Lead Poisoning Plus Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- It's well known that exposure to lead can harm young children's brain development. Now a new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding the detrimental effects of lead on Black children.
The study, of close...
If a Child's Grades Falter, Consider Hearing Loss
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- While some may think of hearing loss as something that happens with age, it can also happen to kids.
Parents and teachers should consider hearing loss if a child's academic performance declines or he or she develops...
Playing Football, Hockey in High School Ups Odds for Stimulant Abuse
MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 -- Taking part in certain sports in high school may lead to misuse of prescription stimulants in the years after graduation, a new study finds.
It reported that high school seniors who play contact sports are 50% more likely...