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Extracurricular sports produce disciplined preteens
July 2nd 2015

ExerciseDaily - Regular, structured extracurricular sports seem to help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom, according to a new study led by Linda Pag...More Details

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Exercising Early in Life Yields Rewards in Adult Years
June 29th 2015

ExerciseDaily - More than one in three adults in the United States is considered to be obese. What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? ...More Details

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Stress in low-income families can affect children's learning
June 22nd 2015

ExerciseDaily - Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research f...More Details

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Laundry Detergent Pods a Serious Poisoning Risk for Children
November 11th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2012, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing mach...More Details

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Fun and games make for better learners
November 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Four minutes of physical activity can improve behaviour in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research by Brendon Gurd. A brief, high-intensity interval exe...More Details

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After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
September 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day ...More Details

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Breast milk: A correlation between dietary fats and academic success:
September 12th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at UCSB and the University of Pittsburgh use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success.. You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now...More Details

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Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist
September 12th 2014

ExerciseDaily - University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Don’t get mad the next time you catch your teenager...More Details

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Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
September 9th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan ...More Details

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WHAT IS KEEPING YOUR KIDS UP AT NIGHT?
September 5th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to school-aged kids. Nearly three out of four children (72%) between the ages of 6 and 17 have at least one e...More Details

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Benefits for Babies Exposed to Two Languages
September 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - A team of investigators and clinician-scientists in Singapore and internationally have found that there are advantages associated with exposure to two languages in infancy. As part of ...More Details

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Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers
August 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. "White...More Details

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More intensive interventions needed to combat severe obesity in teens
August 13th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Nearly 6% of all children and teens in the U.S. are severely obese, and the prevalence of severe obesity is increasing faster than that of moderate obesity or overweight. This is an ala...More Details

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Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress, says CU-Boulder study
August 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily -Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colo...More Details

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Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports
July 28th 2014

ExerciseDaily -If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinan...More Details

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Youth regularly receive pro-marijuana tweets
June 27th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Hundreds of thousands of American youth are following marijuana-related Twitter accounts and getting pro-pot messages several times each day, researchers at Washington University Schoo...More Details

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Menthol cigarettes linked to increased smoking among teens
June 20th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study. The findings from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impa...More Details

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Improving academic performance with physical fitness
June 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key...More Details

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Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
June 19th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO)in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the M...More Details

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Parent and child must get enough sleep to protect against child obesity
June 12th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Is sleep one of your most important family values? A new University of Illinois study suggests that it should be, reporting that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, wh...More Details

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Twelve minutes of exercise improves attention, reading comprehension in low-income adolescents
June 12th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A new Dartmouth study shows 12 minutes of exercise can improve attention and reading comprehension in low-income adolescents, suggesting that schools serving low-income populations sho...More Details

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Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in kids
June 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. These differences correspo...More Details

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'Often and early' gives children a taste for vegetables
June 2nd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds s...More Details

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As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline
June 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - The average U.S. child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake...More Details

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Kids teased in PE class exercise less a year later
March 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A new study found that children who were bullied during P.E. class or other physical activities were less likely to participate in physical activity one year later. Overweight or ob...More Details

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Aerobic fitness boosts learning, memory in 9-10-year-old children
March 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Physical fitness can boost learning and memory in children, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging, according to research published September 11 in the open a...More Details

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When mothers are active so are their children -- but many mothers are not
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests t...More Details

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Children learn aggressive ways of thinking from violent video games
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa St...More Details

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Are You Smarter Than a 5-Year-Old? Preschoolers Can Do Algebra, Psychologists Find
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Millions of high school and college algebra students are united in a shared agony over solving for x and y, and for those to whom the answers don’t come easily, it gets worse: Most pre...More Details

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They're grrrreat! How do brands create loyalty that lasts a lifetime?
March 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily - From a very young age, children are targeted with advertising messages that emphasize fun and happiness, especially for food products and toys. But what happens to these beliefs once t...More Details

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Exercise during pregnancy gives newborn brain development a head start
March 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times per week during pregnancy enhances the newborn child's brain development, according to researchers at the University of Montrea...More Details

