Education News

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12/5/2011
U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

Researchers urge mandated physical education, recess to give kids time for physical activity

12/1/2011
Optimism May Help Female Undergrads With Their Grades

But positive thinking seems to backfire for male students, study says

11/24/2011
Doctor, Take a Cue From Shakespeare

Mind-body links frequent in the Bard's plays and poems, researcher says

11/21/2011
School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases

Reports of influenza A were cut in half, researchers say

11/18/2011
Words Recognized by Looks, Not Sounds

Enhancing visual perceptions of words could help treat reading disorders, researchers say

11/14/2011
Low-Income Seniors at Greater Risk for Heart Failure

These Medicare recipients may not be able to afford out-of-pocket medical expenses, researchers say

11/11/2011
Teachers Critical in Helping Abused Kids Succeed

Focusing on everyday life skills benefits academic performance, study shows

11/10/2011
Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways

Fourth graders learn about academic subjects along with food preparation

11/9/2011
Study Spots Early Signs of Math Disabilities in Kids

Certain difficulties in kindergarten predicted problems by fifth grade

11/3/2011
College Students Still Vulnerable to Bullying

Harassment, especially cyberbullying, can continue beyond high school

10/28/2011
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

Low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children, study finds

10/28/2011
Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism

But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

10/27/2011
Honest Self-Assessment Better Than False Praise

Owning up to failure or poor performance may be good for students' mental health, study suggests

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

10/11/2011
Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids

Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

10/10/2011
Diabetes Education Seems to Help Improve Blood Sugar Control

Behavioral interventions, such as changing negative thinking, may offer even greater benefits

9/28/2011
Cancer Patients Should Ask Doctors to Use Simple Terms

Patients making treatment decisions need clear explanations of options, experts say

9/23/2011
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk

Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

9/19/2011
Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

9/16/2011
Wikipedia Accurate on Cancer Facts, But Hard to Read: Study

About 98% of cancer info from the online source matched textbooks, researchers say

9/14/2011
Older Women Can Benefit From Sex Ed Campaigns

Sexually active women over 50 need more information about their sexual health, study finds

9/10/2011
Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/7/2011
Bilingual Homes Help Babies Exercise Their Brain: Study

Brain flexibility lasts longer when more than one language is spoken at home, research shows

9/6/2011
Patient Care Not Affected by Med Student Biases: Study

Many may have unconscious preferences for white and upper-class patients, survey results show

8/24/2011
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey

Males only managed 5 servings a week and women ate even fewer, Oregon University researchers say

8/23/2011
Grades May Suffer When Teens Get Bullied

High-achieving black and Hispanic high school students seem to be most at risk, study finds

8/12/2011
Fido's New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read

Children's attitudes about books improve when paired with pooches, researchers say

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

7/21/2011
Psychological Distancing May Be Key to Wisdom

People who look at things in a self-centered way less likely to reason wisely, research suggests

7/21/2011
Informed-Consent Forms for HIV Research Too Long: Study

The median is 22 pages, but most give short shrift to info

7/21/2011
Women, Whites Most Likely to Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Education, job, income and insurance status also played role in Internet use for this purpose

7/11/2011
Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success

Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

7/6/2011
Talking to Teens May Help Them Cut Back on Pot Smoking

Two brief conversations about marijuana cut kids' use of the drug by up to 20%, study finds

6/22/2011
Math Learning Disabilities Linked to Poor 'Gut Sense' of Numbers

Some children have a greater innate ability to approximate numbers than others, researchers say

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/16/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

6/16/2011
Night Owls' Poor Sleep Habits Can Hurt Grades

But study found GPAs improved when students adopted more normal sleeping habits

6/14/2011
Good Sleep Could Boost Undergrads' Learning Capacity

Shut-eye helps students integrate and retain information, study finds

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

5/24/2011
Drug Marketing Often Targets Med Students: Analysis

Schools urged to do more to prevent drug company influence on prescribing practices

5/20/2011
Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex

Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

5/18/2011
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses

Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

5/13/2011
For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry

Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

5/12/2011
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

But study of U.S. and Chinese students finds sense of obligation wanes as American children age

5/12/2011
Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age

'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

5/11/2011
Most Teachers Favor Inclusion for Autistic Students

But for mainstreaming to succeed, additional resources needed, survey finds

5/5/2011
Many Dialysis Patients Short on 'Health Literacy'

Those with least education most likely to lack important information about their care

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more