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05/05/2014
One of the most challenging aspects of the integration of technology into the classroom is the conflict with the need to restrict screen time in early education. Early childhood experts and educators agree that too much screen time can actually be harmful for early childhood development,...
04/27/2014
Bacterial infection may cause low back pain 
For millions of people with low back pain, there is often no clear cause. Recently, a study in Denmark, published in European Spine Journal, suggests that a small percentage of such cases may be related to bacterial infections. The study...
04/21/2014
Everyone knows those people. You can't sit at a table with them and chat because, when it is your turn to talk, their head is in their smartphone. 

Distracted interaction of all sorts is insulting, but distracted walking has become downright dangerous. 

People have fallen off piers,...
04/07/2014
 About 20 percent of adults claim to be chronic procrastinators, based on studies at DePaul University in Chicago. 

Some individuals try to avoid anxiety about a task by doing things they think will put them in a better mood, like going to Facebook or taking a nap. But these activities...
03/31/2014
 It could be that singing exercises the lungs, or maybe it's the camaraderie singers have with each other. Whatever the reason, cognitive neuroscientist Julene Johnson, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, has found that singing together promotes healthy...
03/24/2014
 A new study shows that caffeinated drinks can enhance memory. It doesn't matter whether it's from coffee, tea, soda or chocolate, says the lead author Michael Yassa. 

According to USA Today, Yassa and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University recruited young study participants who didn't...
03/10/2014
 During last year's floods in Colorado, emergency officials said they were fed up with people going into risky flood areas to get a new profile picture or to score some retweets. 

If you're thinking about taking a storm photo, remember: better safe than viral. 

That advice applies...
03/03/2014
 Until the mid-1800s, the likelihood of surviving any malady that required surgery was minimal. The surgeon was the local barber or a member of the family. Besides lack of knowledge and sanitation, there was, more importantly to the patient, no effective way to kill pain. Surgery was...
02/24/2014
 The 2013 Baby Center survey of mothers shows that, for boys' names, 69 percent indicated strength; 60 percent indicated kindness; 50 percent of mothers thought the name indicated intelligence; 49 percent were for masculinity; 43 percent wanted individuality; 42 percent thought the name...
02/16/2014
 If mom eats peanuts, baby might not be allergic to them

According to a new study at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, avoiding nuts during pregnancy increases the risk of the baby being allergic to them later on. They say eating nuts before and during pregnancy is...
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