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Childhood obesity linked to health habits, not heredity: U-M study

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Are some children genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity? Check-ups of 1,003 Michigan 6th graders in a school-based health program showed children who are obese were more likely to c...

UT study finds business school research raises students’ salaries

The value of academic research performed at business schools has been questioned for the past two decades, some even calling it irrelevant to the real business world. But a study by Russell Crook, assistant professor of management in the College...

MU research on teacher retirement systems timely for reform efforts

A number of states are trying to deal with huge unfunded pension liabilities that threaten to absorb large shares of K-12 education budgets. Because this fiscal crisis may force policymakers to consider teacher retirement benefit system reform, the ...

Middle school is when the right friends may matter most

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 12, 2011) -- As adolescents move from elementary school into their middle or junior-high years, changes in friendships may signal potential academic success or troubles down the road, say University of Oregon researchers....

Some school social workers don’t feel prepared to manage cyberbullying, study...

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2011) -- Some school social workers report that they don't feel equipped to handle incidents of cyberbullying among teens. A new Ohio University-led survey of 399 members of the 11-state Midwest School Social Work Council ...

Children in formal child care have better language skills

Fewer children who attend regular formal centre- and family-based child care at 1.5 years and 3 years of age were late talkers compared with children who are looked after at home by a parent, child-carer or in an outdoor nursery. This is shown in a ...

More than 25 percent of teenagers have suffered cyber bullying in...

Cyber bullying is an emerging phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common among teenagers. Research by the University of Valencia (UV), based on a study carried out in the region, shows that between 25% and 29% of all teenagers have been bul...

Good grades in high school lead to better health, study finds

MADISON -- The "A" grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll -- they also make them healthier as adults, too. Studies have long shown that education is linked to better health, but new research by Pamela Herd, ...

Building mental muscles through theoretical physics

INDIANAPOLIS -- A grant from the D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation has made it possible for a student from a suburban Indianapolis high school to co-author, along with his mentor and two other scientists, a theoretical physics study in...

Urban youth cope with neighborhood violence in diverse ways

Experiences with violence cause teens growing up in dangerous neighborhoods to adopt a range of coping strategies, with notable impact whether the violence takes place at home, among friends or during police incidents, a University of Chicago study ...

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