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Too Much TV Watching in Childhood Results to Long-Term Antisocial Behavior
According to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, Children and teens who watch a lot of television are prone to demonstrate antisocial and criminal behavior when grown up. The study is...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

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Can Help Children and Families Cope
In an evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), delineates the current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and best practices for pediatricians,...more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

Dieting Before or At Pregnancy Proves Detrimental for Obese Mothers
A new research published in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that dieting before getting pregnant is not sufficient to prevent diabetes risks, but it could also actually pose...more

Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more

Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...more

Community-based Programs to Help Reduce Obesity in Childhood
Obesity is regarded as a social problem and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wind up with a study that reports community-based intervention programs can help prevent...more






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