Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.
That’s the sobering conclusion of a groundbreaking study out of Johns Hopkins University that followed nearly 800 kids over 25 years.
Put Down The Bleach Wipes! Exposure To Allergens And Bacteria During Infancy Might Prevent Wheezing, Allergies
The presence of mouse and cat dander and (ugh) roach droppings within the first year of the child’s life actually seemed to offer that child protection from allergies.
High school graduation is up. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, we can track transfer students and also break down graduation rates by states and income.
A glass of red wine a day might not actually keep the doctor away.
Researchers say arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy may be a deadly heart condition.
New research shows that most people diagnosed with depression do not actually meet the criteria for the illness.
We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.
There is new information from Johns Hopkins about a test that can detect ovarian cancer with the pap smear.
Jack Andraka, at 14, began looking for a simple way to detect pancreatic cancer, motivated as I was by someone about whom he cared. It’s been successful in experiments but still needs validation.
A Bethlehem man spends his days and nights at the MLB Fan Cave in New York.
A very interesting Johns Hopkins study looked at grandparents watching grandchildren and found it actually reduces the incidence of injury by 50% or more.
The Gregorian calendar has served us well for centuries, but is there a better way to schedule our lives? A couple college professors certainly think so.
There are some great matchups this week for the local Division II and Division III squads, including critical conference games for Widener, Ursinus, and Rowan.
ALS or Lou Gehreig’s Disease has been one of the most frustrating conditions for modern medicine. However, now a team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins believe they have identified a new genetic mutation for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.