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Study: Little Evidence That Executive Function Interventions Boost Student Achievement

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Despite growing enthusiasm among educators and scholars about the potential of school-based executive function interventions to significantly increase student achievement, a federally funded meta-analysis of 25 years’ worth of research finds no conclusive evidence that developing students’ executive function skills leads to better academic performance, according to a new study published today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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High School Actor With "Great Guy Hair" Shaves Head to Raise Money for Cancer Research

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Teenager starts fundraising campaign at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey by shaving his head.

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Queen’s University Breakthrough to Take the Pain Out of Catheters

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A new pharmaceutical product that could significantly improve quality of life for catheter users all over the world is to be developed by Queen’s University Belfast after it won a national award.

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Get a Jump on Daylight Saving Time

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It's not too early to begin adjusting to Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. A sleep expert explains why you should begin going to bed earlier in the days leading up to the time change. Also, expose yourself to sunlight in the morning to advance your circadian rhythm.

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Study Shows Longer-Term CMV Treatment Effective for Symptomatic Babies

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Previous research indicated six weeks of treatment improved hearing, but new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal six months is better.

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Novel Approach Helps Prevent Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

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Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Big Box Stores Could Ditch the Grid, Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells Instead

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Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.

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Stigma of Mental Illness in India Linked to Poverty

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The stigma surrounding people with severe mental illness in India leads to increased poverty among them, especially women, according to new research led by Jean-Francois Trani, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.