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Biobatteries catch breath

An air-breathing bio-battery has been constructed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The core element providing the new power source with relatively high voltage ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Other
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Report: Fight fat even in toddlers, preschoolers

(AP) -- A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat - and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Health
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A jog a day keeps osteoporosis away

(PhysOrg.com) -- A short burst of vigorous physical activity like running and jogging is important for building bones in children, whereas more gentle exercise like walking, even for a longer period, has little effect.

dateMar 28, 2011 in Health
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A picture of health in schools

Feeling comfortable and confident in sport, health, or PE can be very difficult for some young people who can be seen as a 'risk' of becoming obese. Young people from ethnic minorities, especially girls, are more likely to ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Today's children do engage in active play

New research suggests that promoting active play in children's leisure time could increase the physical activity of today's children, but that such strategies might need to be tailored according to gender.

dateMar 17, 2011 in Health
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