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Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...addict may have constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils of the eyes, increased body temperature, and increased heart rate. Cocaine is known to affect blood pressure periodically. Cocaine increases the risk of having acute cardiac or cerebral emergencies like heart attack and stroke that could be fatal. De...

Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active

...ed moderate to vigorous physical activity among 92 pupils aged 13-14 years, from four schools in the Edinbur... school hours was significantly higher among those pupils who walked both ways than among those using a car, bus, or train. In all, 87% of pupils using a car...

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

...rbance of consciousness with facial twitching. The pupils were found symmetric and reactive. Hemodynamic status was good and cardiopulmonary auscultation and electrocardiogram were normal. He needed repeated diazepam administrations and was managed in the hospital, and recovered after one day of benzodiaz...

Shouting Teachers Developing Dry Throats

Shouting at unruly pupils is taking its toll on Hong Kong teachers, with one in three developing voice problems within four years, a survey has said.// Shouting at students in the class is affecting the voices of teachers in Hong Kong. A survey said dry throats and husky a...

Valentine's Day Attraction: Sale Of Condoms In School Proposed

...ancies." Reynolds said vending machines would let pupils buy condoms easily and without guilt. "It's not f...eption." Reynolds said vending machines would let pupils buy condoms easily and without guilt. "It's not for politicians to mandate other people's morals," ...

Come September, Schools Will be better off Sans Junk foods

...l improve school meals, but they cannot succeed if pupils are surrounded with chocolate, crisps, and drinks that fill them up with sugar and fat during the school day. One in eight of our children is now obese. Anecdotal evidence suggests that, when these products are removed, behavior also improves. Repr...

Nurses Help Sought To Check Teenage Pregnancies In English Schools

...lready offer condoms and the morning-after pill to pupils or arrange fast-track doctors' appointments. St...s will be able to "provide contraceptive advice to pupils and emergency contraception and pregnancy testing to young women", says the new guidance to primary ...

Welcome to ‘Stand Only’ Classrooms That Exercise The Brain And The Bod!

...assrooms, meant to be chair free that will ensure, pupils stand for hours a day. // This follows a study, wh... a laptop , white boards and vertical screens. The pupils spent an average of five hours a day standing. "In this environment, children are more active and m...

Craig Newschaffer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

...al education programs increased from 0.6 per 1,000 pupils in 1994 to 3.1 per 1,000 in 2003. During the same period, diagnoses of mental retardation fell by 2.8 per 1,000 students and diagnoses of learning disabilities dropped by 8.3 per 1,000 students. Craig Newschaffer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

All State Run Schools Are To Ban Whole Milk To Children

...nd must offer only semi-skimmed or skimmed milk to pupils aged 3 to 18. The ruling also applies to the milk served during school lunches and at break times, and to cartons sold in vending machines. This ban was approved by the Food Standards Agency and was included in the nutritional standards for schools...

Fish Oil Capsules Could Enhance Brainpower in Children

...in, gave a daily dose of omega-3 oils to 34 of its pupils aged between eight and nine for about nine months ...cent in reading and 67 percent in writing. Some pupils leapt ahead by the equivalent of more than two levels in national curriculum tests. Teachers also no...

Worried About Weight

...ted details of health and behavior of over 700,000 pupils since 1977. They have also shown ink between the d...nger age groups,'he added. Around 55 per cent of pupils said they had been 'picked on' or bullied and most felt it was due to their 'size or weight' or to t...

Two doses of chickenpox vaccine more effective

...ox spread was the first grade classroom, where all pupils had received the vaccine. It was noted that, those vaccinated had the disease in a milder form and did not have to miss school for more than 2 days. According to the report, the vaccine had an 82 percent efficacy for any type of chickenpox, and 97 ...

British Pupils Opt for Online Tuition from India

...ine interaction between Britain and India, British pupils are paying nearly 10 pounds an hour for online tui...s from teachers based in India.// More than 3,000 pupils here have been receiving such one-to-one tuition using Internet telephony from TutorVista, a company...

Palmerston Nth students to be examined for Tuberculosis

Of the 1800 pupils at a Palmerston North high school, 500 will undergo testing this week following a case of tuberculosis in the school.// The remaining students will be tested in the coming weeks. A 13-year-old student was admitted to hospital on August 16 and labor...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

... secondary schools offer the morning after pill to pupils or may arrange fast-tracked doctors' appointments. It was found however that only 12 per cent of all those requesting an abortion in 2002 had tried the pill. Professor Glasier, who is also director of sexual and reproductive health at Edinburgh U...

Fish Oils Supplements Could Cool Violent Children

... evening primrose oil. The biggest impact was on pupils who had been involved in the most violent incident...ificantly improved short-term memory among primary pupils and enhanced achievements in reading and spelling. Source-IANS...

Maternity leave mooted for South African girls

...n support of "maternity leave" but has warned that pupils might view the prospect of four months off school as an incentive to fall pregnant. The KwaZulu Natal survey meanwhile showed in the province of high unemployment rates some girls from disadvantaged communities were contributing to the income of th...

Research 'Extraordinaire' To Restore Vision

...h allowed the complete revival of lost vision. The pupils of these experimental mice responded to light, and activity was observed in the optical nerve, indicating that signals were being sent to the brain. It is indeed remarkable that the mature recipient retina, which was considered to lack the potential ...

Meningitis in Infancy Erodes Academic Success

...ational average in England of less than 4%. Even pupils who showed no signs of meningitis associated disability, when assessed at the age of 5, were half as likely to achieve the national standard as children in the comparison group at the same type of school. All children who have had meningitis in inf...

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