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6 years ago
Several studies during the 2000s showed that the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder grown to 78%. In the report, published several years ago, also found that 1 in 88 children have autism. The amount of children with autism has placed a burden on schools. This situation is made worse by a decrease in federal government spending for schools. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health believe that the rise in autism diagnoses since has come with an expensive cost; a burden shared ...
6 years ago
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that four million American children and adolescents suffer from some form of mental illness. Surprisingly, the study also found that mental illness among this demographic increased by 24 percent between 2007 and 2010. Additionally, nearly 1 in 10 hospitalized children have a mental health diagnosis. The one thing I found most interesting in the study is that mental health hospitalization is so common for children and adolescents. The study showed that depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis are a...
6 years ago
As part of my theme on health and education, I will focus today's post on sickle cell disease. It is an inherited disorder in which the red blood cells are abnormally shaped. Those afflicted with sickle cell can experience a host of issues such as chronic anemia and damaged body organs. Since there are different kinds of sickle cell diseases, the effect it has on individuals varies. Those fortunate can live a very healthy and normal life while others are frequently hospitalized. The kind of sickle cell disea...
6 years ago
There are many studies that argue that a person's socioeconomic status often have an effect on other aspects of their lives such as educational outcomes, and future employment and earnings, among others. A recent study conducted by researchers in Germany, Europe's most populous country and largest economy, found that one's education levels (often a consequence of socioeconomic status) plays in a role in their diet. The researchers studied a representative sample from a large data set of adults that sought to investigat...
6 years ago
Since its inception, e-cigarettes have been hailed as a step in the right direction in the fight to stop smoking. However, a recent study has found that when it comes to middle and high school students, e-cigarettes might actually do more harm that good. The study concluded that youth who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke real cigarettes and less likely to quit than their peers who do not. Some are questioning the findings of the study, ...
6 years ago
According to this article, at one point, Wilfred American Education Corporation operated about 60 cosmetology and business trade schools. It mainly advertised in welfare offices and at bus stops in low-income neighborhoods. One of its former students, Ana Salazar, a retired security guard who lives on government assistance, feels like Wilfred Academy has abused her. The school promised her a career as a beautician but she was unable to complete her trai...
6 years ago
I will be focusing my blog and Vialogues theme on health and education. One of the most serious and deadly habits is smoking. One in five Americans smoke some form of tobacco. Most are trying to stop because of the health risks (e.g. emphysema, lung cancer). Like most things, it is extremely difficult for smokers to completely give up smoking. It takes time and commitment. Though medical experts have traditionally led the way in encouraging smokers to call it quits, a recent research study suggests friends and family members can also play an influential role. The study was conducted by res...