Education News

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8/26/2013
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts

Whether by phone, one on one or in groups, advice and education can keep kids from starting, panel says

8/25/2013
Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety

Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/20/2013
Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

8/18/2013
Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

8/16/2013
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems

Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

8/13/2013
'Hookup' Culture on College Campuses Not All That New

Attitudes about sex haven't changed much in past two decades, surveys show

8/9/2013
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

7/31/2013
Young People With Autism Find Work Through Job Training Program

Small study saw 87 percent employment rate for participants

7/30/2013
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

7/30/2013
'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

7/18/2013
Disparities in Eye Care Could Cost Some Their Sight

Low-income, less educated don't have same access to preventive treatments, researchers report

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/8/2013
Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

6/10/2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

5/31/2013
Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

5/31/2013
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

5/30/2013
Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds

5/23/2013
U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

Physical activity helps them do better academically and socially, experts say

5/23/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report

Since 1991, rate has dropped by nearly half, health officials find

5/17/2013
College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study

Alcohol affects them differently, so safe limits are lower for women

5/16/2013
High-Frequency Noise Boosts Math Skills in Study

But the treatment isn't ready for prime time yet, expert says

5/16/2013
Public Funding Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment

After Quebec mandated IVF coverage, study found change in patient demographics

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

5/13/2013
Kids' Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success

Better performance at age 7 linked to better incomes, jobs and housing in adulthood, U.K. study says

5/6/2013
High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

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