A lack of education could be as deadly as smoking. Here’s why.

Vox – Libby Nelson “Every year, a new paper argues, tens of thousands of Americans die sooner than they should for an entirely preventable reason. It’s not smoking, or not exercising, or eating sugar. It’s dropping out of high school and...

California lags in vaccinating children, CDC says

The Los Angeles Times – Soumya Karlamangla “It began in December at “the happiest place on earth”: a measles outbreak that spread across the West, infecting more than 150 people. The eruption at Disneyland occurred 14 years after health...

Hayfever ‘has negative impact on grades’, research finds

The Telegraph – Javier Espinoza ” Hayfever sufferers who sat GCSEs and A-levels this summer could have dropped a grade due to ‘very high’ pollen count, new research suggests. The study found new evidence that hayfever damages pupils’ education...

Childhood Nutrition: 4 Strategies for Helping Your Kids Eat Better

The Huffington Post – John Berardi, Ph.D. “Want to improve what your children are eating? If the answer is yes, I commend you, because childhood nutrition is extraordinarily important. Right from the start, nutrition shapes brain development, metabolism,...

Study: Kids Aren’t Eating Extra Fruits and Vegetables

Education News – Grace Smith “US lawmakers will be voting in less than a month on whether to reauthorize the program mandating healthier school lunches just as a new study has confirmed what school officials have thought all along – that quite a few...

Study links air pollution to children’s low GPAs

EurekAlert! – Staff Writer “A University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) study on children’s health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower GPAs. UTEP researchers analyzed...