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Soft Drink Consumption Linked to Behavioral Problems in Young Children
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Americans buy more soft drinks per capita than people in any other country. These drinks are consumed by individuals of all ages, including very young children. Although soft drink con...More Details

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Will to win forms at four years old
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - New research suggests children don’t understand competitive behaviour until around the age of four. A team of researchers from the University of Warwick and University of Salzburg f...More Details

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Teenage physical fitness reduces the risk of suicidal behavior later in life
August 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. So says a study of over one million Swedish men conducted by resea...More Details

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Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies: A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem
July 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Every parent has a different strategy for trying to get his or her kid to eat more vegetables, from growing vegetables together as a family to banning treats until the dinner plate is ...More Details

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Adolescents' high-fat diet impairs memory and learning
July 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - A high-fat diet in adolescence appears to have long-lasting effects on learning and memory during adulthood, a new study in mice finds. The results were presented Saturday at The Endoc...More Details

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Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits
June 18th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Kids whose moms encourage them to exercise and eat well, and model those healthy behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to researchers at Duke...More Details

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Tobacco laws for youth may reduce adult smoking
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School...More Details

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Laws help limit junk foods in schools
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - District policies and state laws help reduce the availability of sugar- and fat-laden foods and beverages in elementary schools, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatric...More Details

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Hands-free talking and texting are unsafe
June 13th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Using hands-free devices to talk, text or send e-mail while driving is distracting and risky, contrary to what many people believe, says a new University of Utah study issued today by ...More Details

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Obesity can be predicted from infancy, CWRU researchers find
June 11th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Infants as young as two months old already exhibit growth patterns that can predict the child’s weight by age 5, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances P...More Details

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KIDS FLEXING IMAGINATION MUSCLES
June 11th 2013

ExerciseDaily - To paraphrase Mark Twain, accounts of the end of childhood imagination have been greatly exaggerated. As much as media reports raise concerns about the dominance of video games and abu...More Details

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Reduced brain volume in kids with low birth-weight tied to academic struggles
June 10th 2013

ExerciseDaily - An analysis of recent data from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 97 adolescents who were part of study begun with very low birth weight babies born in 1982-1986 in a Cleveland neon...More Details

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Parents with heavy TV viewing more likely to feed children junk food
June 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - If your preschooler thinks a cheeseburger is healthy, you may want to reconsider how you watch TV. A recent study by researchers at the University of Michigan found commercial TV viewi...More Details

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Breastfeeding benefits babies’ brains
June 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A study using brain images from “quiet” MRI machines adds to the growing body of evidence that breastfeeding improves brain development in infants. Breastfeeding alone produced better ...More Details

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High school athletes say concussions won't sideline them
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Many high school football players say it's OK to play with a concussion even though they know they are at risk of serious injury, according to a study to be presented Monday, May 6, at...More Details

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Teen girls who exercise are less likely to be violent
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Regular exercise is touted as an antidote for many ills, including stress, depression and obesity. Physical activity also may help decrease violent behavior among adolescent girls, acc...More Details

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Childhood obesity starts at home
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard. A new study to be presented Saturday, ...More Details

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Dieting youth show greater brain reward activity in response to food
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The story is a familiar one: most people are able to lose weight while dieting but once the diet is over, the weight comes back. Many of us can personally attest that caloric deprivati...More Details

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Should kids sit less or move more? The answer from CHEO Research
April 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have discovered that participation in physical activity of at least moderate intensity is more critical to childhood cardiometabolic health than overall sedentary time. How...More Details

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Physical activity during youth may help reduce fracture risk in old age
April 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Get out there and regularly kick that soccer ball around with your kids, you may be helping them prevent a broken hip when they are older, say researchers presenting their work at the ...More Details

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Is guided self-help effective in treating childhood obesity?
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - It is known that family-based treatment that combines nutrition and exercise education, along with behavior modification, is a good approach to help children lose weight. But clinic-ba...More Details

