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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

Cannabis Science

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 22, 2015 -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCQB: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicine and related consulting, is pleased to announce the acceptance of its presentation next month at the 28th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) in Rome, Italy. "We are happy to see this important conference supporting and enabling exposure to the scientific community of the prospective health benefits that cannabinoids have in diseases such as HIV and AIDS," stated Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc., Assistant U.S. Surgeon General (Retired), Special Senior Advisor to Cannabis Science, Inc. "The Company's presentation at ICAR in Rome provides more validation of our scientific approach to cannabinoid-based drug development, particularly in the context of the HIV pandemic, and highlights the acumen of our first class team of experts," said Raymond C. Dabney, Co-Founder, President…

Rise in cost of MS drugs over past two decades

Study shows cost of multiple sclerosis drugs increased five to seven times greater than prescription drug inflation; researchers voice concern about patient access to life-changing treatmentsPORTLAND, Ore., April 24, 2015 / -- A new study shows an "alarming rise" over the last 20 years in the costs of drugs used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis or reduce the frequency of attacks, according to a study led by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Oregon State University (OSU). A substantial increase in the number of MS drugs in the marketplace over the past 20 years, paradoxically, did not lead to lower or stabilized costs for patients who use those drugs. Researchers found the costs of all drugs used to treat MS – including first-generation therapies – skyrocketed. Their work is published online today in the May 26, 2015, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The costs of MS drugs acc…

The Science of Happiness

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by FGuzzardi
If it werepossible to live withoutdreamswe would have avoidedmany problems.
But lifeisa dream, it is not possible to live withoutdreams andI not talkabout thenight dream, butwhat we liveevery day.
Imagine fora moment,atelevision advertising , adeodorant,asimplechemicaldeodorant, anything specialasall deodorants,a normal pricelike all theair fresheners-whyshould we chooseto buy thatdeodorant? If the televisioninform me about there deodorant that is composedof chemical elementslike any otherair fresheners, is not interesting for me, I do not wantthis information,because this does not help meto live, I want's dreams, because the realityissad,thereality isharshand sometimesfrightening.I mean, the realityisdifferent foreach of usbutat the same timeithomogenizedby the stereotypesimposed from thesociety. Thesociety, which becomesa subjectdetachedfrom us,despite beingborneby us. So, what corresponds tothe happiness? What are thereal parameterable to establishtheir value?
Consider…