Archive: 18/03/2010

Value Of Science Education Examined

The new blueprint for a revamped Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- commonly referred to as the No Child Left Behind Act -- is raising concerns among science and education experts.

dateMar 18, 2010 in Social Sciences
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AP Enterprise: NASA, cruise line got flu shots

(AP) -- Last fall, as swine flu cases mounted and parents desperately sought to protect their kids, the hard-to-get vaccine was handed out in some surprising places: the Royal Caribbean cruise line, the headquarters of drug ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Medications
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Study: Child health may suffer in strong economy

A short-term economic boom is not always a good thing for children in developing nations, according to a new study in the Journal of Political Economy. The study found that when Colombia's coffee trade suddenly booms, illness ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Health
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Palm's phone sales slump and its stock dives

(AP) -- Palm Inc. reported sales figures Thursday that showed it's having a difficult time getting consumers to pay attention to its phones in a market dominated by iPhones and BlackBerrys. The company's shares plunged in ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Business
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Extreme obesity affecting more children at younger ages

Extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of black teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls now classified as extremely obese, according ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Health
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