research documents that passively coping offspring of women stressed during their pregnancy were more likely to develop obesity and type 2 diabetes. The research will be presented at the...more

Is BMI Sufficient to Evaluate Child Obesity Interventions?
A new study shows that an intervention can have advantageous effects on health outcomes. Typically, a change in BMI (body mass index) is often the measure used to examine whether an intervention...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





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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