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Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more



People Have Become Healthier, Wish to Live Longer
A new study, based on data gathered between 1991 and 2009 from individuals who participated in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), reveals that life expectancy has furthered for over two...more

Slow Decline of American Obesity Epidemic May be Premature
A new study published by University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor, Ruopeng An, presents the idea that the American obesity epidemic is slowly declining, but not by...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

Moderate Exercise Spurs Healthier Lifestyle
University of Copenhagen researchers are looking into ways on the prevention and treatment of the obesity epidemic. The researchers studied subjects in a test group, finding that those who...more

Research Finds Retail Investment as Gauge for Teen Obesity
According to a new research co-authored by Michael Bader, an assistant professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., communities considering bans on fast food restaurants in...more

Young Autistic Adults Face Difficulty in Transitioning Into Employment
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle more in transitioning into employment...more

New Report Finds Household Income Influences Chronic Disease Control in Kids in Canada
A new report from the researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered that glycated hemoglobin levels of kids with type 1 diabetes is associated with household income. Despite free...more

Kids Whose Parents Use a Personal Health Record More Likely to Attend Well-Child Visits
According to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, kids whose parents used a personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally...more

Olivia Newton-John Commits to Philanthropy
A slew of concerts and appearances have been a part of Olivia Newton-John's life repertoire. She's been touring and performing duets with John Travolta, her co-star in Grease. But, while she...more






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DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America
Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, writes about Dagim, a high school senior recognized as...



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