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Boys and Girls are Different by Nature and Learn in Different Ways

...han boys, Gurian said: "Girls tend to learn verbal literacy at younger ages than boys, and boys tend to be more spatially and kinesthetically able at younger ages than girls." "Biological and brain differences favour more boys than girls in gross motor abilities at very young ages," he added. Gurian, who ...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

... National Nutrition Centre, a national nutritional literacy campaign, and a fully independent scientifically-based national nutrition survey. Dr Haikerwal said medical workforce issues remain significant, with programs and funding needed to improve access to medical services for older Australians and count...

Combination of Brain Scans, Reading Skill Tests can Predict Kids Reading Problems

...standard tests at the start of the year, for early literacy skills, including word identification, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, efficiency, and phonological processing, this last a critical measure of how well children process the sounds of letters and letter combinations. The study also involved fu...

Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

...rd-core addicts," he said. This reflects on the literacy rate and high dropout percentage in the district, the highest in the state. "The attendance in schools also comes down especially during October to March when toddy tapping starts in certain regions of the district. Several students show up for cla...

Sexualization Linked to Mental Health Problems in Girls and Women

...g women. Schools, the APA says, should teach media literacy skills to all students and should include informat...ive effects of the sexualization of girls in media literacy and sex education programs. "As a society, we need to replace all of these sexualized images with ...

UN Sends Medicine to Afghanistan

...rain 11,500 newly-recruited female teachers, start literacy courses for 215,000 men and women, and de-worm almost 6 million children. Meanwhile, in the southern province of Helmand where there is heavy fighting, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing over 233 tons of emergency food supplies, inc...

Research Focus on the Ineffectiveness of Programs for Aboriginal children

...t, which reflects aspects such as life expectancy, literacy and standard of living, Aboriginal Australians were ranked at 103 compared with Australia’s overall population which is ranked number four. "Indigenous people in Canada, the US and New Zealand are all faring better than our Aboriginal people – that...

Low Health Literacy Is The Major Cause For Patient Errors

...ference reports on the relationship between health literacy and the common patient errors. //Most often, patie...lf of the adult population suffers from low health literacy – says the research. Low health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, a...

Low Health Literacy Interferes with Good Health Care

...rately reading the label on the bottle, low health literacy can get in the way of good health care. Communic...some patients, according to a report by the health literacy committee of the American Medical Association. The report also revealed that inadequate health liter...

Music Lessons for improved Brain Power in kids

... that kids learning music acquire better memories, literacy skills and math skills than their non-musical counterparts. This study was conducted by// Laurel Trainor, professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and her team. The study followed two groups of ...

Kashmir Grapples with Growing AIDS

...eater challenge," he added. With only 56 percent literacy in the state, disseminating information and spreading awareness about the disease have not been an easy task. The inhospitable weather conditions and the difficult terrain also pose major hurdles. "Since several languages and dialects are spoken in...

Kids of Himachal Pradesh to get Calorie-rich Midday Meals

...e added. Himachal Pradesh has one of the highest literacy rates in the country at around 80 percent, along with one of the lowest dropout rates. Source-IANS...

Despite High Literacy Rate Female Foeticide is on the Rise in Kerala

... leaders alike, mainly because of the state's high literacy rate.// "The number of girls in the 0-6 years category is coming down in Kerala and this has happened just because of female feticide and nothing else. The problem is that we are unable to track how this is happening and who are the guilty," said He...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...ts full potential only if the country improves its literacy rate. It is here that the Pharmacologist can contribute immensely, by doing research, chipping in with the government in giving shape to the drug policy, and most importantly educating the community regarding the use and abuse of drugs. RM...

Strange Burial Practice Followed for People Affected by HIV/AIDS

...s second highest literate state with 88.49 percent literacy rate, denied such a practice was prevalent now. "There were some reports in the past, but now no such things are taking place here with the level of awareness about HIV/AIDS increasing," said K. Ropari, head of the Mizoram AIDS Control Society. ...

Class 4 literacy to be attained by a Kerala village

...ee that something is done. I got in touch with the literacy mission officials who said that this could be done...ma Panchayath, told reporters here Friday. The literacy mission conducted a survey in January and found out that of the nearly 39,000 population, around 1,5...

Risk of Death Greater With Low Literacy Levels

...ncisco VA Medical Center examined the link between literacy level and risk of mortality, reported that //during cases when literacy is less than ninth-grade the risk of mortality is almost double amongst the senior lot, irrespective...

Need To Promote Awareness To Control Population

...ct against it. "IMR was lowest in areas with high literacy rates, such as Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts," he said....

UK Government Plans A Campaign To Help Reduce Suicide Rates Among Men

...n classroom-type settings especially those who had literacy problems or were more vulnerable. She said that the studies show that it was much easier to engage men in non-formal settings such as youth centers. The reports explained that the young men usually report the underlying causes of mental ill health ...

Mental Health Problems on Rise in Himachal Pradesh

...ve in villages. The state has one of the highest literacy rates at about 80 percent but also a high unemployment rate. (Source: IANS News)...

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