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The Asthma Talk Teens Need Before They Leave for College

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – When teens have asthma, the “sex talk” isn’t the only tough discussion parents should make sure kids get before heading off to college. The teen years are a good time for parents to start encouraging children to talk with doctors about managing their health, particularly as questions arise about how to live with chronic conditions like asthma, Dr. David Stukus and colleagues argue in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “Teenagers are learning about their bodies and health from a variety of sources, and most of them are not the most reliable –…

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Illinois Senate Passes Grant Program for Needy College Students

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By Dave McKinney CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Illinois Senate on Thursday earmarked $227.2 million for low-income college students whose need-based financial aid has been imperiled by the state’s 11-month budget impasse. But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner offered no sign of supporting the measure for Monetary Award Program recipients after members…

Massachusetts Unveils First US College Tuition Rebate Program

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By Marcus E. Howard NEW YORK (Reuters) – Massachusetts on Thursday unveiled what state officials called the first initiative in the country to offer tuition rebates to full-time students who begin their studies at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree at a state university. The program, called the…

College Board Gave SAT Exams That It Knew Had Leaked

Related textbooks are seen as students take part in SAT examinations at Asia-World Expo near Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China October 3, 2015. Picture taken October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

By Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney and Irene Jay Liu (Reuters) – Xingyuan Ding is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of America’s most exclusive public universities. In applying to schools, the 20-year-old from China took the SAT college entrance exam four times. He had…

One Boy, Two Girls Win US Intel Science Talent Search

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three of the United States’ brightest high school scientists, one boy and two girls, emerged as winners on Tuesday in the $1 million Intel Talent Search, among the top U.S. competitions for young innovators. The 40 finalists faced a final competition in Washington before announcement of the…

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