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links for 2009-10-02

  • The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health study found the least popular children had a nine times higher risk of ischaemic heart disease.

    They were also more at risk of diabetes, drug, alcohol and mental health problems.

    The degree of popularity, power and status enjoyed by each child was assessed when the children reached sixth grade in 1966 by asking them who they most preferred to work with at school.

    (tags: Sweden)
  • School students in Gloucestershire are to see a hard-hitting stage show warning them of the dangers of under-age drinking.

    More than 1,000 pupils are to be reminded that drinking can cause anti-social behaviour, teenage pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.

    (tags: alcohol)
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