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Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
...ealth concern and affects as many as 20 percent of school
children. As part of the battle against obesity, t...tritional benefits of including soy in the state's school
lunch programs. The program is a joint effort with the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board and Archer D...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...rong interests in community service before medical school
and residency, yet few reported any relevant training during medical education," Goldstein said. "More than 85 percent of faculty and community practice family physicians reported participating in volunteer service in the previous year." On average, ...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...e first to receive the vaccine; the 15,000, mostly school
children, who rolled up their sleeves (some with tearful reluctance) to be inoculated in local field trials; and the many medical professionals, laboratory staff, caregivers and volunteers who during those years devoted their lives to the effort. Tog...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...on-medical variables, such as marital status, high school
education, and race/ethnicity may play a larger role in patients' treatment decisions than previously believed. Prostate cancer is now detected earlier than ever because of the introduction of a simple blood test in 1987 called the Prostate Specifi...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...archers report in the first study to examine daily school
harassment and the first to examine the effects of... reported feeling humiliated, anxious or disliking school
on days when they reported incidents, which shows there is no such thing as 'harmless' name-calling ...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...ord, youth improve their chances of finishing high school
and making a successful transition to adulthood and becoming future taxpayers." The study is detailed in a paper, "Public Costs of Better Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents," in the current (Jan/Feb.) issue of Psychiatric Services,...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...en under the age of 15 and the number one cause of school
absenteeism attributed to a chronic condition. 4 Although asthma can be a life-threatening disease if not properly managed, the mild to moderate asthma that most children have can be controlled by treatment at home or in the doctor's office. 4 Com...
Teenage highs and lows
...bstances (alcohol and cigarettes), delinquency and school
problems have been established as the three most i... Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the USA assessed over 13,700 school
students at high schools throughout the USA (aged 11-21 years). The students were participating in ...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...with the food and beverage industry that help fund school
programs -- even as they cut physical education classes from their curricula to save money. At the same time, children are becoming more sedentary, spending more time watching TV and using computers. Moreover, many insurance companies don't cove...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...cipants, on average, were 49 years old with a high school
education. None had a personal history of heart disease when they enrolled in the study. Those who had risk factors for heart disease (for example, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, current smoking history) were randomly assigned to two groups....
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...2 percent were white, 72 percent graduated medical school
before 1985 and 58 percent practiced in a setting in which less than a quarter of the patients were racial or ethnic minorities. Results indicated that physicians who were female, or black, or who treated a large number of minority patients in their ...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...Promotion at the CDC. People with less than a high school
education also tended to have more cardiovascular ...rsons with low income, those with less than a high school
education, women and millions of Americans without health insurance do not get the quality health ca...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...n prematurely, had a primary caregiver with a high school
education or less, had a maternal history of asthma, were atopic, and had greater airflow restriction during their lung function test. Also, according to the authors, compared with those who had neither wheeze nor asthma, children with active wheeze...
Helping answer needs by developing specialists in autism
...chers, administrators and other personnel in local school
districts. "Professionals who complete HANDS training will receive intensive, hands-on experience in a mock classroom setting and will be better equipped to effectively teach these children," says Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., clinical director of the Sarkine...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...s of race and three levels of education: low, high school
or less; moderate, some college; and high, college...MI in African-American and white women with a high school
education or less, the researchers found. " black-white disparities in BMI widen with increasing lev...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...ean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies. "The school
and the Glenn Laboratories research team thank Mr. Glenn and the Glenn Foundation for their leadership in this area of science." Research into extending lifespan is not new. For more than 70 years, a calorie restricted diet has been known to increas...
Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
..., MarylandTobacco use among junior and senior high school
student athletes, especially boys, continues to be a serious health risk, despite vigorous efforts to educate them--and their coaches--about the oral lesions that can result. Reporting today during the 83rd General Session of the International Associ...
2005 Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Award
...and is based on years of practical experience as a school
and public health dentist in Eastern Finland. Since 1975, he has worked in different posts at the Universities of Kuopio, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Oulu. He has applied his broad knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiological methods to major de...
2005 Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award
... Diseases. As the new head of the first new dental school
in Australia in nearly 60 years, he will be instrumental in developing programs that are extremely innovative, not only in dentistry, but also in oral health therapy and dental technology. He is recognized internationally as an authority on dental an...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...of nights with interrupted sleep, number of missed school
days, and number of times they had to slow down or discontinue their play activity," said Gruchalla. While cockroaches are primarily attracted to water sources and food debris, house dust mites, microscopic spider-like creatures that feed on flakes o...
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