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The biggest winners: Summer campers

A residential summer weight-loss camp markedly improved obese children's health, a study in the April edition of Pediatrics reports. A Saint Louis University physician found the camp improved children's weight, body mass ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Health
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Who's the fittest? You may be surprised

( -- When it comes to making health a priority, Americans are missing the mark. The National Institutes of Health estimate that more than two-thirds of the United States population is overweight or obese, and ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Health
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Four unhealthy behaviors combine to increase death risk

Four unhealthy behaviors -- smoking, lack of physical activity, poor diet and alcohol consumption -- appear to be associated with a substantially increased risk of death when combined, according to a report in the April 26 ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Health
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Child sexual abuse: A risk factor for pregnancy

A new study carried out by Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel and Dr. Tzachi Ben Zion has found that women who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood reported higher levels of depression and symptoms of post-trauma during pregnancy.

dateMar 25, 2010 in Other
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Breaking down barriers to prevent childhood obesity

The US is facing many challenges in controlling the childhood obesity epidemic. Despite recent efforts and some progress, one third of US children are still overweight or obese. Yet research has shown that the road to obesity ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Health
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