Early Intervention Could Improve Education Levels

Posted by Tony Graf On March - 30 - 2015

According to international research led by the University of Adelaide, overall population levels of academic achievement could be increased by taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills by as much as 5 percent, and reduce socioeconomic…

Early Intervention Could Improve Education Levels

Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

Posted by Kelley Halter On November - 7 - 2013

A variety of symptoms that may seem mysterious or vague could signal that a child is being bullied and having trouble coping.
The research found in the review of studies from 15 countries that complaints of headache, backache, abdominal pain,…

Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

Airport Noise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 21 - 2013

A new study has found that the risk of fatal strokes and heart attacks can get increased for those living near an airport due to noise from planes.
The researchers compared data on day and night-time aircraft noise with hospital…

Airport Noise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes

Depressed People Benefit From Exercise

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 20 - 2013

According to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, exercise could be of great help to people suffering from depression. Authors of the review found evidence suggesting that symptoms of depression are reduced by exercises, although they say…

Depressed People Benefit From Exercise

Kids’ Lower Academic Performance Tied With Poor Sleep

Posted by Kelley Halter On August - 29 - 2013

A new study has suggested that children having sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good sleep in night.
Brazilian researchers looked at looked at children age seven to 10 and found that children…

Kids’ Lower Academic Performance Tied With Poor Sleep

Common Medications With Caffeine May Cause Stroke

Posted by Kelley Halter On July - 25 - 2013

According to a new Korean study, taking medications containing caffeine was tied to a doubled or even tripled risk of having a stroke. The findings of this study may seem to contradict recent evidence suggesting coffee and tea exert protective…

Common Medications With Caffeine May Cause Stroke

Role Of Advisory Councils In Youth Development Plan Cited By NYC

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 5 - 2012

An official of the National Youth Commission (NYC) underscored the role of the Regional Youth Advisory Councils in the different regions of the country in the achievement of the goals of the Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) for 2012-2016.

Role Of Advisory Councils In Youth Development Plan Cited By NYC

Benefits Of Psychic Reading

Posted by Kelley Halter On August - 8 - 2012

If you have always believed that destiny is against you or if you want to get a sneak into the future, psychic reading or advice of a psychic expert or psychic reader can help you find the keys to the…

Benefits Of Psychic Reading

Youth learning and development quotations

Posted by Kelley Halter On June - 21 - 2012

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about…

Youth learning and development quotations

Pregnancy Success Rates Boosted By Acupuncture

Posted by Kelley Halter On February - 17 - 2012

Acupuncture, an ancient therapy from China, may help improve fertility in both men and women, according to medical experts.

Pregnancy Success Rates Boosted By Acupuncture

Youth of today is not merely mimicking the alcohol brand choices of adults, which suggests that their drinking preferences may be influenced by other factors. This finding was revealed by a report comparing the alcohol brand preferences of underage drinkers and adults from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Published online by Substance Abuse, the report is the first to compare brand-specific consumption of alcohol between underage youth and adults.

Band-Specific Consumption Of Alcohol Between Underage Youth And Adults Compared

Several brands that appear to be disproportionally consumed by youth were identified by the researchers. The list of brands included Keystone Light beer, Bacardi malt beverages, Malibu rum, Captain Morgan rum, and Smirnoff malt beverages.

“Underage drinkers are not just adopting the brand choices modeled by their parents or other adults,” said lead study author Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. “Other factors are influencing which brands of alcohol young people are consuming.”

The results of this study showed that 15 leading brands among youth had disproportionate underage youth consumption as measured by prevalence, market share, and ratios of prevalence and market share: Smirnoff Malt Beverages, Jack Daniels Whiskeys, Mike’s Malt Beverages, Absolut Vodkas, Heineken, Bacardi Malt Beverages, Grey Goose Vodkas, Malibu Rums, Keystone Light, Patron Tequilas, Corona Extra Light, Jack Daniel’s Cocktails, Burnett’s Vodkas, Bud Ice and Natural Ice beer.

The study revealed that seventeen percent of youth drinkers (ages 13-20) reported drinking Smirnoff Malt Beverages in the past month (the highest of any brand). It was also disclosed that these beverages accounted for close to three (2.9) percent of youth alcohol consumption in the youth survey.

