An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool,
kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and
independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family
cohesiveness and educational values.
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Protecting your data in the cloud
October 15, 2010
A perfect example is the "Mugged in London" phishing scam that aims to trick your contacts into wiring money - ostensibly to help you out. If your account is compromised and used to send these messages, your well-meaning friends may find themselves out a
Study Calls Into Question Primary Justification for Vaccines
by Sayer Ji
June 28, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Immunity to a disease is achieved through the presence of antibodies to that disease in a person's system."
This, in fact, is the main justification for using vaccines to "boost" immunity, and a primary focus of vaccine research and development. And yet, newly publish research has revealed that in some cases no antibodies are required for immunity against some viruses. Published in the journal Immunity in March, 2011, and titled, "B cell maintenance of subcapsular sinus macrophages protects against a fatal viral infection independent of adaptive immunity," researchers found that mice infected with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) can suffer fatal invasion of their central nervous system even in the presence of high concentrations of "neutralizing" antibodies against VSV.[
Scientists suspect health threat from GM maize
Guardian Unlimited (UK)
by John Vidal
July 16, 2011
Scientists investigating a spate of illnesses among people living close to GM maize fields in the Philippines believe that the crop may have triggered fevers, respiratory illnesses and skin reactions.
The scientists' findings were immediately challenged by Monsanto, the world's leading GM company, and by the Philippine government.
Hi-tech toys offer no educational gain, say researchers
by Lucy Ward
November 14, 2006
Parents who invest in toy computers and other electronic games marketed as boosting learning for babies and pre-schoolers could save their money and help their children to learn themselves, according to new research.
A government-funded study examining the role of technology in the lives of three- and four-year-old children and their families found that the hi=tech devices - one of the fastest growing sectors of the toy market, aimed at infants as young as nine months - are no more effective than traditional ways of introducing basic literacy and number skills.
Official: babies do best with mother
by Yvonne Roberts
October 2, 2005
One of the most detailed studies of UK childcare has concluded that young children who are looked after by their mothers do significantly better in developmental tests than those cared for in nurseries, by childminders or relatives.
The study on children from birth to three will reignite the controversy over the best way to bring up young children. It found babies and toddlers fared worst when they were given group nursery care. Those cared for by friends or grandparents or other relatives did a little better while those looked after by nannies or childminders were rated second only to those cared for by mothers.
Shampoo 'risk' to unborn babies
by James Meikle
December 6, 2004
Unborn children may be at risk from the shampoos and hand lotions used by their pregnant mothers, it was claimed yesterday.
A chemical commonly used in these toiletries can affect the growth of structures in the immature nerve cells of rats, according to researchers at Pittsburgh University in the United States.
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides information and research results on various child abuse topics.
Flu Vaccines Sold by Marketing Fear, Not Because They Work
by Heidi Stevenson
November 23, 2013
The British Medical Journal (BMJ), one of the world's most highly revered scientific medical publications, has published an article that condemns influenza vaccines and their marketing.
Influenza vaccines are killers, life destroyers, and provide little or no benefit. The evidence is clear. A report published in the BMJ clarifies how these facts are ignored by health agencies. To get around them, they simply push fear of disease well past the point of absurdity. But the CDC and other health agencies have no other way to sell the unsellable. The last sentence reads: "It's no wonder so many people feel that flu shots don't work: for most flus, they can't."
Influenza Vaccine Failure among Highly Vaccinated Military Personal, No protection against Pandemic Strains.
July 1, 2014
Following the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic, both seasonal and pH1N1 viruses circulated in the US during the 2010-2011 influenza season; influenza vaccine effectiveness may vary between live attenuated and trivalent inactivated vaccines as by subtype.
Overall, a low level of protection against clinically-apparent, laboratory-confirmed, influenza was found for the 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccines. TIV immunization was associated with higher protection than LAIV, however, no protection against A/H1 was noted, despite inclusion of a pandemic influenza strain as a vaccine component for two consecutive years. Vaccine virus mismatch or lower immunogenicity may have contributed to these findings and deserve further examination in controlled studies. Continued assessment of VE in military personnel is essential in order to better inform vaccination policy decisions.
Fasting For Two Days Could Regenerate the Immune System, According To Research
June 9, 2014
It's often used as a quick weight loss method - but fasting could also help the body to fight off disease. Refraining from food for as little as two days can regenerate the immune system, helping the body to fight infection, according to a new study.
Scientists at the University of Southern California said the findings could have major implications for the elderly and people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients. Researchers tested the effects of fasting for two to four day periods over the course of six months on both mice and humans. In both cases, long periods of not eating significantly lowered white blood cell counts. And in mice, each cycle of fasting then "flipped a regenerative switch" that triggered stem cell-based regeneration of new white blood cells, thereby renewing the body's defence system.