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Ketamine shown to reduce suicidal thoughts

Ketamine, more than other sedatives, was exceedingly more effective in calming and lessening suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a new study found. The drug’s effects were felt more rapidly, too, just hours after being administered. “There is a critical window in which depressed patients who ...

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Bad behavior in teens linked to air pollution

A lack of clean air through pollution — and the foliage necessary to filter it out — in urban areas has been linked to bad behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which measure 30 times smaller than a strand of hair, ...

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Wine glasses are seven times bigger than they once were

Cersei Lannister must have missed the memo that her wine goblet should’ve been much smaller. Wine glasses have expanded in size nearly seven-fold over the past 300 years, scientists at the University of Cambridge found, with their growth spurt surging most sharply over the last 20 years ...

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School Discipline – Education Week

Report Roundup “The Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Discipline Policy Reform” As more districts work to reduce discipline that takes students out of class, a new case-study report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute suggests how those policies are implemented can make a big difference. The 200,000-student Philadelphia district revised ...

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Tougher Nutrition Rules for Schools Headed Toward Chopping Block

News in Brief The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published revised school meal rules, which will ease heightened nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. Child-nutrition advocates had said the rules were necessary to curb growing rates of childhood obesity. But some, including industry groups representing school nutrition ...

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Most Schools in Puerto Rico Open, Though Student Enrollment Is Down

News in Brief The vast majority of Puerto Rico’s schools have reopened, even though many remain without electricity. As of Dec. 1, 1,075 of nearly 1,200 schools were operating, according to the island’s education secretary, Julia Keleher. Thirty-eight schools have been permanently closed because of structural damage. Even before Hurricane ...

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New York ranks as 10th healthiest state in new report

The United Health Foundation released its annual report of the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the U.S. and New Yorkers aren’t doing half bad! In its 28th year, the 2017 report analyzes the physical, mental and social well-being of the citizens of the nation and each state, as ...

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