Education News

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10/17/2017
Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles

10/16/2017
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

10/15/2017
Homework as a Character-Builder

Researchers say strong effort leads to more conscientiousness overall

10/13/2017
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

10/10/2017
Homing In on Homework Help

Hint: Don't do it for them

10/2/2017
Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

Scans revealed differences in their brain wave patterns that seemed to give them an advantage

9/19/2017
9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Use Marijuana as Treatment

The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows

9/18/2017
9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

9/11/2017
Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

9/8/2017
Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

9/7/2017
Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Helping youngsters make the right food choices

9/5/2017
Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

9/5/2017
Helping Kids Adapt to a New School

Ease the transition to a different grade or district

9/4/2017
Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

9/3/2017
Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

8/31/2017
Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart

College degree may reduce your risk of cardiac disease by one-third, study suggests

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

8/22/2017
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

8/17/2017
Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

8/13/2017
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

8/9/2017
Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S.

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

8/9/2017
Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement?

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

8/7/2017
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

8/4/2017
Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That

College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/20/2017
Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

7/13/2017
White Collar Workers at Higher Odds of Death From ALS, Parkinson's

Study found richer, better-educated folks with these brain diseases are more likely to die

7/10/2017
Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study

Young adults who took the program performed no better than those who played video games

7/6/2017
Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

6/29/2017
Could a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?

Lifestyle choices may explain why gifted kids tend to outlive their peers, study suggests

6/19/2017
Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

6/12/2017
Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk

As the number of diplomas rose, odds of cardiovascular issues declined, study found

6/12/2017
Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

6/12/2017
Poor Sleep Habits = Poor Grades

Study of college students finds regular slumber schedule a key to success

5/18/2017
Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

New study finds a near doubling of sales of OraQuick test, showing power of celebrity announcements

5/5/2017
Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage'

Some miss out on language-learning both at home and school, researchers say

5/4/2017
Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

5/3/2017
Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

5/1/2017
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

4/27/2017
Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds

When students are engaged in a classroom, their brainwaves sync up, new research finds

4/24/2017
Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

4/21/2017
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

4/20/2017
College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study

Undergrads experimenting in record numbers, same spike not seen among those who skip university life

4/18/2017
Early School Start Times Tough on Teens

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

4/16/2017
Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?

Study finds kids have higher reading skills when they enter 1st grade than they did a decade ago

3/30/2017
Most Remaining U.S. Smokers Are Poor, Less Educated

Behavioral health doctor says new interventions are needed to get these people to kick the habit

3/27/2017
Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

3/16/2017
Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar