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Jonathan Kantrowitz

US children are safer, better-educated, and fatter than 20 years ago

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Source: Duke University American children are generally safer and better-educated than they have been in 20 years, a new report from Duke University finds. Stubborn problems remain, including high rates of child poverty and a still-raging obesity epidemic, the 2014 National Child and Youth Well-Being Index Report notes. But “compared to 20 years ago, U.S. […] [Read More]
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Recent Archaeology Research Reports

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Stone inscription validating David as the founder of the dynasty of Judahite kings in Jerusalem on exhibition in NYC Jonathan Kantrowitz at Archaeology News Report – 11 minutes ago *Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age* At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research – Health Benefits of Fish & Fish Oil, etc.

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All these reports are available at Health News Report ______________________________________________________________________________________ Fish/Fish Oil: Miscellaneous Benefits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 day ago Fish Oil Reduces Inflammation Scientists have provided new evidence that using more fish oil than vegetable oil in the diet decreases the formation of chemicals called prostanoids, which, when produced in […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports – Health Benefits of Coffee, etc

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All these reports are available at Health News Report ______________________________________________________________________________________ Coffee Consumption: Mortality Benefit Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 week ago * Coffee drinkers have lower risk of death* Older adults who drank coffee — caffeinated or decaffeinated — had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink […] [Read More]
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Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives

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Source: University of Minnesota Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and their air pollution-related public health impacts, published Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in the […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Ranks 29th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

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SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Connecticut ranks 29th in the country in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high […] [Read More]
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Many Americans on Long-Term Painkillers Take Potentially Fatal Drug Combinations

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SOURCE Express Scripts Nearly 60 percent of patients on opioid pain treatments for long-term conditions were prescribed potentially dangerous mixtures of medications during the same time period, according to a report released today. Two-thirds of patients on these medication mixtures were prescribed the drugs by two or more physicians, and nearly 40 percent filled their […] [Read More]
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Summer jobs program for high school students dramatically reduces youth violence

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Source: University of Chicago A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Mediterranean diet linked to improved CV function in erectile dysfunction patients Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 18 hours ago The Mediterranean diet is linked to improved cardiovascular performance in patients with erectile dysfunction, according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 by Dr Athanasios Angelis from Greece. Patients with erectile dysfunction who had poor […] [Read More]
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HARTFORD FAST-FOOD WORKERS TO JOIN BIGGEST-EVER STRIKE AS MOVEMENT FOR $15

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Source: 32BJ SEIU Local Home Care Workers to Protest with Clients as Home Care Fight for $15 Doubles its Reach Two years after New York City fast-food workers sparked a nationwide movement for higher pay and rights on the job, Hartford fast-food workers will walk off the job on Thursday, joining strikers in 160 cities […] [Read More]
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