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Profiteering Off the Body Insecurity of Teens

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Water and milk may be best, but is there value in trying to change industry from within?

May 09, 2023
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The Viral Illness of 'Gun Violence'

The most virulent feature is polarization

Apr 30, 2023
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ADHD Treatment: Many Kids May Be Falling Through the Cracks

Few children with parent-reported ADHD received mental health care, medication

Apr 28, 2023
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Babies Born Preterm or Large Have an Increased Risk of Afib in Adulthood

Information on adverse birth outcomes may be important in future counseling

Apr 24, 2023
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Childhood Adversity: Another Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes?

Material deprivation and poor family dynamics during childhood played a role

Apr 21, 2023
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The Most Agony-Filled Scream I've Ever Heard Came in the Wake of a Shooting

We cannot stand idly by as the death toll grows

Apr 08, 2023
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Longer Family Meals Are Healthier Meals for Kids

Just 10 minutes made a significant difference in how much fruits, veggies were eaten

Apr 03, 2023
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Four-Year-Old Gets Hospital Bill; Woolly Mammoth Meatball; How AR-15s Damage Humans

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Mar 29, 2023
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Can Mothers Pass Obesity on to Daughters?

Approaches to addressing body weight and composition should start early in life, researcher says

Mar 21, 2023
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Opioids Most Common Substance in Young Children's Fatal Poisonings

Present in nearly one half of all reported cases, study found

Mar 08, 2023
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Violence Between Parents During Childhood Tied to Later Depression

Exposure to mom's depression also linked to depression at age 18

Mar 01, 2023
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Text Message Reminders About Kids' Flu Vaccines Prove Successful

More kids with special-risk conditions were vaccinated after text versus doctor nudge alone

Feb 20, 2023
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Lawmakers Hash Out Ways to Protect Kids From Internet Bullies, Predators

During hearing, witnesses recounted the dangers of social media

Feb 15, 2023
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