Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years

Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers, a new study from Finland shows. However, the researchers, from the University of Jyväskylä, found that increased physical activity did not necessarily result in improved academic performance. Previous cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more […]

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Jessica Alba, Ciara & More Celebs Post Photos of Their Kids Going Back to School

Just like that, summer has come and gone. But while we’re saying goodbye to long days of playing outside, we’re ushering in a different kind of excitement, with new friends and mind-expanding lessons. Still, dropping off the kiddos for their first day of school isn’t always easy. If you’re feeling a bit weepy as your little ones embark on their […]

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Vaccines, routines and screens: Tips for a healthy school year from a physician mom

It’s back-to-school time, the time of year that often has parents rushing to buy school supplies, new clothes and healthy snacks to stock the pantry. It also tends to bring stress around homework, earlier bedtimes and an influx of colds and coughs. Dr. Tina Ardon, a family medicine physician and mom of three, provides some back-to-school tips to keep parents […]

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Kick Off 2019 School Year With Plantable Pencils and More Must-Haves

Hitting the halls in style! There’s no better way to kick off a new school year than with the perfect back-to-school products. Whether the little one in your life is heading into preschool or finishing off junior high, find age-appropriate books, school supplies and more of the best buys on the list below. Bloom Owl, for example, creates the perfect […]

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Measles in Germany: What you need to know currently

This article is continuously updated. Since then, schools and day-care centres in lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and several other German States intensified measles cases have become known, the debate around the issue of compulsory vaccination in Germany, for the umpteenth Time travel. He supported mandatory measles vaccinations in schools and day-care centres, was the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), […]

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Harvard Medical School receives ‘transformational’ gift

Harvard has received a $200 million gift that officials say is the largest in its medical school’s 236-year history. The gift announced Thursday is from Len Blavatnik and the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Officials say the gift will allow the medical school to accelerate research and develop new tools to diagnose, prevent and treat disease. Dean George Daley called it a […]

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