Tag: "graders" at medical news
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
Nearly half the sixth graders
in two Los Angeles-area public schools say they we...an schools. In one school, 47 percent of the sixth graders
reported being bullied on at least one of these days; at the other school, 46 percent reported being...
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
...that makes it possible for third, fourth and fifth graders
to attend an imaginative Saturday science school. In 1994, Singer further initiated the Carnegie Academy for Science Education, designed to bring the innovative techniques of First Light to the city's public elementary-school teachers, through six-we...
Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students
...n pre and post test. In addition, among the first graders
who reported eating breakfast the day of the surve...ds on the body improved significantly among second graders
with 71% knowing that milk builds strong bones two months after completing the curriculum compared w...
Study finds lean beef can be part of healthy diet for teens
...d cholesterol levels in 86 Iowa seventh and eighth graders
throughout a three-month period. All participants ate a diet low in saturated fat while specifically incorporating increased amounts of either lean beef, or poultry and fish. Results showed teens eating increased amounts of lea...
Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids
...rt videos shown at school helped Milwaukee seventh graders
lower their fat intake and find innovative ways to exercise -- even while watching television, according to a two-month study presented today at the American Heart Association's 44th annual Conference of Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology and Preve...
Suicidal minority teens lack adult support
... and colleagues analyzed survey data from 879 11th graders
from three neighborhoods in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fifteen percent of the students said that they had seriously considered suicide in the past year, 13 percent had made a suicide plan and 11 percent had attempted suicide at least once. Some teens in the stud...
Urban children's low perceptions of health could hinder educational success
...sour administered a survey to 525 2nd, 3rd and 5th graders
from six urban kindergarten through 8th grade schools and to their parents. The children's survey included questions on health-related quality of life and school connectedness. Among the health-related questions were those that referred to whether...
Kids' backpacks may not cause back pain after all
...tudents said they used a backpack every day. Third graders
were found to carry 5.7 percent of their body weig... an indicator of obesity, increased from the third graders
to middle schoolers, so the middle schoolers were more fat. Also the percent of students who walked ...
This is your heart on drugs: Study improves ER treatment for cocaine's heart effects
...ly by millions more -- including 5 percent of 12th graders
-- the study's protocol could be applied nationwide. "While these findings come from a population with high cocaine use, and thus a high incidence of cocaine-related heart effects, this standard of care could be used in any hospital," says senior au...
Study finds that children are exposed to too many violent movies
...movies seen by more than 40 percent of those fifth graders
surveyed. Both are rated R, indicating that the films are restricted for people under the age of 17. The movie rating system, in place since 1968, provides parents with information to help determine whether their children should see a movie. The rati...
Preventing misuse of performance-enhancing substances a growing and difficult task
... 1998-1999 with an estimated 2.7 percent of eighth graders
saying they have used the drugs. A larger survey by Blue Cross and Blue Shield estimates that one million U.S. children between the ages of 12 and 17 may have taken performance-enhancing substances including creatine, according to the book. "Childre...
Infant mortality rate drops, children more likely to have working parent, be read to
...ow that daily cigarette smoking among 8th and 10th graders
dropped significantly. In 2000, 7.4 percent of eighth graders
smoked daily, as compared to 5.5 percent in 2001. The percentage of 10th graders
who smoked dropped...
Study confirms air pollution linked to slowed lung function growth in children
...eviously reported based on a group of 1,498 fourth graders
followed from 1993 to 1997. Similar effects on lung function were observed in boys and girls, and in asthmatic and healthy children. "As in the previous study, we found that the association of slower lung function growth with air pollution also was ...
Inner city adolescents identify jobs, education as keys to their future
...ey thought." Approximately 1,750 8th, 9th and 12th graders
participated in the survey, led by researchers fro...nity centers and after-school activities, and 12th graders
in particular stressed the need for adult role models. "Policy-makers concerned with urban environme...
Study quantifies cost-benefit of family interventions to prevent teen alcohol use
...ngitudinal prevention trial with families of sixth graders
from 33 rural schools in a Midwestern state. The families were randomly assigned to one of two interventions or to a control group. The two interventions were the Iowa Strengthening Families Program (ISFP), a seven-session intervention with parents ...
Brain-imaging study offers clues to inhalant abuse
...g his talks, children as young as fourth and fifth graders
would sometimes ask him about huffing. "After about the third or fourth time someone asked me, I proposed that we develop a way to label and image solvents, which seem to be a 'gateway' drug of abuse for some young children," he said. The team chose...
Children as young as 5 have gender bias when it comes to picking a musical instrument
...Pickering found that the kindergartners and fourth graders
in the counter-stereotype groups were less likely to pick a gender-based instrument than the children in the other two groups. "The really young children, those in kindergarten, may have thought that these stereotypes were rules, not social convent...
How 'negative emotionality' can make you feel sick
... Congress on Alcohol and Health, 52 percent of 8th graders
(14-year-olds) and 80 percent of 12th graders
(18-year-olds) reported having used alcohol at least once. Research indicates that rates of AUDs al...
Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work
... activities. Examples of just a few include: third graders
making paper-bag puppets and performing a puppet p...e value of breathing clean air; seventh and eighth graders
using role-play and coaching exercises to practice new skills for countering offers of tobacco; and ...
Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic
... The UW study looked at first through sixth graders
from 102 families whoeither had a reading disability or dual disability in reading and writing. Thechildren were given a three-to-four-hour battery of 15 tests that measuredreading, writing and math skills. Among the tests was one that checked rapid...