Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

COLUMBIA, Mo. (December 17, 2018) – Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier – by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys – according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “Our findings show...

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A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

Fathers can play in important role in promoting consistent and correct condom use among male adolescents, according to a small new study. According to sexually transmitted infection (STI) surveillance data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fall 2018, the number of reportable STIs reached an all-time...

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Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

For more than 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, testing their blood sugar is just part of daily life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with type 2 diabetes who don’t require insulin are buying...

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Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Waterloo found patients who had not been able to maintain or learn skills such...

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Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions  by as much as 10 percent

Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions by as much as 10 percent

When students receive clear, consistent expectations of behavior, school suspensions drop by as much as 10 percent, a new study shows. To put that in context, more than 2.75 million K-12 students were suspended during the 2013 to 2014 school year. A 10 percent reduction means 275,000 more students were...

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Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Around the world, an estimated 415 million people suffer from Rosacea. The condition, marked by a variety of mild to severe symptoms, can be debilitating, especially for those who have the disorder without a proper diagnosis. Recent research suggests that millions of adults may struggle unnecessarily with the skin disorder...

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Ensure your child is safe on the roads with these cycle tips

Ensure your child is safe on the roads with these cycle tips

It’s only natural for parents to worry about their child’s safety and when their beloved offspring is about to make their first journey on two wheels parents will understandably be anxious. But don’t despair, here are some simple tips and advice to calm your nerves and ensure that children are...

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How to make your dream bathroom a reality

How to make your dream bathroom a reality

Building your dream bathroom takes time and effort. You should be patient and consider first how you are going to go about designing it. Plot out the details and, slowly but surely, you’ll turn your vision into a reality. Here are the things you should consider: Choose the right theme...

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Crosswords and its benefits in the education of children

Crosswords and its benefits in the education of children

Solving crosswords, is not just a thing for adults, from a young age produces short and long term benefits, facilitates learning, improves attention and concentration, since it stimulates different brain functions and cognitive skills necessary in the development of children. Then, before talking about the many benefits that crosswords represent...

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4 reasons summer is the best time to move

4 reasons summer is the best time to move

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is a season to savor. People are outside exploring hiking trails with the longer daylight, families are outside relaxing near lakes and streams during the warmer weather, and young people are out of school enjoying the myriad of kid-friendly activities that are happening around town....

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