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study identifies ways children can meet recommended activity goals
March 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of 60 minutes a day. A new st...More Details

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High BMI linked to heart attack, stroke in young women
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research b...More Details

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Exercise shields children from stress
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Exercise may play a key role in helping children cope with stressful situations, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical End...More Details

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A picture of health in schools
February 26th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Feeling comfortable and confident in sport, health, or PE can be very difficult for some young people who can be seen as a 'risk' of becoming obese. Young people from ethnic minorities...More Details

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Baylor University Researchers Study Barriers and Resources to Physical Activity in Texas Border Towns
February 26th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Obesity, diabetes and other ailments plague impoverished communities at higher rates than the general United States population. In rural Texas border towns, or colonias, Mexican-Americ...More Details

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To protect against injuries, young athletes may need to play more just for fun
February 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - One way to avoid injuries in young athletes may be for them to simply spend more time in unorganized free play such as pick-up games, a Loyola University Medical Study has found. In...More Details

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Measuring the exertion of mini-basketball players
February 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The main aim of the thesis produced by Maite Fuentes was to find out what the perception of exertion is of young mini-basketball players, girls and boys, while they are competing. Fuen...More Details

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Outdoor fast food ads could promote obesity, study finds
January 31st 2013

ExerciseDaily - Past studies have suggested a relationship between neighborhood characteristics and obesity, as well as a connection between obesity and advertisements on television and in magazines. ...More Details

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Excessive alcohol use when you're young could have lasting impacts on your brain
January 30th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Excessive alcohol use accounts for 4% of the global burden of disease, and binge drinking particularly is becoming an increasing health issue. A new review article published Cortex hig...More Details

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FIT KIDS FINISH FIRST IN THE CLASSROOM
December 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standar...More Details

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Kids Consume More Soda and Calories When Eating Out
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children and adolescents consume more calories and soda and have poorer nutrient-intake on days they eat at either fast-food or full-service restaurants, as compared to days they eat m...More Details

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TV, devices in kids’ bedrooms linked to poor sleep, obesity
October 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer don’t get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits, new research from the University of Alberta has shown. A pro...More Details

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Greater parental stress linked to children's obesity, fast food use and reduced physical activity
October 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by pediatric researchers. Furthermore, when parents perceive t...More Details

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Obese Teen Boys Have Up to 50 Percent Less Testosterone than Lean Boys, UB Study Finds
October 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, signifi...More Details

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Foot, knee and hip pain a problem in obese children
October 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Pain in the lower extremities - feet, ankles, knees and hips - contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study by D...More Details

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Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD
October 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University resea...More Details

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Every third child incorrectly restrained in cars
October 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Car accidents are the main cause of serious injury and death among children in Norway. A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that 37 per cent of all children ...More Details

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2 out of 3 very obese kids already have heart disease risk factors
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Two out of three severely obese kids already have at least one risk factor for heart disease, suggests research published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The prevalence ...More Details

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Overweight teens get mental health boost from even small amounts of exercise
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an i...More Details

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'A-game' strategies for parents, coaches in youth sports
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Parents typically are the biggest headaches for coaches in youth sports. These well-meaning adults may berate their child's performance, criticize sport-officials' decisions or yell in...More Details

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Researchers identify a Dance Dance Revolution in kids' physical activity
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study published in Pediatrics this morning by researchers at the University of Montreal offers positive news for Wii-loving teenagers and their parents: games such as Wii Sports and ...More Details

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Couch-potato kids are biggest child health problem in the US, adults say
October 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Adults across the U.S. rate not getting enough exercise as the top health concern for children in 2012, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...More Details

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Sports physician advises against recreational trampoline use in new AAP report
September 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Susannah Briskin, MD, a pediatric sports medicine specialist with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, is the co-author of an updated report from the American Aca...More Details

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Providing teens with non-caloric beverages can help them avoid excessive weight gain
September 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that adolescents who eliminated sugar-sweetened beverages for one year gained less weight than those who didn’t...More Details

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Playground peers can predict adult personalities
September 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Even on the playground, our friends know us better than we know ourselves. New research has revealed that your childhood peers from grade school may be able to best predict your succe...More Details

