Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge – The Denver Post

Shannon Dunn has to report to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she will do when her daughter starts kindergarten with online-only instruction. With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Dunn, like many other working parents, is struggling to balance […]

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Schools, parents and grandparents hold key to unlocking China’s obesity problem

Educating parents and grandparents—as well as improving physical activity and the food provided at school—could hold the key to solving China’s obesity pandemic, according to one of the largest trials of childhood obesity prevention in the world. Over 30 million Chinese children, aged between seven and 18, are overweight or obese—placing them at greater risk of an early death and […]

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E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found. The study of a dozen Bay Area high schools uncovered hundreds of waste items littering the parking lots and sidewalks […]

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Most vaping deaths linked to THC devices, but experts still looking for root cause

With seven confirmed deaths among nearly 400 cases of a mysterious lung disease now linked to vaping, rumors are swirling about the dangers of e-cigarettes. In response to the spate of deaths, as well as the surge among high school students smoking e-cigarettes, two states have banned all flavored e-cigarettes other than menthol. While the deaths and rise in youth […]

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Childhood injuries could decrease with balance training in schools

Balance is part of a child’s successful progression in fundamental development. Higher levels of balance can help reduce injuries in children, as well as increase their ability to participate in a variety of sports and activities. Claire Mowling, Ed.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discussed the impact of balance training on development in […]

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Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a […]

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