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According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, American adults view childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013,...more
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more
According to a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, adopting a a healthy diet from early life is important to prevent childhood obesity and the...more
A University of Eastern Finland study finds that low levels of physical activity and heavy use of electronic media are associated with increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...more
In a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, young girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely to become obese or overweight than their male counterparts in...more
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options.
Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more
According to new findings from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), researchers have found alarming trends regarding the completion rates for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series...more
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
A study recently published in the online edition of the journal Cerebral Cortex documents autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children seem to outgrow a social communication disability that clears up...more
In a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, a stricter and tighter economic regulation is needed to slow and reverse the growing obesity epidemic.
The study was...more