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3 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How A Good Education Can Actually Improve Poor Students' Health

A recent study may have confirmed what public health and education advocates have long tried to argue: a positive and supportive school environment improves the health of children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ultimately increasing their academic performance.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk.


12 hrs ago | FOX16

New Hepatitis C Drugs Effective for Patients that also have HIV

A new study finds two new anti-viral hepatitis-C medications are effective for patients who are also HIV positive.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

16 hrs ago | US News & World Report

10 Law Schools That Receive the Most Full-Time Applications

The University of California-Los Angeles was among the law schools that get the most applications, with 5,562 for fall 2013.


Related Topix: Georgetown University, Washington DC, College of William and Mary, University of South Dakota

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Neuroscience to Explain Psychotherapy Modus Operandi

Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person's condition.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christian Science Monitor

Study: For poor teens, better schools equal less risky behavior

Low-income teenagers are significantly less likely to engage in certain risky health behaviors, such as gang membership and binge drinking, when they attend high-performing schools, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Drugs, Stanford University

The Washington Post

What Consumer Reports said about a kidsa tablet that it didna t mean

The August edition of the valuable Consumer Reports magazine includes a piece titled "Back-to-school bests: Our top picks for tablets and laptops - for all ages."


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Family, Kids, Graphic Design, Arts, CPU, Science / Technology, Standardized Testing, Education

PhysOrg Weblog

New accurate epigenetic test could eliminate unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Researchers Say Better Schools May Be Remedy for Kids in Poverty

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that higher quality schooling has a significant impact on the ability of children in poverty to improve their academic performance and avoid risky behaviors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education


Dan K. Thomasson: Hillary's costly speeches

These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee she ultimately will win the nation's highest office.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Entertainment, Drama, Television, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Connecticut


Personalized Approach and Computer Tablets Improve Autistic Care

Emerging research shows that the communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved through personalized interventions that are combined with the use of computer tablets.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical News

Three leading universities join forces to find better solutions for...

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can't grow normally. Various sections of these babies' skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, University of Southern California, UC San Francisco, Biology, Science, Health

The Miami Herald

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Workers in the mixing room blend various spices to create Badia products. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, California, Standardized Testing, Education, University of Florida

Daily Journal

Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, UC Riverside, University of New Mexico

KNUS-AM Aurora

Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), Family, Kids, UC Riverside

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Just say 'no' to a gas tax increase

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Tax, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, University of Minnesota, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014


geiger v2.0: an expanded suite of methods for fitting macroevolutionary models to phylogenetic trees

The scale and scope of such data have increased dramatically in the past few years.


Related Topix: Bioinformatics, Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Science Daily

Experts urge new discipline combining benefits of neuroscience, psychology treatments

For some conditions, such as bipolar disorder, psychological treatments are not effective or are in their infancy.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science

Wireless Design & Development

Restoring Active Memory Program Poised to Launch

Teams will develop and test implantable therapeutic devices for memory restoration in patients with memory deficits caused by disease or trauma DARPA has selected two universities to initially lead the agency's Restoring Active Memory program, which aims to develop and test wireless, implantable "neuroprosthetics" that can help servicemembers, ... (more)


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

ABA Journal

Bill would regulate gun ads for kids | An NTSB for death penalty cases?

The Volokh Conspiracy takes note of a bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives this week called the Children's Firearm Marketing Safety Act .


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Train Disaster, Air Accidents