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Endometriosis Often Ignored in Teenage Girls

Severe endometriosis is a hormone and immune system disease (in which uterine tissue is found outside the uterus, causing lesions in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, abdominal lining, bowel or bladder) that can cause inflammation and debilitating pain.

According to the Endometriosis Association, a research and advocacy group, it is estimated that 89 million women worldwide, . . . → Read More: Endometriosis Often Ignored in Teenage Girls

See No Junk Food, Buy No Junk Food

“Food deserts” is a new name given to places – from urban ghettos to impoverished suburbs to low income rural areas – where it is hard to find fresh fruits and vegetables and where junk food rules.

Thomas A. Farley and Russel Sykes wrote an editorial in the New York Times . . . → Read More: See No Junk Food, Buy No Junk Food

Learning Through Tinkering

Allison Arieff wrote an editorial in the New York Times about her belief that children learn best when allowed to figure things out for themselves.

She writes:

“My 9-year-old daughter is in the midst of a “pioneer” unit in her third grade class. It’s a great example of a project-based curriculum: The kids are developing . . . → Read More: Learning Through Tinkering

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children’s Brain Development

Researchers from nine American universities conducted a major new study of the effects of family income and parental education on child and adolescent brain development. While it has long been known that children from wealthier families have more economic and academic advantages, it has now been proven that children from higher income families also have . . . → Read More: Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children’s Brain Development