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KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health

KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health

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A cure for Cancer Since I was a child I never really liked hospitals, they always seemed to be blood sucking people for money sort of speak. I just hated getting vaccinations all the time, which I felt wasn't really necessary to get injected into our blood streams year after year. I always felt like something was wrong with certain things in life as a whole when I was young, and especially with the foods my mom use to purchase from the store. After eating I always seemed to get tired, and had less energy after finishing my meals. I grew up watching the nature program, and felt like I should have had high energy like the animals did on TV.

Free Elementary School (K-6) Physical Education Lesson Plans SPARK Elementary Physical Education (PE) The original SPARK Elementary PE study was funded by the National Institutes of Health to create, implement, and evaluate new and innovative approaches to physical education content and instruction, then test them in “real world” settings. SPARK Elementary PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes. Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is the most researched and field-tested Physical Education program in the world – a true solution to our growing problem of overweight and obese children.

ActiveScience - GSK GlaxoSmithKline's Active Science website is no longer available. The majority of the content from this site has been transferred to the ABPI Resources for Schools website. You may access the modules as follows: Age 5-7 Humans and Animals Human and Animal Habitats Bill Nye the Science Guy Hey kids, hey teachers! Here are the Home Demos, the experiments you should try at home sometime. We call them demonstrations (demos for short), because we hope we already know what’s going to happen. But of course, doing it for yourself is equal to being told what should happen about a thousand times. So, try them! Keep clicking around and you’ll find the Episode Guides.

Healthy News and Information by NICK MEYER The immune system is something that is highly misunderstood not just by everyday people but also by the many conventional doctors who we depend on for health advice. Most people resort to things like synthetic vitamins and medicines (ignoring better natural alternatives) to deal with colds and improve immunity, but the cycle of sickness always seems to continue. For people with compromised immune systems, there are many natural options, and now researchers have discovered what could well be one of the best ways to reset and recharge your immune system; one that happens to be free and is believed to work even in the elderly as well. Three Days to a Whole New Immune System

EdTech Center @ World Education The EdTech Center provides professional development through World Education’s E-Learning, webinars and face-to-face workshops. Integrating Technology with Project-Based LearningThis course reviews the concepts of project-based learning (PBL) and guides participants in learning how they can integrate new and emerging technologies into instruction. Introduction to Integrating Technology into the ClassroomThis multimedia self-paced course helps guide teachers who are new to integrating technology into teaching and learning. To view a webinar, click its title and then click the “play” button. Assessing Core Tech Skills For Adult Learners With NorthstarThe Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online.

What damage does alcohol do to our bodies? 2 October 2011Last updated at 00:08 By Philippa Roxby Health reporter, BBC News We know that drinking too much alcohol is bad for us. It gives us hangovers, makes us feel tired and does little for our appearance - and that is just the morning afterwards. Long term, it increases the risk of developing a long list of health conditions including breast cancer, oral cancers, heart disease, strokes and cirrhosis of the liver.

Free Workshops For Teachers Personal Learning Networks: The Future of Learning Presenter: Will Richardson Learning is social, we've all known that. Now, the Internet has made it globally social. Germans Manufacture Artificial Blood Vessels With a 3-D Printer From intestines to tracheas, tissue engineers are building a handful of new body parts — but progress on larger organs has been slow. This is mainly because tissues need nutrients to stay alive, and they need blood vessels to deliver those nutrients. It's difficult to build those vascular networks, but now a team from Germany may have a solution: Print some capillaries with a 3-D printer.

School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. Eyeball squeezing could correct sight - 21 March 2002 A light tap on the side of your head could one day restore your eyesight, believe scientists. The tap would tighten a band of artificial muscle wrapped round your eyeballs, changing their shape and bringing blurry images into focus. While the idea has a high 'yuk' factor, the people behind it are confident it will be a safe and effective way to improve vision. Mohsen Shahinpoor and his team at the University of New Mexico call their artificial muscle a "smart eye band". It will be stitched to the sclera, the tough white outer part of the eyeball, and activated by an electromagnet in a hearing-aid-sized unit fitted behind one ear. Most of the eye's focusing is done by the cornea, the hard transparent surface that covers both the pupil and the iris; the lens is responsible only for fine-tuning.

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone be it a teacher, an administrator,student or even parents. A team of scientists hopes to improve the sight of blind people by implanting proteins from spinach leaves into their eyes. When light falls on the proteins, it creates an electrical voltage, which could stimulate healthy regions of the retina and produce meaningful images, they say. "The idea is to insert these proteins into cells in the retina," says Elias Greenbaum of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, US. "If we can do that, we know light can make them produce voltages high enough to stimulate the optic nerve." Greenbaum, who is working on the project with Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California's Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, says the spinach proteins - known as photo-reaction centres - perform a similar task to photoreceptor cells in the retina.

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