Guam head coach Gary White, who helped Guam to an all-time high of 160 in FIFA’s world rankings last year, has remarked that youth development system is important to achieve results.

Youth Development Is Important, Says Guam Football Head Coach

A day after his 167th-ranked side in FIFA’s world rankings pulled off a surprise 2-2 draw against world No 153 Singapore, White said attention of the public should be on the players instead.

“You got good fields compared to most Asian countries. You have a professional league,” White, 40, said. “So I think instead of focusing on the stadium, the focus should be on the team.”

“My concern (as a coach) would be to find places to train even if it is where we played (Jalan Besar Stadium), which is no different to what we have, and is better than most. “If you go to the Philippines, they are struggling for training centers and would love (to use) that stadium. I don’t know why the focus isn’t on the team.

“I am sure you have enough training fields, (and) the stadium is beautiful. What were you before you had it? (ASEAN Football Federation) Suzuki (Cup) champions before you had the (new National) stadium right? So why is it holding (you) back now?”

The Guam FA has a youth development system in place where children of about 10 to 11 years old are schooled in a specific way of playing football.

“We have a certain way of playing, and our philosophy is instilled in our kids. It’s sort of like our DNA,” said White. “We keep it clear-cut. So when the kids move from project elite (youth development) to the national team, they have an idea of what to do on and off the ball.”

Early Intervention Could Improve Education Levels

Posted by Tony Graf On March - 30 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

According to international research led by the University of Adelaide, overall population levels of academic achievement could be increased by taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills by as much as 5 percent, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15 percent.

Early Intervention Could Improve Education Levels

Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s School of Population Health and colleagues at the University of Bristol in the UK made this finding in the journal Child Development. The researchers modeled the possible outcomes of interventions for improving academic skills in children up to school age.

It was remarked by lead author Dr Catherine Chittleborough from the University of Adelaide that socioeconomic disadvantage is a known risk factor for education and related outcomes.

“Childhood socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with reduced ability to benefit from schooling, poorer educational outcomes, a lower likelihood of continuing to tertiary education, and less job success. A poor education is associated with increased welfare dependence and lower skilled jobs with lower pay, helping to continue the cycle of disadvantage,” Dr Chittleborough says.

“We’ve known for some time that intervening before the age of five can improve skills necessary for educational success, but the effect of these interventions on socioeconomic inequalities has remained unknown,” she says.

“Based on our models, population levels of educational achievement could rise by 5%, and absolute socioeconomic inequality in poor educational achievement could be reduced by 15%,” Dr Chittleborough says.

“That is an important finding, especially when you consider that in 2012 there were more than 620,000 pupils aged 15-16 in secondary education in the UK. A 5% improvement in their educational outcomes means that 13,500 students would be better off. This would then impact on their future employability and their ability to contribute to society economically. I expect we would see similar outcomes on education if we used Australian data.”

Dr Chittleborough says pre-school education is extremely important to set children on the right path. “By providing the appropriate educational support, we could make a difference to a lot of children’s lives,” she says.

Why Children Love The Smurfs-Watch Smurfs Episodes

Posted by Kelley Halter On February - 10 - 2015Comments Off

The tiny blue gnomes named The Smurfs are loved and adored by one and all. Living in mushroom houses, they are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf and speak a dialect that is mostly about the word “Smurf.”


With more than 100 Smurfs inside the Smurf village in the forest, this cartoon series is all about delegation of work to everyone according to needs of the Smurf community and their ability. The best part is that all of them live peacefully and in harmony. Every Smurf member is unique in his or her own ways. Be it the Brainy Smurf or the Lazy Smurf or the Clumsy Smurf or the Reporter Smurf. These all are just some of the reasons why children and even those born around the 1960-1980s love these amazing characters.

It was the Smurfs who brought the Zombie Genre and there has been never a dull moment in the 52 years of Smurfs history.

The virtues of harmonious collaboration, team work, and togetherness surely make the Smurfs a must-watch for kids and people of all ages, especially in today’s intolerant world. The cartoon series surely bring the messages of self-confidence and positive teamwork. The Smurfs are surely loved by all because of their innocence and humor. No one ever gets seriously hurt and the Smurfs seem to be invincible as they always win.

