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Study: SpongeBob Can Cause Learning Problems For 4-Year-Olds

SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

09/12/2011

Boston Public Schools' ban on sugary beverages is paying off, according to a new study. (File Image)

Study: Boston Public Schools’ Sugary Drink Ban Is Working

A new study indicates that the Boston public schools’ ban on sugary drinks has paid off, with high school students drinking less of such beverages overall.

08/09/2011

Study: Grandparents Safer Drivers With Kids Than Parents

Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.

07/18/2011

New Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Curing Parkinson’s Disease: Gene Therapy Shows Promise

An experimental treatment improved symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a mid-stage test, echoing results of an earlier pilot study.

03/17/2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Experts: Friends, Family Spend 17 Billion Hours On Alzheimer’s Care

Far more people than previously believed are providing billions of hours of unpaid care for Alzheimer’s patients, highlighting the growing impact of a graying population.

03/15/2011

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