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Longer exercise provides added benefit to children's health
September 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Twenty minutes of daily, vigorous physical activity over just three months can reduce a child's risk of diabetes as well as his total body fat - including dangerous, deep abdominal fat...More Details

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Kids With Food Allergies Can Fall Through the Cracks
September 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - More can be done to properly manage the care of American children with food allergies, especially when it comes to diagnostic testing and recognizing non-visual symptoms of severe alle...More Details

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Age, not underlying diagnosis, key factor in weight gain in children after tonsillectomy
September 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Potentially worrisome weight gains following tonsillectomy occur mostly in children under the age of 6, not in older children, a study by Johns Hopkins experts in otolaryngology- head ...More Details

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Any UK law on cycle helmets should apply only to kids
September 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Any law to make the wearing of cycle helmets mandatory in the UK should apply only to children, because the evidence that cycle helmets significantly protect adults against serious hea...More Details

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TV habits predict kids' waist size and sporting ability
September 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Each hour of TV watched by a two- to four-year- old contributes to his or her waist circumference by the end of grade 4 and his or her ability to perform in sports, according to a worl...More Details

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New studies reveal hidden insights to help inspire vegetable love
September 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Two new studies presented today at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's (SNEB) annual conference may make it easier for moms to get their kids to eat – and enjoy – vegeta...More Details

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Pretend Play May Not Be as Crucial to Child Development as Believed, New Study Shows
August 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Pretend play can be fun for preschool children, but a new University of Virginia study, published in the current online edition of the journal Psychological Bulletin, finds that it is ...More Details

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Can branding improve school lunches?
August 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Do kids always flock to junk food like cookies over fruit like apples? Not if the fruits have stickers of their favorite characters! A recent study by Dr. Brian Wansink, Dr. David R. J...More Details

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Income, ‘screen time’ affect soda, junk food consumption
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Preschoolers from low-income neighbourhoods and kids who spend more than two hours a day in front of a TV or video-game console have at least one thing in common: a thirst for sugary s...More Details

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Thinking about kids? Men need to shed the kilos
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Reproductive experts from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Zoology have discovered that a father’s obesity negatively impacts sperm, resulting in smaller fetuses, poor pregn...More Details

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Children’s body fatness linked to decisions made in the womb
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - New born human infants have the largest brains among primates, but also the highest proportion of body fat. Before birth, if the supply of nutrients from the mother through the placent...More Details

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Doing the math to fight childhood obesity
August 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Dieters often use online calorie calculators to stay true to their weight-loss plan. Translating the concept to the population health arena, researchers at Columbia University's Mailma...More Details

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY MAY AFFECT PUBERTY, CREATE PROBLEMS WITH REPRODUCTION
July 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - A dramatic increase in childhood obesity in recent decades may have impacts that go beyond the usual health concerns – it could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead ...More Details

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What would Batman eat?
July 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Popeye inspired a generation of growing Baby Boomers to eat its spinach. Today, role models such as Batman can prompt children to develop their own healthy eating habits, a recent Corn...More Details

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Fighting obesity with thermal imaging
July 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at The University of Nottingham believe they’ve found a way of fighting obesity — with a pioneering technique which uses thermal imaging. This heat-seeking technology is bei...More Details

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Study suggests new screening method for sudden death in athletes
July 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death. The Cincinnati Ch...More Details

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New Study Finds Increase in Track-Related Injuries Among Youth in the United States
July 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - With the 2012 summer Olympic games about to take place in London, children everywhere are looking forward to watching their sports idols and role models take center stage. While the Ol...More Details

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Rate of Severe Reactions Higher Than Thought in Young Children with Food Allergies
June 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Young children with allergies to milk and egg experience reactions to these and other foods more often than researchers had expected, a study reports. The study also found that severe ...More Details

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Adolescents who have more than 4 meals a day are thinner
June 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study carried out in Spain reveals that certain healthy habits, like eating more than four times a day or not eating too fast, are associated with lower body fat levels independently...More Details

