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4 Your Health: Good education impacts children living in poverty

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Tucson- Just one year of high quality early education can dramatically benefit low income children.

Researchers followed a group of underprivileged infants and toddlers enrolled in Edu-care, a full-day, year round program, available in 18 U.S. cities.

After one year, they had better language skills, fewer behavior problems and a stronger bond with their parents, than low income children not in the program.

Also, new data shows black and hispanic students who experience discrimination in middle school are more likely to lose trust in their teachers than their white peers.

By seventh grade, this mistrust often led to discipline problems, even if they had never been in trouble before. These students were also less likely to make it to a four year college six years later.

And vaping has become very popular among teenagers, allowing them to inhale flavored liquids without nicotine. But a new study from the University of Michigan found high school seniors who vape are over four times more likely to smoke cigarettes within a year, compared to their peers who did not vape.

Researchers said vaping may make teens feel that smoking is not dangerous and made them more likely to socialize with regular smokers.

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