Tag: "pupils" at medical news
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
...r city school children. They surveyed over 3500 pupils
from five inner city secondary schools in Leiceste... compared to white children. Furthermore, half the pupils
spent 4 hours or more a day watching television or videos or playing computer games. Family history ...
Teens can perform CPR as well as adults and should be taught from an early age
...half to two inches (38-51mm). Nineteen per cent of pupils
in year 7 (age 11-12) and 45 per cent in year 9 (age 13-14) achieved adequate compression depth. Only the 13-14 year olds performed chest compression as well as adults in other studies. Although the younger children were not strong enough to comp...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...scopes are powered by sunlight passing through the pupils
to microscopic solar battery panels attached to the retinas. These scenarios illustrate potential clinical applications of technologies currently under development, says Professor Combs. For instance, devices that can sense and transmit heart and b...
One in 10 teenage girls have self-harmed, study shows
...per cent of self-harming incidents reported by the pupils
had resulted in a hospital visit. Although self-...ories of drug use. Self-harm was more common in pupils
who had been bullied and was strongly associated with physical and sexual abuse in both sexes. Al...
Breastfed babies cope better with stress in later life than bottle fed babies
...chers were also asked to rate the anxiety of their pupils
on a scale of zero to 50, while parents were interviewed about major family disruption, including divorce or separation, which had occurred when their child was between 5 and 10 years of age. Unsurprisingly, when all the data were analysed, the fi...
Compulsion to smoke after just one cigarette can lie dormant for more than three years
...r a third of the entire sample. By the age of 14, pupils
who had given smoking a go just once at the age of 11 were twice as likely to have become regular smokers as their peers who had not tried out smoking. This was the case even after a gap of three years or more. These findings held true irrespective o...
Technology to improve learning for visually-impaired children
...at collaborative learning has benefits because the pupils
learn through a dialogue with their peers and cons...d in Stockholm where the school situation for such pupils
was addressed. Various hapitc and auditory applications developed within MICOLE were assessed and ne...
Where your brain wires itself to like (name your favorite brand)
...e juice squirts by measuring the dilation of their pupils
after the stimuli and before the juice. In analyzing the brain scans, the researchers detected significant responses reflecting learning of behavioral preferences in a region called the ventral midbrain, as well as an area of the ventral striatum. In...
No separate changing rooms for boys and girls in one in five primary schools
...f the 102 that responded, 40 (39%) said that their pupils
had specifically asked for separate facilities within the previous year. And around one in five said that parents had also made this request. But one in five of the schools had no separate changing facilities whatsoever. And although around 8 out of...
Pupils who eat school dinners just as healthy, if not healthier, than those who don't
The health of pupils
eating school dinners is no worse and in some respects may be better than that of pupils
eating meals provided from home, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. The nutritiona...