Parenting/KidsTeens, parents may not see a weight problem
Many parents of children classified as overweight or even extremely overweight do not perceive their child as being excessively heavy, with some wrongly believing that their child is about the right weight, new research suggests. In addition, if the...
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Parenting/KidsMany maternal deaths worldwide preventable: study
Infectious diseases kill a surprisingly large number of women during pregnancy, according to a study published on Tuesday that suggests many maternal deaths in the developing world are preventable. The study in the journal PLoS Medicine showed that...
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Parenting/KidsCampbell's lowering sodium in kids soups
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. - The Campbell Soup Co.'s kid-oriented soups, which feature characters such as Dora the Explorer and Batman on the cans, are getting their second sodium reduction in three years, the company announced Monday. This time, the 12 sou...
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Parenting/KidsNew York wants age limit on films with smoking scenes
New York state health authorities launched a campaign Tuesday urging major film studio owners to protect children from seeing movies with smoking scenes. In full page advertisements in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Health Commissioner...
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Parenting/KidsSevere childbirth fear uncommon in first-time moms
Women pregnant with their first child are no more likely to be frightened of giving birth than were first-time moms in years past, despite a growing focus on childbirth fears in the media and in medical research, Danish researchers say. Dr. Maja Lau...
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Parenting/KidsSalty snacks mean more sodas for kids
DALLAS - Kids who load up on salty meals and snacks get thirsty, and too often they turn to calorie-filled sodas. So maybe cutting back on the salt is a good way to cut the calories. That's the idea coming from a British study published Wednesday in...
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Parenting/KidsCutting Back on Salt Cuts Down on Sodas With Kids
Reducing children's salt intake may lower their consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and reduce their risk of obesity, high blood pressure and other health problems later in life, British researchers say. Scientists at St. George's University...
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Parenting/KidsHealth Tip: Getting Enough Sleep During Pregnancy
Many women have difficulty sleeping during pregnancy, when getting enough rest is particularly important. The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for sleeping more comfortably during pregnancy: * Later in the pregnancy, don't sleep on...
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Parenting/KidsEngland's children are getting fatter: health department
Nearly one in four children aged four to five and almost a third of all 10- to 11-year-olds in England are obese or overweight, according to a study by Britain's Department of Health. As the government tries to fight Britain's bulging waistlines, fi...
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Parenting/KidsU.S. flu season worsens as new vaccines ordered
Influenza is widespread in 49 states, and this year's epidemic has killed at least 22 children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. On Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to completely change nex...
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Parenting/KidsMost Internet Sex Offenders Target Teens, Not Kids
The stereotype of the middle-aged male sex offender posing online as a young person to trick adolescents into clandestine meetings where they can be abducted and raped is inaccurate, a new study finds. Instead, Internet-initiated sex crimes most oft...
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Parenting/KidsHumira Approved for Children's Arthritis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Humira (adalimumab) to treat moderate-to-severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in children aged four years and older, maker Abbott Laboratories said Friday. JIA -- often called juvenile rheumat...
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Parenting/KidsDiet change gives hyperactive kids new taste for life in Nor
Tears streak Rita's cheek as she recalls what it was like trying to figure out what was wrong with her son more than a decade ago, but she breaks into a smile when she explains how changing his diet made all the difference. I could tell something wa...
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