If you want to watch Smurfs episodes, all you need is to visit a website dedicated to high-quality and premium cartoons. You can always be assured to have some great laughable moments when you watch the Smurfs episodes.

Income Inequality Hurts Teen Health

Posted by Tony Graf On February - 9 - 2015Comments Off

A new international study published in The Lancet has revealed that socioeconomic disparities between the richest and the poorest in 34 countries widened over the last decade. It revealed that poor teenagers overall were more likely to be less physically active, have higher body mass indexes (BMI), and report more physical and psychological troubles, such as headaches and “feeling low.”

“A strong international focus on reducing childhood poverty and mortality in children under 5 years has not been matched by a similar response in older age groups, resulting in widening socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health,” said lead author Drank Elgar, a psychiatry professor at McGill University in Canada, in a press release. “If health inequalities are now widening in such abundantly rich countries, particularly during the so-called ‘healthy years’ of adolescence, then these trends are especially alarming for future populations.”

Teen Behaviour

Kids that grow up poor are also more likely to be at risk of smoking, binge drinking, substance abuse, and child abuse, according to the study that highlights on previously-unexplored topic of teen behaviour.

A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in the UK notes: “The most plausible explanation for income inequality’s apparent effect on health and social problems is ‘status anxiety.’ This suggests that income inequality is harmful because it places people in a hierarchy that increases status competition and causes stress, which leads to poor health and other negative outcomes.”

“Investment in youth now could pay huge dividends in health outcomes and reduce health disparities in later years,” researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health wrote in a comment on the study. “A focus should be on social factors that affect the health and wellbeing of young people.”

Risk Of Cognitive Impairment Increased By Childhood Football

Posted by Kelley Halter On February - 2 - 2015Comments Off

A recently-concluded study has disclosed that the risk of memory and thinking problems in adulthood is prominent in former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 years.

risk of cognitive impairment increased by childhood football

The DETECT study involved assessment of 42 former NFL players, with an average age of 52 years, using a battery of neuropsychological tests. All the participants were experiencing memory and thinking problems for at least six months. They were divided into two groups according to whether they had first played tackle football before or after the age of 12 years.

It was found that subjects who were playing football aged <12 years performed significantly worse on all test measures, than those who started football aged ≥12 years.

It was commented by Robert Stern of Boston University School of Medicine that our study suggests that there may be a critical window of brain development during which repeated head impacts can lead to thinking and memory difficulties later in life. It was emphasized by Christopher M. Filley of the University of Colorado School of Medicine that the researchers were “unable to assess the total number of head impacts, so it’s possible that the number of impacts is responsible for the reported results rather than the early age of exposure to football”.

Miranda Kerr Denies Romance Rumors

Posted by Tony Graf On January - 3 - 2015Comments Off

Miranda Kerr Romance

Australian model Miranda May Kerr has revealed that there is no romance brewing in her life as of now. The 31-year-old supermodel said she’s ‘very single,’ though she did admit that ‘I’ll go on an occasional date here and there.’

Miranda Kerr has been linked with the likes of Tom Cruise, Steve Bing, and even Justin Bieber in the past few months.

Last year, her marriage to actor Orlando Bloom, with whom she has three-year-old son Flynn, ended. Miranda recently said she and Orlando have spoken every day since they split and have ‘a very good’ and ‘positive’ platonic relationship. Miranda told Harper’s Bazaar in the June issue: ‘We speak every day. We’re really close, we’re going to be a family forever and we both really do love each other.

Miranda Kerr

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel was recently linked to billionaire James Packer after she was spotted on his yacht. The brunette beauty said, ‘I’m just happy right now to have my focus. I need to spend more time with my friends.’

Miranda Kerr posted a spiritual message on her Kora website on New Year. Miranda said: ‘This time of year is one of my favorites, mostly because it’s the season of goodwill and gratitude.

‘It’s a time to pause and reflect on the year that’s been, celebrate hard work, acknowledge the lessons we’ve learnt, and thank all who’ve guided and supported us along the way.

‘As we head into 2015, I ask that we all continue to consider the impact we have on each other’s lives, and how a simple act of kindness can transform another person’s day.

‘Encourage kindness in all that you do.’

How To Buy Best Handheld Bath Showers?

