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2009-01-29 23:01:00

March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting. SAN DIEGO, Jan.

2009-01-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health.

2008-12-11 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Department of Education funded study found that WordWorld, an Emmy(R) winning PBS KIDS series, significantly strengthens early literacy skills in preschoolers, providing the building blocks essential for learning how to read.

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2008-11-14 12:40:00

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies shows that it's possible to teach preschoolers the pre-reading skills they need for later school success, while at the same time fostering the socials skills necessary for making friends and avoiding conflicts with their peers.

2008-10-06 18:00:35

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan ventilating the air had a 72 percent lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome compared to infants who slept in a bedroom without a fan, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

2008-10-06 12:00:42

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From asthma and cancer treatments to vaccines, research in children saves lives and improves their health and well-being.

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2008-10-03 15:30:00

Officials from the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced on Friday that their study to determine the health of 100,000 U.S. children from before birth to age 21 is slated to begin in January 2009.

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Wang, Chuang Algozzine, Bob Abstract. Reading problems are among the most prevalent concerns in schools; poor readers in elementary school who do not receive special assistance are particularly at risk for dismal academic careers.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.