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Teenagers Should Seek Daily Exercise And Minimize Computer Time For Optimal Sleep

Daily exercise improves a teenager’s chances of a good night’s sleep, while excess computer time has the opposite effect, according to a national survey reported in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Earlier research has had similar findings, but this is the first large, nationally representative study to connect physical activity, […]

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New, Free Publication In The Clinical Practice Guideline Series Released: ‘Care Of The Patient With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury’

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and Association for Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) are proud to announce the newest addition to the respected AANN Clinical Practice Guideline series: Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The publication was supported by an educational grant from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Check the […]

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Autism Speaks And Flutie Foundation Join HP’s ‘Hacking Autism’ To Develop Touch Applications For Autism

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism have joined HP’s “Hacking Autism” initiative, which seeks new ideas for touch technology applications beneficial to people with autism. “Hacking Autism” will crowd source ideas for applications from all across the autism community, including families and practitioners, […]

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News Source May Steer Perceived Solution To Childhood Obesity

Where you get your news could play a significant role in determining what you perceive as the best strategy for addressing childhood obesity. According to a study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, whether you believe the keys to combating childhood obesity are personal factors, such as individual behavior […]

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Want To Quit Smoking? Study Seeks Adult Smokers Nationwide For Free, Online Smoking-Cessation Study

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that it is relaunching an online study to help people quit smoking. The study, called WebQuit, is enrolling adult smokers nationwide. Participation is free to eligible individuals. The goal of WebQuit, which began a year ago, is to improve the effectiveness of online smoking-cessation programs. Study director Jonathan […]

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New NIH Program Makes It Easier To Talk About Fecal Incontinence

Bowel control problems affect an estimated 18 million U.S. adults — 1 out of 12 people. People with bowel control problems are often reluctant to discuss the condition, even with their doctor. The Bowel Control Awareness Campaign and its Web resources raises awareness of bowel control problems, also known as fecal incontinence. Women and older […]

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Weight Loss In A 3D Virtual World Leads To Greater Gains In Behaviors Toward Healthier And Leaner Lives

Participants in two weight-loss programs — one involving traditional health club sessions and the other delivered online in a 3D virtual world — lost similar amounts of weight and body fat, but the online contingent reported significantly greater gains in behaviors that could help them live healthier and leaner lives. The study “Comparison of a […]

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SAGE Open Launches For Social And Behavioral Scientists

SAGE recently published its first articles in SAGE Open, the only broad-based open access journal featuring content from the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. SAGE Opensupports the growing number of authors who require their articles to be freely available on publication, either because of personal preference or because of university or government mandates.

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