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Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

... Information brochures were handed out, bicycle paths were built and the number of racks for parking bicycles was noticeably increased. And to show its commitment, the town council decided to give its civil servants an incentive to work on their physical fitness. By going to the gym, they could receiv...

Make-or-break Exams Stress China Youth

...t in the tourist city of Huangshan to alter flight paths so that planes did not distract students taking the test, Xinhua reported. Countless students are renting rooms near test venues or following strict diets believed to increase alertness, it said. In southwestern Yunnan province, hit by an earthqu...

Doctors Must Consider Spiritual Needs of Their Patients: Study

...he worlds of medicine and religion tread different paths due to obvious sensitive issues, yet authors of a recent study urge doctors to consider meeting// the religious and spiritual needs of their patients. This suggestion stems from a study carried out by Tracy Balboni of the Harvard Radiation Oncolo...

Bottleneck in Blood Supply Makes Brain Vulnerable to Strokes

...a collection of city streets that provide multiple paths to get somewhere,” explained David Kleinfeld, a professor of physics at UCSD, who led the team. “If one of the vessels is blocked, blood flow quickly rearranges itself. On the other hand, the penetrating arterioles are more like freeways. When blocke...

Frozen Yet Potent Viruses Found

...up again by migrating birds and spread along their paths of flight. SRM...

Adolescent Girls More Active If Neighborhoods Have Parks

...such as basketball courts, playgrounds and walking paths were associated with more physical activity than parks with passive amenities, such as picnic areas and lawn games. The study suggests that communities should make parks a higher priority, particularly ones with amenities like running tracks or wal...

Advance Australia Active – AM

...he provision of facilities like playgrounds, cycle paths and walkways. 2. Physical education and physical activity to be universally incorporated into every school curriculum, and schools to be universally funded to support those programs. 3. Governments to support programs to encourage more physical a...

Call To Increase Family Physicians

... the students who are most likely to select career paths and practice locations that will improve the current maldistribution of physicians; 6. Work with residency programs to better prepare family physicians to care for the evolving U.S. patient population – greater training on care of older adults, hea...

Slow Fight Against Childhood Obesity

...es introduced for this purpose. Sidewalks and bike paths have been constructed in several communities to encourage exercise. According to the report, though there is an increase in the nationwide awareness of this problem, it will take years of sustained effort, evaluation, and resources to bring about p...

Fines Paid By Speeding Motorists Used in Funding Spinal Cord Injury Research

...cop in the central nervous system, determining the paths along which nerve cells grow to link up with each other to form vast networks. He has identified molecules that likely play a role in preventing the spinal cord from growing back after an injury. He'll work closely with Sheu, who is an expert at im...

New Outbreak of Bird flu Reported In China

...the Ministry of Agriculture would target migration paths for future supervision. China had earlier recorded more than 30 outbreaks of bird flu since last October. The last outbreak occurred in the Xinjiang, and the Uygur Autonomous Region early this month and the government had claimed that in that case ...

Beauty Pageants Need Transparency

...ality TV shows, as new and more interesting, novel paths to fame were being paved, beauty pageants have a stale, unpleasant air surrounding them, says a new book "What Would You Do to Save the World? - Confessions of a Could-have-been Beauty Queen". "Across the globe too beauty pageants as an institution...

Location largely affects weight

...ports facilities and parks, that doesn't have bike paths and hiking areas . . . the more obesity you have." Another aspect is the economical one. "In large cities in Canada, in the low-income neighbourhoods, there'll be no fresh fruit outlets, or a minimum, and many fast-food outlets," Millar observed. S...

Countries Step up Battle Against Bird Flu

...n Africa. But African experts fear that the flight paths of migrating birds through the east and west of the continent, coupled with traditional farming methods that see poor communities living side by side with poultry, raise the risk of an outbreak. While it remains essentially a disease in birds, scie...

Highly Educated More Prone To Parkinsons Disease

...eaning that an individual's educational and career paths impact Parkinson's disease risk later in life. The researchers said that probably early Parkinson's triggered a desire to spend a lot of time studying, rather than long periods of education increasing susceptibility to the condition. Their study f...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

... can reach the same birth weight by many different paths of growth. Barker at the University in England said that because of technology advances, people are able to study children who have had serial measurements of size in (the uterus) that follow their growth, and these observations take us back into ea...

Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living.

... manufactured mats that replicated the cobblestone paths and developed a special protocol so that participants gradually got used to walking on the uneven surface of the mats. They then compiled a study using two groups - One group, which used cobblestone mats for walking and the other group who used the c...

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