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Scholarship to attract 'top students' for optometry
...hievements in combination with their leadership in school
or community activities. The scholarship is renewable for eight semesters as long as the student continues to meet eligibility requirements. Established in 1955, FERV works at improving the quality of life for others through promoting education i...
Learning to cover up reduces risk of skin cancer
Educating children in primary school
and adults at the beach about the benefits of wear...ct themselves from the sun. "Virtually any primary school
can be an appropriate environment in which to carry out sun-protection programs," says lead study au...
'Sit-down' rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients
...equent sit-down rounds were white, married or high school
graduates. In addition, there was evidence that larger clinics were more likely to have less frequent or no rounds. Frequency of walk-rounds by a nephrologist did not differ by the frequency of sit-down rounds. "Sit-down rounds do require dedicated...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...nt of the older population had graduated from high school
and only 3 percent had at least a Bachelor's degree. By 2003, 72 percent were high school
graduates and 17 percent had at least a Bachelor's degree. Despite the overall increase in educat...
Three-year health study of teenage girls is underway at Trenton Central High School
... differs from other health programs offered at the school
in that it complements and extends the current cur... assessed once annually until graduation from high school
to measure stability of changes. All participants will be tracked and evaluated once annually until...
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Survey suggests majority of women surgeons satisfied in their profession
... in Austria, with the percentage of female medical school
graduates 54 percent. Approximately 37 percent of medical doctors in Austria are women, making up about 10 percent of all certified surgeons in general surgery. However, studies on women surgeons are rare in Europe. Adelheid End, M.D., of the Univer...
New study shows patients experience asthma variability, despite strict adherence to guidelines
... visits, hospitalizations and days lost from work, school
or daily activities of living. These patients also experienced more "sick visits," measured by unscheduled routine follow-up visits to primary care physicians, asthma clinics or urgent care facilities than those in the lo...
Prenatal alcohol exposure has effects far beyond fetal alcohol syndrome
...nd working memory, both important for learning and school
success." Both Jacobson and Singer noted that one very important implication of these findings is that a moderate-to-heavy drinking mother who has given birth to an unaffected child when she was younger needs to be warned that, if she drinks while pr...
Poor communities should decide their own priorities for aid
...uld be, the answer presumed to be a health centre, school
or irrigation system. When the villages replied that they wanted a football pitch, the agency withdrew its offer. So the villages built their own football pitch, and this engendered such a feeling of community spirit that they built their own health ...
Intervention boosts activity in kids, especially minorities
...-competitive games that the children enjoyed. The school
intervention involved 24 exercise lessons over eig... no cost to the schools. "This modest, eight-week school
intervention changed and heightened the intensity levels of the existing physical exercise program i...
Leading tobacco manufacturer conceals links to tobacco research facility
...ppear to have been published. Martin McKee (London school
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK), and colleagues Pascal Diethelm and Jean-Charles Rielle from Switzerland highlight how Phillip Morris used a German-based research facility to do research into the health effects of tobacco smoke from the early 1...
Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds
...rchers looked at how the children were behaving in school
and at home. At age 8, teachers gave feedback about whether the subjects were acting out in school
with behavior ranging from irritability to picking fights with other children. At age 11, the feedba...
News tips for Tuesday, November 9, 2004
... and psychosocial aspects of emotional, social and school
functioning by these children? Researchers used the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory to study 408 parents (83 percent mothers) of children aged 2- to 18-years-old with heart disease. Illness severity was rated from 1 (mild no surgery) to 4 (com...
Respiratory infections, not air pollution, pose winter health threat for children with asthma
...ms." The study monitored 41, 63 and 43 elementary school
children during three successive winters in Denver, Colorado, when particulate pollution is worst. The children, aged 6 to 12 years, were mostly urban minority children with moderate to severe asthma. Dr. Rabinovitch and co-investigator Erwin Gelfand...
Injury from epileptic seizures relatively rare, Mayo Clinic study find
... those who interact with patients with epilepsy in school
or work settings to resist automatically placing restrictions on the patient. "People with well-controlled epilepsy should not arbitrarily be considered at higher risk of injury than those without epilepsy," he says. "School authorities and work pe...
NIH funds seven science education partnership awards
...oject at Colorado State will provide an elementary school
curriculum to educate students about diet and exer...develop a similar instruction plan aimed at middle school
students. Oakland's Children's Hospital will create interactive classroom activities on social and g...
Team-centered program effective in reducing disordered eating among athletes
... behavior and body-shaping drug use in female high school
athletes, according to an article in the November ...to the article, about half of male and female high school
students participate in school
sports. For young women, pressures to be thin may be compounded by i...
Lower level of education can impede reovery in elderly after hospitalization
...nto either a low education group (less than a high school
education), or a high education group (high school
diploma and higher). Overall, 41 percent experienced poor functional recovery, 124 died, and 227 exp...
Improving child survival in Kenya: Strengthening of district hospitals essential
..., trainees in paediatric medicine from the medical school
have adopted eight district hospitals. Together with designated hospital staff, the trainees have identified both good and bad practices. They identified emergency care as an area that needs improvement in all the hospitals. A simple course in emerge...
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