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Four Discovered Genes Linked With Severe Childhood Obesity
Genome-wide researchers have discovered four genes recently associated with severe childhood obesity. They also stumbled on an amplified burden of atypical structural variations in severely obese...more

Body Weight Affects Mental and Physical Quality of Life
Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM) and Institute of Epidemiology II (EPI II) learned that body weight influences the quality of life, both physically and...more

Scientists, Parent Work Together to Identify New Genetic Disease in Children
Scientists and parents have banded together to identify a new genetic disease that results in neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children. The new disease is called NGLY1 deficiency....more

Children with Autism Benefit from High-Quality Early Intervention
In a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, University of North Carolina's team of researchers discovered that preschoolers with autism who have received quality early...more

New Study Shows Kids with Autism Have Higher Levels of Toxic Metals
The Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report that higher levels of toxic metals are found in children with autism compared with ordinary children. In a published study from the Biological...more

Competitive Graduate Education Funding Can Break Resistance in Physician Workforce
According to an analysis in the November issue of Health Affairs, medical researchers observe that inflexibility or resistance to change is a long-standing problem in Graduate Medical...more

Behavioral Science with Social Media Lead to Improved Health Behaviors Among HIV-Risk Men
In the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, a UCLA study documents an evidence-based approach that behavioral science with social media and online communities can lead to improved...more

Community Wide Intervention Can Reduce Child Obesity
According to new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine, community-based approaches can be effective in addressing...more

A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...more

Women with Childhood Physical Abuse History More Likely to be Obese
In a new study by University of Toronto, women who have a history of childhood physical abuse were more likely to be obese as adults. Findings note that women from physically abusive families...more

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