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EW! Hidden health dangers of beer pong: Balls crawling with salmonella, e. Coli, staph germs

Peer Pong - NY Daily News

The most dangerous part of playing beer pong might not be drinking too much beer. A group of Clemson University students tested pingpong balls being used in beer pong games across campus one weekend last fall and discovered teeming bacteria. More research found that dangerous bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, e. Coli and staph on the balls end up in the beer when players make successful tosses into glasses.


Health roundup: Sexting and sex go together for teens

Teens who send sexually explicit texts or photos are much more likely than those who don't to be sexually active, finds a survey of Los Angeles high school students.


Study: Class size doesn’t matter

Class Size

Two Harvard researchers looked at the factors that actually improve student achievement and those that don’t. In a new paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Will Dobbie and Roland Freyer analyzed 35 charter schools, which generally have greater flexibility in terms of school structure and strategy. They found that traditionally emphasized factors such as class size made little difference, compared with some new criteria...


Well Blog: School Soda Bans Have Limited Impact, Study Says

Well Blog: School Soda Bans Have Limited Impact, Study Says

The study found that removing soda only prompted students to buy sports drinks and other sugar-laden beverages instead.

Senh: I agree with the people behind the study: you can't expect schools to do it all. You need to restrict it at home, and you need to educate kids for about the adverse health effects of drinking too much sugery drinks - oh yeah, and don't forget to exercise.


Night owls' poor sleep habits can hurt grades

Students who are night owls have worse grades in high school and the beginning years of college, research has shown.


Teen Drug Use Up, Alcohol Use Down

Teen Drug Use Up, Alcohol Use Down

America's teens are using more marijuana and less alcohol, according to an annual government study of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders across the country. Some 6.1 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana this year, up from 5.2 percent in 2009, according to the Monitoring the Future survey released by the National Institutes of Health.


Economic Scene: Study Rethinks Importance of Kindergarten Teachers

A new study found students with better teachers learned more in kindergarten — and earned more as young adults.


Free books block 'summer slide' in low-income students

Free books block 'summer slide' in low-income students

Study shows reading scores improve when kids get a stack of 12 books at the end of the school year.


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