Education News

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5/3/2013
Outdoor Recess May Help Protect Kids From Nearsightedness

Second study tied sunlight exposure to better vision

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/23/2013
Childhood Meningitis Tied to Reduced Education, Employment Prospects

Danish study found some were less likely to be financially self-sufficient as adults

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/18/2013
Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'

They pinpointed the tiny area activated by viewing '1' but not 'one'

4/9/2013
Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons

Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/5/2013
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

4/3/2013
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/27/2013
Poor 'Health Literacy' Keeps Patients From Taking Meds

In study, adults with diabetes who didn't grasp health info often skipped needed drugs

3/25/2013
Shorter Shifts for Medical Interns May Not Boost Patient Safety

Doctors in training don't get more sleep despite change, study found

3/25/2013
Desire to Succeed Linked to Better Grades in College

One personality trait, conscientiousness, may boost academic achievements, analysis finds

3/22/2013
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

Second study found similar connection with other drugs

3/21/2013
Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says

Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/6/2013
Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

Continued efforts needed to restrict trainees' exposure to drug industry promotion, researchers say

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

2/25/2013
CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

2/19/2013
Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts

U.S. report also confirms that kids who fail to complete school are more apt to take up cigarettes

2/18/2013
Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children's behavior

2/13/2013
Teens' Friends Can Influence Their School Performance

Study shows students whose buddies have better GPAs more likely to improve their own test scores

2/8/2013
Docs' Theories on Obesity May Affect Their Weight-Loss Advice

Improved education on causes of weight gain might help physicians treat overweight patients, study says

2/4/2013
For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds

While gay British teens more likely to be bullied in school, situation improved by young adulthood

1/24/2013
Drivers' Attitudes While Learning May Predict Future Road Performance

Study ties early views on unsafe behaviors to speeding tickets later

1/15/2013
Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness

1/15/2013
Got Nobel? Milk-Guzzling Countries Win More of the Esteemed Prizes

Finding may be associated with a brain boost from vitamin D -- or strong educational systems

1/11/2013
Phys Ed Requirements Disappearing at 4-Year Colleges

Some students avoid alternatives such as fitness centers, researcher says

1/11/2013
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

1/10/2013
U.S. Efforts to Boost Number of Primary Care Doctors Have Failed

New physicians still choosing specialties despite government efforts, billions invested in training

1/9/2013
Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

Study of inner-city school found traditional gym class more effective for older kids

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

1/3/2013
Study Tracks Kids' Brain Activity While Watching 'Sesame Street'

Children whose scans seemed most like those of adults did better on tests, researchers say

12/31/2012
Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

12/28/2012
Going Online for Info May Reflect a Pro-Active Stance Against Cancer

People who did so typically didn't view their diagnosis as being 'just up to fate,' study found

12/26/2012
College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'

Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

12/24/2012
Nearly One-Third of Kids With Food Allergies May Be Bullied

Study found torment is often 'just' teasing but can be more threatening

12/21/2012
Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity

Physicians say more training, practice-based changes might lead to improved care for obese patients

12/20/2012
New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills

Fewer people will need blood pressure meds, while some should check blood sugar more

12/20/2012
Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success

Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/6/2012
Teen Fighting Declines in U.S., Europe

Of 30 countries, 19 showed a drop in kids with frequent altercations at school

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/4/2012
Study Foresees Shortage of Primary-Care Doctors

Reasons include medical students pursuing specialties, older physicians retiring

11/29/2012
Sleep Trumps All-Night Cramming for College Exams

Also avoid studying during early-afternoon slump hours, expert says

11/29/2012
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

11/16/2012
Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study

Researchers find link between weight and the economic and educational status of the community

11/15/2012
Prostate Cancer Websites Often Hard to Understand: Study

Most sites written for those with a reading level beyond that of the average American