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High Cost of Childhood Food Allergies Create Economic Burden on Families and Society
In a recent report published by JAMA Pediatrics supported by Food Allergy Research Education, cost of childhood food allergies was calculated at nearly $25 billion annually. This suggests that...more



NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet and Physical Activity on Childhood Weight
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...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

Obesity Connected with Colorectal Cancer Risks
According to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, body mass index poses higher risk for colorectal cancer. Shuji Ogino, M.D., Ph.D.,...more

People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more

Young Adults Less Likely to be Prescribed Blood Pressure Meds Even with Access to Care
In a study by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the United States led by Heather Johnson, young adults are less likely to be prescribed blood...more

Volunteering Can Reduce Hypertension Risk in Older Adults
According to research published in the Psychology & Aging journal, older adults who spend their time volunteering at least 200 hours in a year are less likely to develop hypertension compared to...more

Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Obesity Risk among Children in Japan
In a study conducted by Michiyo Yamakawa, M.H.Sc., of the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama City, Japan and his fellow researchers,...more

Better Access to Fruits and Veggies Fail to Curb Obesity Problem
In a surprising new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University, US neighborhood grocery store initiative that improves access to healthy foods is...more




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