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Role Parents Play Affect Risk of Drug Use Among Teens
According to a new research led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention (IREFREA) with headquarters in Mallorca, together with other European and Spanish universities, having authoritarian...more



The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults
According to Urban Institute's latest release, there is an improved attention on U.S. gun violence outcomes. The released report provides an in-depth information on the prevalence and cost of...more

Cognitive Training Benefits Can Last Up To A Decade in Older Adults
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults who had participated in cognitive training programs reported less difficulty with daily living tasks compared to...more

A Nurturing Home May Safeguard Children from Brain Changes Associated with Poverty
Researchers of a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identified brain changes that can lead to lifelong problems like depression, learning difficulties and limitations...more

Household Routine Improvement Interventions Reduce BMI in Minority Children
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, household routine improvement interventions can reduce body mass index (BMI) among low-income, minority children. The study aims to evaluate...more

Mindfulness Practice Can Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Teachers
A new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center shows that teachers who undergo mindfulness training were able to...more

Debunking Myth: Figures Show Many People Want to Start a Social Enterprise
David Floyd, blogger and managing director of Social Spider CIC, writes for The Guardian how despite figures show many want to start a social enterprise, many factors actually prevent...more

Pregnant Women with Limited English Proficiency Find Solace in Prenatal Support Groups
A study, conducted by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, suggests that expectant women with limited English skills find...more

Classroom Dialog May Ignite Students\
In a study entitled, "The Dialogic Video Cycle as Teacher Professional Development Model to Foster Classroom Dialogue: Conceptualization and Implementation Findings," TUM School of Education...more

Three-Hour Group Sessions Can Prevent Mental Health Issues Among Teens
According to a study conducted by Dr. Patricia Conrod of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre, teacher delivered interventions for mental health...more






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Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users


Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.


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