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STUDIES LINK AGGRESSION TO VIDEO GAMES
(November 3, 2008) The Washington Post.com reports research conducted by the US, and in collaboration with Japan, showed similar findings from two very different cultures that shows conclusive evidence that playing violent video games has harmful effects on children and adolescents.
THE DISAPPEARING MALE
(November 6, 2008) A Canadian news source, The Windsor Star reports studies by two Windsor researchers, made into a documentary, that studied the phenomenon of the growing gender imbalance in many parts of heavily industrialized nations. Births of baby boys have been declining for many years, suggesting exposure to various chemicals produced by industrial plants may be altering the sex ratio in communities
WELLSPRING HOSTS WEIGHT LOSS WEBINAR DEC. 1
(November 14, 2008) Daily Business News Online reports Wellspring weight loss programs, will be hosting a free Webinar for families struggling with childhood obesity on December 1, 2008.
UK'S GEORGIA LOSES SIX STONE IN WELLSPRING NC
(November 17, 2008) The Sun Online reports a British teenager was the most obese girl ever treated at Wellspring NC, weighing in at 33 stone (1 stone equals 14lbs), yet now after just ten weeks the 15 year old has lost 6 stone.
ANTIPSYCHOTICS FOR CHILDREN CRITICIZED
(November 18, 2008) The New York Times reports a panel of federal drug experts have found that powerful antipsychotic medicines are being prescribed too casually to children and must do more to warn doctors of the substantial risks of these medications.
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