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A Step Forward on Child Care

President Obama signed a new law, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, that “makes safety and other improvements to the $5.2 billion child care program, which provides grants to states to help low-income parents who work, or are enrolled in job training or school, obtain child care, mostly through federal vouchers. The new . . . → Read More: A Step Forward on Child Care

Don’t Ask How to Feed the 9 Billion

What is the best and most sustainable way to feed the hungry in the poorest countries of the world? Mark Bittman has a few ideas.

“… poverty and the resulting hunger aren’t matters of bad luck; they are often a result of people buying the property of traditional farmers and displacing . . . → Read More: Don’t Ask How to Feed the 9 Billion

A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which affects 11 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 17, is currently the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America.

But is A.D.H.D. a disease?

“Recent neuroscience research shows that people with A.D.H.D. are actually hard-wired for novelty-seeking — a trait that had, until relatively recently, . . . → Read More: A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.

Obese Children Show Early Signs of Heart Disease

A new study by a German research group found that obese children 8 to 21 years old, when compared with children of normal weight, “had significantly higher triglycerides, higher total cholesterol, lower HDL (“good cholesterol”) and higher LDL (“bad” cholesterol). They also had higher blood pressure, higher fasting glucose and higher fasting insulin readings.” Read . . . → Read More: Obese Children Show Early Signs of Heart Disease