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High levels of physical activity linked to better academic performance in boys

High levels of physical activity linked to better academic performance in boys

A recent Finnish study shows that higher levels of physical activity are related to better academic achievement during the first three school years particularly in boys.…


Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied…

Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research to be presented later this…

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