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Nurturing Healthy Diet In Early Life Prevents Childhood Obesity
According to a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, adopting a a healthy diet from early life is important to prevent childhood obesity and the...more



Homeless Count in Lucas County
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development requires each county to do an annual homeless count in order to determine appropriate funding for local homeless services/ This week,...more

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants to national nonprofit organizations that have rural...more

Children Who Overestimate Their Popularity Less Likely to be Bullies
According to a study about "The Bright Side of Positive Perceptual Bias: Children's Estimations of Network Centrality and Aggression," kids who overestimate their popularity are less likely to be...more

Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more

Oxford and Cambridge Breaks Records, Top Philanthropic Donations
In a study conducted by the National Centre for Social Research, Oxford and Cambridge bagged a hefty percentage of philanthropic donations to British universities. The two world-famous leading...more

Rehabilitation Support for Homeless Women Veterans
The Department of Veteran's Affairs exposes a staggering number of former female soldiers becoming homeless by the day. Most of these female veterans now inhabit friends' houses, cars and...more

Molecular Process Discovery Could Provide Treatment for Cocaine Dependents
Michigan State University (MSU) scientists recently discovered a molecular pathway in the brain prompted by cocaine dependency that could supply a target for treatments to prevent or repeal addiction...more

Concordia Researchers Promote New Tool for Sustainable Construction
Concordia University researchers develop new tool to a more sustainable construction policy in compliance with long-term urban planning objectives in Montreal. Concordia's Department of...more

Family Investigated Over Phones and Faith Charity
The Federal Trade Commission is said to have filed a civil complaint against a family in Montana for allegedly using a maze of companies to tack $70 million onto phone bills across the country and...more




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