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New Research Reveals How Motor Activity Can Aid Cognitive Functioning of Children with ADHD

A recent study has challenged the previous understanding and revealed that over-correcting gross motor activity in children with ADHD can actually decline their cognitive functioning and hence, their academic performance (Sarver et al., 2015).  [1] New Findings Contrary to the common notion, researchers concluded that children with ADHD rely heavily on movement and motor activity to perform their executive functions,...[ read more ]

Assisted Suicide Legalized in California with Ensuing Controversy

Any legislation involving the matter of life and death has to be emotionally charged and controversial.  For more than a decade, the subject of euthanasia has sparked much debate among various patient rights advocacy groups and religious leaders in terms of its moral, ethical, and legal grounds and ramifications. The practice of deliberately ending a life in order to relieve...[ read more ]

Pokemon Fever: A New Cultural Phenomenon Consuming Humanity

In this era of mobile technology, video games have never been more popular.  Among them, Pokemon by Nintendo is considered to be one of the most beloved games with the biggest fan base around the globe. Since its creation 17 years ago, Pokemon has dominated the field of mobile games, especially with the latest version of Pokemon Go released early...[ read more ]

Surging Homelessness Calls For A New, Community-Based Approach

Homelessness is a chronic issue plaguing our society at large. Since the 2008 recession, the problem is not getting better but only worse. California is one of the major states continually struggling to deal with a rising homeless population which is now estimated at 27,000 – a number that’s expected to grow even more if left unattended. In response to...[ read more ]

Work Longer to Live Longer: New Research Data About Retirement and Its Impact

In modern living, work fills a big part of life. Work has long been considered to be one of the greatest virtues of mankind as it serves critical functions in human life. For many people, it is customary to spend many hours at work which is increasingly becoming the norm in modern culture. Because more people are spending longer hours...[ read more ]

Suicide Cluster on the Rise among Palo Alto’s Teens : Is it Contagious?

It all began in 2009 -2010 when four students and a recent graduate from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California killed themselves over a seven-month period. In just five years, the tragedy ensued and was followed by another four suicide victims this year. When a recent graduate from Gunn High killed himself on the tracks near East...[ read more ]

A Chain of Love : Changing People’s Lives through Kidney Donation to Strangers

According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that about 12 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant. In 2014 alone, about 4,270 patients died while waiting. The average wait time for a patient to receive a transplant is approximately 3.6 years which may vary depending on a number of variables such as health,compatibility, and availability of organs. These...[ read more ]

Health Care Reform: Congress Passes New Bill for Suicide Prevention in Veterans

On February 15th, 2015, Obama signed a bill to help with Suicide Prevention among Veterans. Suicide is often the result of extreme depression or PTSD. Despite our resilient ability to cope with and recover from it, depression can sometimes result in grave consequences (including suicide) if left untreated. When depression co-occurs with other mental health conditions such as Post-traumatic Stress...[ read more ]

Emergent Data about Football and Brain Injury: Is Football Safe to Play?

Football is America’s Popular Sport. In recent years, however, the safety of the sport is being scrutinized as there’s a growing body of research evidence suggesting a clear link between football and brain injury. Specifically, repeated head concussions endured by many professional football players have been found to cause a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  According to...[ read more ]

Novel Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Unveiled

Children with autism are faced with a myriad of social and emotional challenges including delays in expressive and reciprocal speech development. Based on recent data provided by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2013), it is estimated that more than 500,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Despite the growing rate...[ read more ]



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