Education News

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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

3/8/2017
Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

2/23/2017
Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

2/22/2017
Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

2/17/2017
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

2/13/2017
Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

2/10/2017
College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

2/8/2017
Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

2/3/2017
U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes

Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

1/30/2017
Chronic Bullying Can Show Up in Report Cards

Study found students who were teased for years got lower grades

1/23/2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

1/18/2017
Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/9/2017
Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

1/5/2017
Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School

Lingering eye problems linked to poorer academic performance

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/7/2016
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

12/6/2016
Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker

Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

12/2/2016
Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

11/21/2016
Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

11/11/2016
Food Safety Not Always on Menu of TV Cooking Shows

Researchers say producers are missing a chance to teach viewers how to head off foodborne illnesses

11/10/2016
Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study

Watching them develop teaches kids about biology, improves their attitude towards science, research finds

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/3/2016
Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

10/19/2016
National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare

Since starting to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, consumption of fat, salt dropped

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/16/2016
1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey

And nearly half say they are food insecure

10/4/2016
Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School

Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

10/2/2016
Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/19/2016
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

9/13/2016
Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade

International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinical

9/5/2016
Coping With College Stress

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

8/19/2016
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

8/14/2016
Surviving Freshman Year 101

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

8/12/2016
Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful

Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

8/11/2016
How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

7/20/2016
Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education

People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure, study suggests

6/25/2016
Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

6/22/2016
Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

6/22/2016
Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

6/16/2016
Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

New policy aims to tackle sleep deprivation among teens

6/5/2016
For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'