Homework as a Character-Builder

SUNDAY, Oct. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Homework may do more than reinforce lessons that students learn in school each day. New research from Germany suggests it may have a positive effect on children’s character, helping them become more conscientious. “Our results show that homework is not only relevant for school performance but also for…

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Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Halloween’s frights extend beyond goblins and ghouls if you’re a child with food allergies or asthma. “You want Halloween to be scary for the right reasons — ghosts, goblins and witches — not allergies and asthma,” said allergist Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy,…

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Gay Men’s Suicide Risk Rises as Income Falls

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Gay and bisexual men with less education and income face more than five times the risk of attempting suicide than their wealthier and better-educated counterparts, a new Canadian study finds. “Less-educated men might feel a greater sense of hopelessness because they see few options to improve their lot,…

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Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Waiters, contractors and other employees of America’s small businesses are more likely to miss out on cancer screening, mostly because of a lack of insurance, new research shows. “Workers employed at smaller organizations had substantially lower breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates” compared to people working at…

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