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Health Concerns among Children Vary in Race and Ethnicity
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



5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
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

Nurturing Healthy Diet In Early Life Prevents Childhood Obesity
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

Low Levels of Exercise and Heavy Use of Electronic Media Result to Increased Health Risks Among Children
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

Study Finds Young Girls In Poor Households More Likely To Become Obese In Midlife
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

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
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

HPV Vaccine Completion Rates Alarmingly Low
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

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

Children with Autism Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Ideas and Auditory Signs
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

Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: Stricter Economic Regulation
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






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