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Presidential candidates should address childhood obesity and bullying, poll says
June 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - During this presidential election season, there will be plenty of debate between the candidates on the issues. But when it comes to childhood health concerns, a new poll shows many adu...More Details

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Study shows no evidence medical marijuana increases teen drug use
June 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalizati...More Details

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Childhood obesity linked to math performance, MU researcher says
June 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Childhood obesity has increased dramatically throughout the past 40 years and has been tied to many health problems. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that children's ...More Details

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Nature or nurture? It may depend on where you live
June 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In a study published today in the journal 'Molecular Psychiatry', researchers from the Twins Early Development Study at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry studied data fro...More Details

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City kids more likely to have food allergies than rural ones
June 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food a...More Details

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Stress may delay brain development in early years
June 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Stress may affect brain development in children — altering growth of a specific piece of the brain and abilities associated with it — according to researchers at the University of Wisc...More Details

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Baby’s genome deciphered prenatally from parents’ lab tests
June 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a baby in the womb without tapping its protective fluid sac. This non-invasive approach to obtaining the fetal genome is reported i...More Details

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Babies to mothers who smoke weigh 200 grams less at birth
June 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily -Smoking during pregnancy has widely documented health repercussions both for mother and baby. A study at the University of Zaragoza on 1216 newly born babies confirms that those born to...More Details

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Low-fiber diet puts adolescents at higher risk of cardiovascular disease
June 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily -Adolescents who don't eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood, both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabe...More Details

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Childhood obesity increases likelihood of a cranial disorder that may cause blindness
May 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Kaiser Permanente Study analyzed electronic health records of 900,000 youth Children who are overweight or obese -- particularly older, non-Hispanic white girls -- are more likely to...More Details

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Children's body fat linked to Vitamin D insufficiency in mother
May 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children are more likely to have more body fat during childhood if their mother has low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy, according to scientists at the Medical Research Council Li...More Details

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Scientists start explaining Fat Bastard's vicious cycle
May 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Fat Bastard's revelation "I eat because I'm depressed and I'm depressed because I eat" in the Austin Powers film series may be explained by sophisticated neuroscience research being un...More Details

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A new method detects traces of veterinary drugs in baby food
May 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - The quantities are very small, but in milk powder and in meat-based baby food, residues of drugs given to livestock were found. Researchers from the University of Almería (Spain) have ...More Details

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Study examines injuries with baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups in the US
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Every 4 hours, a child under 3 years of age is treated in an emergency department for an injury related to these products. A new study by researchers in the Center for Biobehavior...More Details

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Excess weight in pregnant women can have negative implications for offspring
May 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - That overweight during pregnancy can lead to overweight children and adolescents has been known for some time, but new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the US indi...More Details

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Why underweight babies become obese: Study says disrupted hypothalamus is to blame
May 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they're allowed free access ...More Details

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Treating childhood obesity: A family affair
May 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - With nearly one-third of American children being overweight or obese, doctors agree that there is an acute need for more effective treatments. In many weight management programs, the d...More Details

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Huge Study Finds Brain Networks Connected to Teen Drug Abuse
April 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - That teenagers push against boundaries — and sometimes take risks — is as predictable as the sunrise. It happens in all cultures and even across all mammal species: adolescence is a ti...More Details

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About one baby born each hour addicted to opiate drugs in U.S., U-M study shows
April 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - About one baby is born every hour addicted to opiate drugs in the United States, according to new research from University of Michigan physicians. In the research published April 30...More Details

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TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking
April 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, acco...More Details

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Better health in adulthood starts with early prevention in childhood
April 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Preventing chronic diseases and disorders that begin in infancy will improve the health of children and adults, according to research being presented on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 1...More Details

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Fear of not having enough food may lead to obesity
April 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - While eating too much food can cause obesity, the fear of not having enough food may lead to the same result, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric ...More Details

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Big girls don't cry
April 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study to be published in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health looking at the relationships between body satisfaction and healthy psychological functioning in overweigh...More Details

