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Mid-Life Chronic Inflammation tied to Dementia

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that chronic inflammation in middle and late age are linked to visible structural changes in brains of people with poor cognition and dementia.

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Some Calories More Harmful Than Others

ORI senior scientist Eric Stice, Ph.D contributed to a position paper in Obesity Reviews warning that sugar-sweetened beverages clearly increase risk for chronic diseases.

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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.

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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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