Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income StudentsCommunities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.
Study: The Family You're Born Into Often Determines Your FateThat’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, AllergiesThe 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.
Data Indicates High School Graduation Rates Are UpHigh 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.
Put Down The Wine: Antioxidant Resveratrol Might Not Be So Beneficial After AllA glass of red wine a day might not actually keep the doctor away.
A Deadly Heart ConditionResearchers say arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy may be a deadly heart condition.
Study: Depression May Be Overdiagnosed And OvertreatedNew research shows that most people diagnosed with depression do not actually meet the criteria for the illness.
Goggles To Diagnose StrokesWe 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.
Testing For Ovarian CancerThere is new information from Johns Hopkins about a test that can detect ovarian cancer with the pap smear.
Brilliance Not Age-Related 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.
Gordon Mack Went From Designing Roller Coasters To The MLB FancaveA Bethlehem man spends his days and nights at the MLB Fan Cave in New York.