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8/19/02

HealthWise at 5 From 8.19

  • School Bullies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers bullying as a serious public health problem in America. The CDC announcement is based on a report from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It found that more than 30% of sixth-through tenth-graders have been bullied by their peers. The report has prompted the CDC to launch the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center. The center will be a source for information on youth violence-related topics. For more information log onto ( click here).

  • Bacteria Fighter for Your Home

Bad news for bacteria, viruses and fungi, Caliwel is here! That's the name of a non-toxic, anti-microbial surface coating just approved by the EPA. Caliwel is shown to be 99.9% effective in killing the microbes that can cause Asthma, Polio, and Hepatitis just to name a few. Caliwel can be applied to walls, windows, cabinets, and even air ducts, and it stays active for up to six years. The technology was originally developed for hospitals, nursing homes, and daycare facilities, but it will soon be made available at drugstores nationwide.

  • What Watching a lot of TV Could Really Mean

Think you need more friends? Just flip on your television. A new study suggests that people who watch a lot of TV think they have more friends than those who are not TV viewers. Experts say women respond more to sitcoms and prime-time dramas, while men react more positively to news programs. Researchers speculate it all stems from the brain's way of recognizing what a friend is. And that the brain apparently counts any face it sees regularly as a friend, whether it's real or a friend on TV.

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