Multilingual students have improved in academic achievement since 2003

Multilingual students, who speak a language or more than one language other than English at home, have improved in reading and math achievement substantially since 2003, finds a new study published in Educational Researcher by Michael J. Kieffer, associate professor of literacy education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

It's Not in Your Head: Feeling Hangry Is a Very Real Thing

Ever notice how when your tummy is rumbling, you’re more likely to lash out at unsuspecting loved ones or even innocent bystanders? This sudden, irrational rage is often referred to as “hanger” (a combo of hunger and anger) and experts say it is a very real thing. “When we do not eat, blood sugar goes low,” explains Deena Adimoolam, MD, an assistant professor in

Is Oatmeal Healthy Or Have You Been Totally Scammed?

Oatmeal: the most innocent of breakfasts. At least that’s probably what you though until other FKA healthy foods—like granola—started taking a hit. (Dear god, the sugar…) So yeah—is oatmeal good for you? It all depends on how much you’re pimping out that bowl of oats. Oatmeal nutrition 101 Let’s cover the basics first. This is

Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with blood pressure below hypertension threshold: Blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension puts 50-year-olds at increased risk of dementia

New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat the condition, were at increased risk of developing dementia in later life. This increased risk was seen even when

Balanced diet may be key to cancer survival

(HealthDay)—Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient’s risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient’s prognosis “was particularly surprising to us,” said the study’s lead author, Ashish Deshmukh. Total diet, he explained,

Troves from a search for new biomarkers: blood-borne RNA

It’s the critical first step in treating everything from strokes to cancer: a timely and accurate diagnosis. Today, doctors often rely on biomarkers, such as cardiac troponin, the protein that appears in the blood after a heart attack, to help them figure out what’s going on with patients. But the information the biomarkers provide can

Kids and Parents Alike Are Swooning Over Legoland's Apple Fries, and Same, TBH

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12 Foods That Have More Fiber Than A Fiber Bar

Yes, everyone wants to feel full for hours after they eat lunch and never be bloated again. But like, how?!? Well, there’s one solution that’s not exactly sexy (your grandma probably swears by it), but it works: fiber, baby. Okay, yes, so fiber bars can be kind of nasty. But you can (and should) get