first_imgStunting—a condition in which children’s physical growth is lower-than-normal for their age—afflicts approximately 160 million children under age five around the world. It can diminish children’s cognitive development and put them at a higher risk for degenerative diseases. The condition is broadly understood to be a consequence of growing up undernourished and in poverty, but Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers have been working to create a more detailed picture of which children are at greatest risk so that interventions can be better targeted.Their latest findings add surprising new evidence to the link between parental education and stunting. While previous studies have shown that mothers’ education is an important contributing factor, a new study by first author Sebastian Vollmer, adjunct assistant professor of global health, and colleagues at Harvard Chan and the University of Göttingen, in Germany, suggests that fathers’ education is just as important.The study was published August 8, 2016, in the International Journal of Epidemiology.In their analysis of survey data from more than a million children and their parents from 62 low- and middle-income countries, the researchers controlled for household wealth to reduce its potential distorting effect on the results. This caused the greater importance previously seen for mothers’ education to diminish, showing both sexes as equally significant.“Our hope is that our findings will spark a new debate on the way in which both maternal and paternal education can affect children’s nutritional status as well as their health in general,” Vollmer said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_img Elf the Musical View Comments Related Shows Buddy and his friends will be spreading holiday cheer at the Theater at Madison Square Garden this year! Tickets are now on sale for Elf the Musical, starring Eric Petersen as Buddy. Directed by Sam Scalamoni and choreographed by Connor Gallagher, the tuner will play a limited engagement December 9 through December 27.The cast will additionally feature JB Adams as Santa, Jen Bechter as Deb, Joshua Colley as Michael, Tom Galantich as Walter, Veronica Kuehn as Jovie, Christiane Noll as Emily, Danny Rutigliano as Mr. Greenway and Arthur Ross as Store Manager.Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.Based on the beloved 2003 hit film, Elf features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.The cast will also include Tyler Altomari, Darren Biggart, Giovanni Bonaventura, Amanda Braun, Elizabeth Burton, Drew Franklin, Julia Hosack, Paul Ianniello, Chandon Jones, Drew King, Andrew Kreup, Emily Larger, Will Mann, Amy Van Norstrand, Nick Silverio and Dani Spieler.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 29, 2017last_img read more

first_imgAs for Jewel, the Grammy nominee told Us Weekly exclusively that she was having a “hard” time explaining to her son, Kase, why he couldn’t be with his dad, Ty Murray.“It definitely takes a lot of conversations to help him understand,” the Utah native told Us in April. “And then also just to know it’s OK to be sad. It is a sad thing. … He knows that we have to stay in to protect people. He’s also young, [so] I think this is harder.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Making it work amid a pandemic! Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani and more former couples have been coparenting their kids while quarantining amid the coronavirus spread.The Bush frontman admitted in April 2020 that the transition has been “tricky.”- Advertisement – When the mother-son pair aren’t homeschooling, they’re playing in their garage band to pass the time.“We’ve been learning ‘Seven Nation Army’ [by The White Stripes],” Jewel told Us. “He plays drums. He’s a lot better at the drums than I am [with] the electric riff. But we have a little garage full of instruments downstairs and he and I are our own little garage band. It’s so fun.”Keep scrolling to read what more exes have had to say about their quarantine coparenting dynamics, from Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa to Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino. “I did the first two weeks with them, then they went to Oklahoma,” the “Glycerine” singer said of his and Stefani’s three sons, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo during a Sirius XM “Trunk Nation” interview at the time. “I think it’s OK for now, but it’s a real big dilemma for parents and kids with split custody.”Rossdale added, “I miss them, and they should be back. I have them the first week and then I haven’t had them for 10 or 11 days, and that’s a long time. Normally, I have them every five days or something.”While the English star joked that he had previously been “content” with the time off to be “selfish” and “play that guitar,” he now “prefer[s] it when they’re around” and FaceTimes his sons when they’re not.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_imgNewsHub 15 June 2020Family First Comment: “The proposed potency of the drug won’t be enough for those already using it, and gangs will continue to sell to those under 20. “It’d be a disaster for New Zealand if it’s legalised. For a lot of users, 15 percent doesn’t do it to get high, so they’ll be accessing the more potent cannabis from the gangs and [the gangs will] thrive. “I wouldn’t like to see it legalised at all. I had 35 years in the police and I spent a lot of time interviewing offenders that I arrested that had cannabis issues, and a lot of them told me they regretted touching the stuff because it ruined their lives.”” – Dave PizziniA former detective is warning a black market will still exist and gangs will still thrive even if cannabis becomes legal after this year’s election.Dave Pizzini, a member of the ‘Say Nope to Dope’ campaign, believes there will be a surge of negative impacts if cannabis is legalised. Kiwis will get to vote on the issue at September’s general election.Under the proposed legislation, THC – the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis – can be restricted to a maximum of 15 percent by authorities. The legal age for purchasing it will be 20.Advocates hope the Bill will eliminate illegal supply of the drug while raising awareness of the health risks of using it.But Pizzini told The AM Show on Monday the proposed potency of the drug won’t be enough for those already using it, and gangs will continue to sell to those under 20.“It’d be a disaster for New Zealand if it’s legalised. For a lot of users, 15 percent doesn’t do it to get high, so they’ll be accessing the more potent cannabis from the gangs and [the gangs will] thrive.“I wouldn’t like to see it legalised at all. I had 35 years in the police and I spent a lot of time interviewing offenders that I arrested that had cannabis issues, and a lot of them told me they regretted touching the stuff because it ruined their lives.”But Pizzini believes legalisation could put further strain on New Zealand’s health system, while also devastating lower socioeconomic areas.“The cost to our mental health system, which is already overburdened, would be horrendous. It would increase crime because cannabis is a driver of crime.“Our poor neighbourhoods will have a proliferation of pot shops, just like with the liquor shops in the late 1990s,” he told The AM Show, adding he believes legalisation would cause “devastation”.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/06/cannabis-referendum-legalisation-would-be-a-disaster-for-new-zealand-ex-detective.htmllast_img read more

