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Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...more



Think You Know the Causes of Rising Obesity in the US? Researchers Prove You Wrong
In a new analysis found in CA: Cancer Journal for Clinicians, researchers have learned that everything you think you know about the causes of rising obesity in the U.S. might be wrong. The...more

Olivia Newton-John Commits to Philanthropy
A slew of concerts and appearances have been a part of Olivia Newton-John's life repertoire. She's been touring and performing duets with John Travolta, her co-star in Grease. But, while she...more

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity May Be Long-Lasting, New Study Finds
According to a University of Colorado Cancer Center evidence study, the health effects of childhood obesity may be long-lasting even in cases in which obese children lose weight later in...more

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

Mindfulness Meditation Could Cut Smoking Addiction
In a study published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called Integrative Body-Mind...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

HIV Awareness and Risky Sexual Behavior in Teens Not Linked with HIV Testing
A study that appeared in the November issue of the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs reveals that having high knowledge about HIV and engaging in risky sexual activity do not make high-school-aged...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

Study Finds Homeless Youths with Friends at Lower Risk for STDs
A new study finds that young homeless people who have same-sex friends and acquaintances with stable housing are at lower risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Findings also reveal that...more






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Contending Heroes for the 2013 Social Enterprise Champion


Contending Heroes for the 2013 Social Enterprise Champion

Five candidates from all walks of life int he nation are vying for this year’s Social Enterprise Champion at the UK Social Enterprise Awards.


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