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Does Vaping Help or Harm Tobacco Reduction?

ORI scientist Erika Westling, Ph.D., comments on aggressive marketing of e-cigarettes to youth. "A lot of these kids think that it’s just flavored water, so no big deal.”

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Physical Inactivity, Overweight & Obesity in Childhood

Children's own motor competence and their physical self-concept (aka perceived motor competence) play a major part in increasing the amount of time spent on exercise.

Categories: Research Dissemination

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Successful Weight Management

Regular eating and having no history of dieting were associated with weight maintenance in young women and men.

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Mental health programs in schools -- Growing body of evidence supports effectiveness

School-based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health, according to a research review.

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Bilingual Students in the PreK-2 Classroom

"Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals" by Senior Research Associate Theresa A. Roberts, Ph.D., has recently been published by Teachers College Press.

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Marijuana's Health Effects

The National Academy of Sciences's new book on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids summarizes current scientific evidence & makes recommendations for future research.

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Lasting impact of attention problems in early childhood

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, new Duke study finds.

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FDA Imposes Rules on E-cigarettes

FDA: E-cigarettes need to be regulated and kept out of the hands of children.

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Medicare Supports Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Diabetes

Intensive lifestyle changes focusing on diet, physical activity, & social support have proved successful in preventing Type 2 diabetes. DHHS announced in April that Medicare will now support such

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How To Improve The Time & Attention You Give To Your Children

Children need attention to grow, develop self-esteem and a positive sense of identity, and to flourish and succeed. For children, getting attention is even more important than for adults.

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