November 2, 2013

English, Math and Science

1 Kids Who Exercise More Get Better Grades

A British study tracking the long-term health status of nearly 5,000 students indicates that regular daily exercise which is moderate to vigorous may improve scholastic performance, and the more intense the exercise, the better the results. The study, which tested the students at age 11, 13, 15 and 16 found consistently superior performance on English, math and science exams among serious exercisers, even when controlling for such elements as birth weight and socioeconomic status, the latter factor being especially significant, since this indicates that the link is not merely due to "high achievers" who are motivated to excel in both academics and recreational activity. Previous studies have found that inactivity in childhood can have a detrimental effect on intellectual skills.

More at Philly.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Outdoor Exercise Improves Mental Health

Tags: Benefits of Exercise, Exercise and Grades, Exercise and Intelligence, Exercise for Children, Exercise Helps Student Performance

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Blame Tourism

2 US Cases of Malaria Reach New High

Cases of malaria among U.S. travelers are at their highest level since 1971. Experts blame the higher numbers on tourists who bring the disease back to the US from other countries, most notably, Africa where malaria is common. Experts say that 60% of U.S. cases were infected in Africa. While it’s not a major problem in the U.S. - there were 1,925 cases of malaria in 2011, up 14% from the year before - it can be fatal. Five deaths were attributed to the disease in 2011. Malaria, which is spread by mosquitos, can be protected against by taking malaria drugs before and during a trip. Experts say that only a fraction of those who contracted the disease in 2011 took the proper drugs. Malaria is treatable when caught early.

More at Www.miamiherald.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Zapping Mosquitos with Lasers to Control Malaria

Tags: Malaria, Tourism and Malaria, Malaria Infections at New Levels

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