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Slow-Growing Babies More Likely in Normal-Weight Women; Less Common in Obese Pregnancies
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obesity during pregnancy puts women at higher risk of a multitude of challenges. But, according to a new study presented earlier this month at the American Institute of Ultrasound in M...More Details

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Violence Puts Wear and Tear on Kids' DNA
April 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tea...More Details

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Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Childhood Obesity
April 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Overall, 17% of children in the United States are obese, and in inner-city neighborhoods, the prevalence is as high as 25%. While poor diets and physical inactivity are the main culpri...More Details

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Study finds overweight teens want to lose weight, going about it the wrong way
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - About 14 percent of Philadelphia's high school students are considered overweight, and while a myriad of research has been published on what schools, communities and parents can do to ...More Details

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Kids Get More Active When Given More Toy Choices, Studies Show
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University ...More Details

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Baby foods research attracts international attention
April 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Research into essential nutrients in baby foods conducted at the University of Greenwich is attracting national and international media attention. Reports have appeared this week in...More Details

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Lose body weight before gaining baby weight
April 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new University of Illinois study contains a warning for obese women who are planning pregnancies. Even if they eat a healthy diet when they are pregnant, their babies will develop in...More Details

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How many calories does it take to reach childhood obesity prevention goals?
April 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In order for the nation to achieve goals set by the federal government for reducing obesity rates by 2020, children in the United States would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess...More Details

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Overweight Baby Girls at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
March 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Heavier female babies are more likely to develop diabetes and related metabolic risks when they grow up compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study accepted for ...More Details

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Health experts recommend you set your toddlers free
March 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - In response to an urgent call from public health, health care, child care, and fitness practitioners, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), with assistance from multipl...More Details

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Testosterone Low, but Responsive to Competition, in Amazonian Tribe
March 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It's a rough life for the Tsimane, an isolated indigenous group in Bolivia. They make a living by hunting and foraging in forests, fishing in streams and clearing land by hand to grow ...More Details

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Weight loss won't necessarily help teen girls' self-esteem
March 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves, according to a Purdue Univers...More Details

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Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds
March 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - More than 75 percent of fourth-graders in urban and rural settings have measurable levels of a nicotine breakdown product in their saliva that documents their second-hand smoke exposur...More Details

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Middle School Teacher Support Lowers Risk for Early Alcohol Use
March 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Anxiety, depression, stress and social support can predict early alcohol and illicit drug use in youth, according to a study from Carolyn McCarty, PhD, of Seattle Children’s Research I...More Details

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How to best help your child lose weight: Lose weight yourself
March 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and The University of Minnesota indicates that a parent's weight change is a key contributor to the...More Details

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New study compares diets for weight management in obese children
March 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study of three diets with obese children shows that all diets are effective in managing weight but that a reduced glycemic load diet – one that accounts for how many carbs are in...More Details

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Tweens just say 'maybe' to cigarettes and alcohol
March 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to prevention of substance use in our tween population, turning our kids on to thought control may just be the answer to getting them to say no. New research published...More Details

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New Study Examines Stair-Related Injuries Among Children in the United States
March 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 ...More Details

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Maternal obesity may influence brain development of premature infants
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Maternal obesity may contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "Although in th...More Details

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Mom’s Voice May Improve the Health of Premature Babies
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When babies are born prematurely, they are thrust into a hospital environment that while highly successful at saving their lives, is not exactly the same as the mother's womb where ide...More Details

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A study reveals that eating at home prevents childhood obesity
March 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - University of Granada researchers have confirmed that there is a significant direct relationship between the nutritional status of children and the person who prepares their meal. The ...More Details

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Heart Healthy Choices Early On Pay Off Later
March 2nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from young adulthood into your 40s is strongly associated with low cardiovascular disease risk in middle age, according to a new Northwestern Medicine s...More Details

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Teenagers are more vulnerable to sport concussions
February 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Research results published in Brain Injury by Université de Montréal neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg reveal that adolescents are more sensitive to the effects of a sport-related concu...More Details

