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Too Much TV Watching in Childhood Results to Long-Term Antisocial Behavior
According to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, Children and teens who watch a lot of television are prone to demonstrate antisocial and criminal behavior when grown up. The study is...more



Summer Community Program Makes Impact on Physician Access in Rural Areas
In a study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, the Summer Community Program offered by the institution creates a positive impact on physician access in rural communities. The Summer...more

Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

New Findings Suggest Community Gardening Boosts More Than Nutrition
According to a team of researchers at the University of Utah, people who take on community gardening have a lower body mass index (BMI) as well as offer a variety of social benefits to the residents...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

Young People, Men and Those without Kids More Likely to Opt Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa
Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has learned that younger people, men and those without children are more prone to drop out of HIV...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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