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5/7/2012
Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/13/2012
Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/7/2012
Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble

Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

4/5/2012
Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

4/5/2012
Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Study found average student texted or read five texts during class

3/29/2012
Immersion Beats Classroom for Mastering a Foreign Tongue: Study

Either way, the brain seems to consolidate new language over time, researchers find

3/24/2012
Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs

Study suggests feeling close to a teacher may make a difference for kids

3/22/2012
Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

3/22/2012
Fewer Americans Tying the Knot, Survey Shows

Government report also finds people waiting longer to marry

3/19/2012
Kids Willing to Fail May Perform Better Academically

Children who were told learning can be difficult did better on tests, researchers found

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/16/2012
Poor Reading Skills Might Be Fatal for Older Folks

Inability to understand medical instructions associated with higher death rates in 5-year study

3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/7/2012
Self-Centered Kids May Just Have Immature Brains

Study suggests poor impulse control improves with age

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

2/29/2012
Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study

Minority and poor children benefit most from early education

2/15/2012
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey

Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law

2/11/2012
Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later

Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

2/8/2012
Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School

Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

1/27/2012
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

1/10/2012
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study

Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/13/2011
Chronic Fatigue Tied to Extended School Absences

Undiagnosed cases of the syndrome may affect 1% of students aged 11 to 16, study suggests

12/6/2011
Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers

Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

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