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Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...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

Is BMI Sufficient to Evaluate Child Obesity Interventions?
A new study shows that an intervention can have advantageous effects on health outcomes. Typically, a change in BMI (body mass index) is often the measure used to examine whether an intervention...more

Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher...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

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

Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged from Nursing Homes Shortly Return to Emergency Rooms
According to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, beneficiaries of Medicare who are discharged from nursing homes shortly return to...more

Children Learning Second Language Alters Brain Development
A new collaborative study between the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University documents that children learning a new language can have a...more

Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...more






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