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Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...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

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

Brain-Fitness Computer Program Improves Memory for Older Adults
A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found out that the use of a brain-fitness program on a computer can significantly improve cognitive skills among older...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

Young Autistic Adults Face Difficulty in Transitioning Into Employment
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle more in transitioning into employment...more

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more

Death from Analgesic Overdose Linked to Disadvantaged, Divorce-Affected Homes
According to a research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, death from drugs like oxycodone and codeine are linked to disadvantaged neighborhoods, and high divorce,...more

Kids with Poor Motor Performance Leads to Poor Academic Skills in First Three Years
According to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, children with poor motor performance were found to have poorer reading and arithmetic skills than their better...more






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DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America


DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, writes about Dagim, a high school senior recognized as one of the top young entrepreneurs in America.




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