first_img Press Association Beleaguered Newcastle head coach John Carver has told his players to forget about what their relegation rivals are doing as they attempt to drag themselves out of trouble. However, Carver insists he and his players simply have to concentrate on what they can affect. He said: “We’re in a position where we can affect what happens. It’s in our hands. We’re not in the bottom three as it stands and there are three games left. “I can’t afford – and neither can the players – to worry about what everybody else is doing. I didn’t even watch Hull’s game against Arsenal the other night because I can’t affect that. “I’m going to put all my energy and effort into affecting what I can try to affect. That is this football team for the next three weeks. “I’m not bothered about what everybody else does. It’s about what we try to do.” In the circumstances, victory over West Brom – Newcastle last collected three points against Aston Villa on February 28 – would represent a major boost, and Carver is keen not to waste time. He said: “The earlier you get the results, the better.” That, however, may prove far from straightforward with the Baggies having eased to the 40-point mark with last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Indeed, Tony Pulis’ men are unbeaten in three games and have collected seven points along the way and Carver, who will be without suspended duo Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat and the injured Siem de Jong, is under no illusions as he prepares for a potentially season-defining encounter. He said: “It will be a tight game – I don’t think there will be many goals in it, judging our record and theirs. We need to find a way to win the game.” center_img The Magpies will run out against West Brom at St James’ Park on Saturday having gone into the weekend sitting just two points clear of the Barclays Premier League drop zone after a run of eight successive defeats. Their form, coupled with growing tide of pessimism surrounding the club after last weekend’s deeply damaging 3-0 reverse at Leicester, has catapulted them into the thick of a survival scrap as they, derby rivals Sunderland and Hull all battle to keep their heads above water along with bottom two Burnley and QPR. last_img read more

first_imgChristchurch: India skipper Virat Kohli feels young Prithvi Shaw, who didn’t have a great outing in the first Test against New Zealand, is a “very destructive” player and all that he needs to do is have a clear frame of mind to come good.In the Test series opener at the Basin Reserve, Shaw was found wanting against Tim Southee and Trent Boult in both the innings, thus drawing criticism over his technique.“I don’t think at this stage, we need to sit down and discuss what’s going wrong because I don’t see anything wrong. It’s the execution of things which was not there,” Kohli said while talking to reporters on Wednesday.“It is just a matter of understanding the pace of the wicket and conditions as soon as possible. Again, when he (Shaw) is in a clear frame of mind, he is very, very destructive. Once he feels that he can do it, I think it will be a different ball game. The mindset can shift very quickly,” he added.Shaw has only played three matches for India till now in which he has scored 267 runs, including a hundred and a half-century.The Indian skipper further said that Shaw, like every other batsman, wants to perform and for that he needs the confidence of the team as well as time, which the team management is willing to provide. “We need to give him that time to get used to the conditions a little bit and once he starts scoring, he will feel more confident about it,” the captain said.“He (Shaw) will figure out. He will find ways to score runs because he is a natural stroke-player and he scores runs. It is not that he gets small runs (when he gets them). He gets big runs and knows how to get runs. (IANS)Also Read: Virat Kohli a class player, doesn’t have many weaknesses: Tim SoutheeAlso Watch: ATDC Chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah attends BJP’s organizational meeting ahead BTAD electionslast_img read more

first_imgUSAIN Bolt leads Jamaican qualifiers into the 100-metres semi-final at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Bolt, running in Heat 7, found himself mid pack after the first 30 metres of a poor drive phase, and had to work to come through it.Bolt’s 10.07, not more than a quick jog for the world record holder and defending Olympic champion, was the fourth fastest time coming out of the first round, with the United States’ Justin Gatlin (10.01), Côte d’Ivoire’s Ben Youssef Meïté (10.03), and Canada’s Andre De Grasse (10.04), finishing ahead of him.Also through from Jamaica were Yohan Blake, who won his heat in 10.11, and Nickel Ashmeade, who was second in his, clocking 10.13 seconds.There were some stutters for the Caribbean, with Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson, crashing out, along with teammates Rondel Sorrillo and Keston Bledman.Barbados Ramon Gittens also failed to qualify, running 10.25 to crash out, while The Bahamas’ Shavez Hart’s 10.28 was also not good enough.St Kitts and Nevis’ Antoine Adams (10.39), St Lucia’s Jahvid Best (10.39), and The Bahamas’ Jamial Rolle (10.64), will also take no further part in the 100-metre event.For St Kitts, there was some good news, as veteran sprinter Kim Collins, at 40 years old, is through to the semi-finals of the 100 metres, having finished fourth in his heat in 10.18.Antigua and Barbuda have also been given a boost with both Ryan Bailey and Cejhae Green making it to semis.Jamaicans running for other countries have also made their mark, with Andrew Fisher, turning out for Bahrain, qualifying qith 10.12, and his teammate, also from the Caribbean island, Kemarley Brown, qualifying with 10.13.Jak Ali Harvey, who moved from Jamaica to Turkey, is also through with his 10.14 being more than good enough.last_img read more