Saturday, November 1, 2014

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially For Boys

Posted in Physical Health 10/7/2014

"... Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests. The study authors, from the University of Eastern Finland, report a link between higher levels of physical activity at recess and better reading skills, and a connection between participation in organized sports and higher math test scores. In particular, boys with higher levels of physical activity -- especially walking and bicycling to and from school -- had better reading skills than less active boys, according to the research team. ..."

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Tailored Prostate Cancer Treatment Offers New Hope For Patients

Posted in Prostate Cancer 10/7/2014

"... Combining advances in science, technology and surgical techniques, a more tailored treatment is exactly what doctors can now offer patients. "Taking it to the molecular level or the genomic level, it helps us in understanding which kind of a targeted therapy will work in one patient versus the other patient—who will be a better candidate for radiation. This all can be deciphered based on analysis of DNA," Tewari says. ..."

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

Posted in Weight Loss 10/7/2014

"... Several studies, albeit small ones, show that social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can help bolster weight loss. Researchers in London recently analyzed 12 studies involving nearly 1,900 people in the U.S., Europe, East Asia and Australia. They found those who used social networking sites lost modest but significant amounts of weight. ..."

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Report Outlines 'Must-Have' Sexual Health Services For Men

Posted in Teen Health 10/7/2014

"... Compared with women, American men have worse access to reproductive and sexual health care, research shows, a disparity fueled in part by the lack of standard clinical guidelines on the types and timing of exams, tests and treatments that should be offered to all men of reproductive age. ..."

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Lab-Grown Penises Developed By Scientists And Now 'Ready For Human Tests'

Posted in Sex/Fertility 10/7/2014

"... Scientists have developed lab-grown penises to help men who have congenital abnormalities or suffered a traumatic injuries, the Observer has reported. The engineered penises were developed by researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, USA, and are currently awaiting approval to be tested on humans. ..."

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Parents Until Death—Not Divorce—Do Us Part

Posted in Divorce 10/6/2014

"... “It is time to resolve our ambivalence and contradictory ideas about fathers’ and mothers’ roles in their children’s lives. If we value Dad reading Goodnight Moon to his toddler and soothing his fretful baby at 3 a.m. while the parents are living together, why withdraw our support and deprive the child of these expressions of fatherly love just because the parents no longer live together, or just because the sun has gone down.” ..."

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When Alimony Is Forever

Posted in Alimony 10/6/2014

"... Alimony usually is the last piece of the financial puzzle to be finalized in divorce, following child support and division of assets. Because alimony closely follows the gamesmanship surrounding these other issues, alimony itself — the amount due annually and the length of time it’s paid — is unpredictable. ..."

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13 Reasons To Let Dads Do Things Their Way

Posted in Fatherhood 10/6/2014

"... For moms who constantly nitpick your man for how he raises his kids, I ask you a simple question: Are the kids safe and happy? And if the answer is yes, then it’s time to let him do his daddy thing in his own daddy way. He may not do everything just like you do, but he loves fatherhood and is motivated to be the best man he can be for his children. ..."

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