Teens eating better but gaining weight

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2016-03-04 08:15
From 1999 through 2012, teens got heavier. But by downing less sugar and eating more healthy fats, their bodies also showed signs that these teens were somewhat healthier.
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Explainer: What is metabolic syndrome?

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2016-03-04 08:00
A “couch potato” lifestyle of too much sugary, fatty food and too little exercise leads to health problems. This is known as metabolic syndrome.
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When smartphones go to school

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2016-03-03 08:15
Students who use smartphones and other mobile technology in class may well be driven to distraction. And that can hurt grades, studies show.
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Questions for ‘When smartphones go to school’

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2016-03-03 08:00
Questions for ‘When smartphones go to school’
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Neandertal toe contains human DNA

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2016-03-02 08:00
DNA from a 50,000-year-old Neandertal woman’s toe bone shows humans left a mark on the ancient species — and much earlier than scientists had thought.
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U.S. grasp of science is improving — but there’s a catch

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2016-03-01 08:00
Americans’ grasp of science is improving. But a new study shows that adults’ scores can vary depending on how questions are phrased.
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Blood pressure rises as kids become overweight

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2016-02-29 08:00
Researchers find that children and teens who gain too much weight see a near-simultaneous increase in blood pressure.
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Cool Jobs: Careers on ice

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2016-02-26 08:15
From Greenland to Utah to Jupiter, scientists unlock mysteries frozen in ice.
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Questions for ‘Cool Jobs: Careers on ice’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2016-02-26 08:00
Questions for ‘Cool Jobs: Careers on ice’
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Ouchless measles vaccine could save lives

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2016-02-25 08:00
A new ‘ouchless’ vaccine patch that uses dissolving microneedles could make efforts to vaccinate against measles more practical.
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Tiny air pollutants are big, big killers

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2016-02-24 09:18
Air pollution now ranks as the world’s fourth leading cause of death. About 5.5 million deaths in 2013 trace to just one type, called particulates.
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New devices coming to assist the disabled

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2016-02-23 08:00
New technologies, including motorized prosthetics and stair-climbing wheelchairs, could someday help people overcome a range of disabilities.
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New football helmets could limit brain injuries

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2016-02-22 08:00
A new design for football helmets uses three layers to absorb energy from repeated impacts. The result should be fewer athletes with brain injuries.
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Picking a better porch light

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2016-02-19 08:00
Lights can vary in brightness and ‘color’ — even those that are sold as white. A new study tested which lights attracted the most bugs.
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Roadkill : Learning from the dead

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2016-02-18 08:15
Roadkill can be more than a smooshed-up carcass. Scientists study these highway casualties to learn more about wildlife and their environments.
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Questions for ‘Roadkill: Learning from the dead’

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2016-02-18 08:00
Questions for ‘Roadkill: Learning from the dead’
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Early intro to sign language has lasting benefits

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2016-02-17 08:55
Children introduced to sign language as babies performed better on mental-processing tasks at age 12 — and as adults — than did people who learned sign language at age 3.
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Concussed brains need time to heal

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2016-02-16 08:00
Researchers working with mice found that allowing the body to rest after a concussion gave brain cells time to heal and reconnect with each other.
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From lime green … to lime purple?

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2016-02-15 08:00
Citrus with health-boosting purple plant pigments don’t usually grow in warmer climates. Genetic engineering could change that.
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Vaping may threaten brain, immunity and more

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2016-02-14 16:45
New studies of e-cigarette vapor in animals and human cells find new risks to gene activity, behavior and male sperm.
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