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Weight-Challenged Kids Familiar with Fast-Food Logos

June 30th, 2014
Marketing works, and the results can be detrimental to the health of young people. A new study discovers the more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas, and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more likely the child is to ...

Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

June 29th, 2014
Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative effects on behavior, health, employment, and ...

Mother’s Birthplace a Risk Factor for Autism

June 28th, 2014
The place where a woman was born and raised can be a risk factor for autism in her children, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. In the U.S., children of foreign-born women tend to have a higher risk for ...

Heavy Alcohol Use Tied to 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults

June 28th, 2014
Excessive alcohol use is linked to one in 10 deaths among adults ages 20 to 64 years of age in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death ...

Older Moms More Likely to Live Longer

June 26th, 2014
According to a new study, women who had their children at an older age have a better chance to live to an unusually old age. The case-control study has been published online in the journal Menopause. Researchers evaluated data from the Long Life Family ...

Premature Births Linked to Obesity Before Pregnancy

June 26th, 2014
A new Stanford Medical school study finds that women who were obese before they became pregnant have an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby. The study of nearly one million California births provides important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm ...

Growth Hormone May Lead to Depression in Kids

June 24th, 2014
New research discovers that children treated with growth hormone (GH) may become depressed and withdrawn over time. Thus, although hormonal treatments may work to help a child become taller, the unintended consequences of psychosocial issues must be considered. Study results were presented at the ...

Physical Fitness Tied to Kids’ Academic Performance

June 23rd, 2014
A growing body of evidence suggests physical fitness may play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the independent and combined influence of components of physical fitness on academic performance. Cardiorespiratory capacity, ...

Antidepressants While Pregnant Tied to Child’s Obesity, Diabetes

June 22nd, 2014
A new study has found a correlation between the use of a popular antidepressant during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and Type II diabetes in children. "Obesity and Type II diabetes in children is on the rise and there is the ...

Fables With Happy Endings More Likely to Inspire Honesty in Kids

June 21st, 2014
New research has found that a moral story that praises a character’s honesty is more likely to get children to tell the truth than a story like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” While these stories have been around for centuries, told to teach ...

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