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Morning exercise could benefit kids, according to a recent study.

Finnish researchers have found that significant physical activity can increase boys' academic performance, and a study out of Michigan State University and the University of Vermont concludes that providing aerobic exercise classes in the morning could reduce symptoms of ADHD in school and at home, suggesting that such programs could increase concentration for all children. Working with 186 elementary school children in first through third grades, the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland observed that the boys who were most active during recess were most likely to out-perform their less energetic counterparts in arithmetic.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, ADHD, Health, Michigan State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Blood group 'link to memory loss'

There may be a link between a rare blood type and memory loss in later life, American research suggests. People with AB blood, found in 4% of the population, appear more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those with other blood groups.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting

The Brattleboro Reformer

VCDHH tenants can stay for now

Even though the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be closing down in the coming weeks, the various organizations that rent space on the campus will be allowed to continue working and offering their programs there. Brattleboro Savings & Loan will take over management of the property and bank President and CEO Dan Yates is meeting with the tenants.


Related Topix: Brattleboro, VT

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Study Estimates Number of U.S. Women Potentially Impacted by Breast Density Notification Legislation

Mammographically-dense breasts - those that show more breast and connective tissue versus fat in a mammogram image - are recognized as a risk factor for developing breast cancer and can also hamper an accurate reading of a mammogram. National legislation currently under consideration would require the disclosure of mammographic breast density information to women with dense breasts, as well as encourage the consideration of supplemental screening for those women.


Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, UC San Francisco


Study: VT Temperatures Set to Spike this Century

A new study released by the University of Vermont says climate change is likely to result in more precipitation, and higher temperatures, around the Green Mountain State by century's end. According to researchers, climate change will send average temperatures in Vermont up some 5 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.


Related Topix: Weather


Exercise Before School Could Help Reduce ADHD...

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn't easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD , or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Kinesiology, Education Etc.

Manchester Journal

Margolis: Schools likely to remain small and expensive

Somerset was chartered in 1791. By the middle of the next century, more than 300 people lived in the farming community.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, West Glover, VT

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Chief of staff for almost 30 years to Vermont Republican congressman dies

Neal Houston, who served nearly three decades as chief of staff to Republican Robert Stafford, a Vermont governor, congressman and senator known for his work on education and the environment, died Aug. 16 at a health care center in Bennington, Vermont. He was 87. Houston served as Stafford's chief of staff from 1959 until the senator retired in 1989, making him one of the longest-serving chiefs of staff for a single member of Congress, the New York Times reported at the time.


Related Topix: US News

Wed Sep 10, 2014

For Earth Day Coalition's Scott Sanders, going green not just a fad: Faces of the Suns

If you could harness Scott Sanders' energy and enthusiasm, it would probably power most of Northeast Ohio. And that would be appropriate for the founder and director of the Ohio Earth Day Coalition.


Related Topix: Bay Village, OH, Rocky River, OH, Environment, Science

CBS Local

Could Blood Type Determine Link To Memory Problems?

University of Vermont researchers have found people with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types notes WWJ's Health Reporter Sean Lee. This research was part of a larger study of more than 30,000 people followed for an average of about three and a half years.



Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, individuals with blood type AB were almost twice as likely to show memory problems as those with type O blood, the most common blood group, the study found.


Related Topix: Geriatric Medicine, Hemophilia


$1.8M Awarded to VT-Based National Center for Campus Safety

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy announced that the U.S. Justice Department awards $1.8 million for Vermont-based National Center for Campus Safety. A press release says the grant will help expand services and launch new initiatives related to safety on university and college campuses across the country.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Burlington, VT

Seven Days

Binger, Roots in the Rabbit Hole

Like many a band before them, Burlington's Binger emerged from of the primordial ooze of the college basement scene - in this case the University of Vermont. Given the trio's improvisational groove tendencies, the "self-styled couch-surf prog band" initially comes off like just another jammy, groovy-UV act.


Related Topix: The Roots, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop


Workout Before the Bell May Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Class

A new study suggests offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the classroom and at home. Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers explain that the activity could help to improve inattentiveness, moodiness, and difficulty getting along with others.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Michigan State University, Kinesiology, Education Etc.

The Bennington Banner

Bennington area colleges ranked by U.S. News

Before U.S. News ranks schools, it divides them into four categories based on their missions: National universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities, and regional colleges. Regional universities and colleges are further divided into four regions: North, south, midwest, and west.


Related Topix: Bennington, VT, UC Santa Cruz, Michigan State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Valley Voice

Headed To Atlantic City Meet Miss Vermont Lucy Edwards

Look for Lucy on the Miss America stage as she vies for the title of Miss America. Already selected as a finalist for a 5,000 scholarship for her work with STEM, Lucy and all the contestants have been in Washington D.C. and Atlantic City for the past week! Any Vermonter tuning into the Miss America Scholarship Competition live on television on September 14th needs to be ready for some stereotypes to be ended.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

China's Rise Isn't A Threat To The U.S., Former President Jimmy Carter Says

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Taiwan, University of Wisconsin Madison

North Country Now

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Cardiologist Pierre Znojkiewicz, MD, has joined Canton-Potsdam Hospital's medical staff and is practicing in the Cheel Medical Campus at 49 Lawrence Ave. Znojkiewicz is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology. He diagnoses and treats a wide range of heart diseases and disorders, with a subspecialty in irregular heart rhythms, also known as cardiac arrhythmias.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Burlington, VT

Scientific Blogging

Playing Before School Starts Reduces Hyperactivity In Kids

Reducing hyperactivity in kids may be as simple as getting them out to play. Kids are full of energy so having them trapped in a classroom all day from a young age isn't easy.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, ADHD, Health, Ritalin, Methylphenidate (generic), Michigan State University, Education Etc.

Valley Voice

Educator Comes Home To Vermont To Take Lead Position At Mount Abraham

Principal Gaynell Lyman, Mount Abraham Union High School's new leader always knew she wanted to be a teacher and Vermont schools gave her a passion for learning and teaching. Lyman was born in Bennington, grew up in Newport attending North Country Union High School and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.


Related Topix: Bennington, VT, Newport, VT, Chemistry, Science