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 30 - 2014Comments Off

A relaxing and rejuvenating shower after a long tiring day is truly a blessing in the truest sense. However, the key is to select the right shower head. But this is not a difficult task if you buy the best handheld bath shower like the ABS Handheld Bath Shower Head.

how to buy best Handheld Bath Showers

The ABS Handheld Bath Shower Head is an excellent product for anyone who wants a nice shower head for a fancy bathroom. It offers unmatched flexibility so that you can thoroughly enjoy a great shower, each and every time. Great for the young and the old, this shower head can function just like fixed wall mounted shower heads.

Moreover, this handheld bath shower head is ideal for young children as it is easy to get them enjoy a bath with a hand held shower head that moves the head around the child rather than moving the kid around in the shower. It is also an excellent choice for the elderly who face mobility issues. The fact that it is easy-to-use and safe-to-wash makes this handheld shower head ideal for children, the elderly, pregnant women, and almost everyone in your family, including you. If that was not all, the ABS shower head allows you to move less around within the shower that reduces the risk of falling and slipping in the shower.

It is also suggested that you have a close look at some of the best bathroom accessories like the RGB LED Kitchen Faucets.  The best thing is that you can buy these stylish and durable bathroom accessories in a wide range of varieties and finishes like nickel, brass, and chrome. Before you make the purchase decision, it is highly recommended that you check out online reviews, feedback, and testimonials after comparing different handheld shower head sellers. This will not only help you make the best informed decision, but it will also help you save money while buying the best product that offers complete value for money.

Hookah Online Shopping-How To Buy Hookah Sticks

Posted by Tony Graf On December - 16 - 2014Comments Off

If you want to buy hookah sticks or a portable hookah pipe, Hookahtown.com is the best place. This leading hookah supplier sells a wide range of top-quality hookhas.

Hookah Online Shopping-How To Buy Hookah Sticks

You can even buy hookah shisha, hookah sticks, e-cigarettes, hookah accessories, and more from it using safe and secured payment options. Moreover, this online portal prides itself on quality customer service and buyer-friendly policies that make it one of the best online portals to buy portable hookah pipes and hookah sticks.

If that was not all, you can get great discounts with this reliable seller of hookah pipes and antique Hookahs. There is a discount of up to 10 percent on .edu orders and free shipping on all orders above $149. The best part is that all orders are safely and discreetly packed and shipped so that you get the best products in a quick and hassle-free manner. Moreover, all orders that are placed on this website before 1PM EST are shipped the same day. The list of benefits associated with this online portal does not end here. You get 1 reward point for every spent dollar and you can automatically cash these reward points with the next purchase to reduce the order cost.

Redefine Hookah online shopping now by trusting the leading seller of portable hookah pipes and hookah sticks!

80 Million Bacteria Gets Sealed With A Kiss

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 11 - 2014Comments Off

According to research published in the open access journal Microbiome, as many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10-second kiss.

passionate kiss

It was also found by the study that partners who kiss each other at least nine times a day share similar communities of oral bacteria. Researchers from Micropia and TNO in the Netherlands studied 21 couples and asked them to fill out questionnaires on their kissing behavior including their average intimate kiss frequency. The researchers then took swab samples for investigating the composition of their oral microbiota on the tongue and in their saliva.

It was revealed that salivary microbiota become similar when couples intimately kiss at relatively high frequencies. On average, it was found that at least nine intimate kisses per day led to couples having significantly shared salivary microbiota.

80 Million Bacteria Gets Sealed With A Kiss

Lead author Remco Kort, from TNO’s Microbiology and Systems Biology department and adviser to the Micropia museum of microbes, said: “Intimate kissing involving full tongue contact and saliva exchange appears to be a courtship behavior unique to humans and is common in over 90% of known cultures. Interestingly, the current explanations for the function of intimate kissing in humans include an important role for the microbiota present in the oral cavity, although to our knowledge, the exact effects of intimate kissing on the oral microbiota have never been studied. We wanted to find out the extent to which partners share their oral microbiota, and it turns out, the more a couple kiss, the more similar they are.”

The researchers found the quantity of probiotic bacteria in the receiver’s saliva rose threefold after an intimate kiss. It was calculated that in total 80 million bacteria would have been transferred during a 10-second kiss.

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