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Alcohol in movies influences young teens' drinking habits
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Young teens who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking compared to peers who watch relatively few such films, reveals research published in the o...More Details

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1 in 10 children face elevated risk of abuse, future PTSD, due to gender nonconformity
February 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Children in the U.S. whose activity choices, interests, and pretend play before age 11 fall outside those typically expressed by their biological sex face increased risk of being physi...More Details

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Exercise in early 20s may lower risk of osteoporosis
February 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Physical exercise in the early twenties improves bone development and may reduce the risk of fractures later in life, reveals a study of more than 800 Swedish men carried out at the Sa...More Details

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National commitment to recess, healthy food, environment, & research are keys to childhood obesity
February 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Evaluating the Let's Move! Initiative, Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor of Public Health and Jim Finks Chair of Health Promotion at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, calls First La...More Details

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Playing school sports affects youths' smoking
February 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily _ Young people's choices about using drugs and alcohol are influenced by peers—not only close friends, but also sports teammates. A new study of middle schoolers and their social network...More Details

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Weaning on finger foods rather than spoon-fed purees may help children stay slim
February 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled study Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foo...More Details

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Assessing the Value of BMI Screening and Surveillance in Schools
February 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - The value of routine body mass index (BMI) screening in schools has been a topic of ongoing controversy. An expert Roundtable Discussion in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, a pe...More Details

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Impoverished schools, parent education key factors in student weight
February 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists. Poor schools even influence ...More Details

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High fructose consumption by adolescents may put them at cardiovascular risk
January 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat, resea...More Details

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Nurturing mothers rear physically healthier adults
January 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Nurturing mothers have garnered accolades for rescuing skinned knees on the playground and coaxing their children to sleep with lullabies. Now they’re gaining merit for their offspring...More Details

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Many strategies to increase physical activity for kids lack injury prevention measures
January 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents a need for increased injury pre...More Details

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What type of helmet is best for winter play?
January 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - It's not winter in Canada if children don't spend time speeding down the slopes! Canadian tobogganing is a tradition handed down from generation to generation. For a long time, it's be...More Details

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Physical Activity Program Leads to Better Behavior for Children with ADHD
January 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - While children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with hyperactive-impulses and have trouble maintaining attention, a recent study found that a st...More Details

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Diet counts: Iron intake in teen years can impact brain in later life
January 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Iron is a popular topic in health news. Doctors prescribe it for medical reasons, and it's available over the counter as a dietary supplement. And while it's known that too little iron...More Details

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FOCUS ON TESTING HURTS STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH CLASSES
January 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests. Resear...More Details

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Experts urge BMI method for calculating weight in kids with eating disorders
January 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - An exact determination of expected body weight for adolescents based on age, height and gender is critical for diagnosis and management of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and...More Details

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Breastfeeding promotes healthy growth
December 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The PhD project is part of SKOT, a large-scale Danish study of small children, diet and wellbeing, which has followed and examined 330 healthy children at 9, 18 and 36 months. The S...More Details

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Cigarette and alcohol use at historic low among teens
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - But NIDA's 2011 Monitoring the Future Survey also shows continued high levels of abuse of alternate tobacco products, marijuana and prescription drugs Cigarette and alcohol use by e...More Details

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Few allergies in unstressed babies
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Hop...More Details

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Mothers’ Weight Before and During Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Weight
December 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) reveals that both pre-pregnant weight (body mass index, BMI) and weight gain in pregnancy are ...More Details

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Violent video games alter brain function in young men
December 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Sustained changes in the region of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control were found in young adult men after one week of playing violent video games, accor...More Details

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New Global Child Health curriculum announced in Canada
November 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Globalization has led to significant changes in the health care of children worldwide, yet medical education in the developed world has remained domestically focused. Canadian pediatri...More Details

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TV viewing poses greater risk than computer use for cardiovascular disease
November 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Physical activity will definitely lower children's chances of developing cardiovascular disease down the road, but physical inactivity will not necessarily increase it. Findings from a...More Details

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Today's teens will die younger of heart disease
November 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study that takes a complete snapshot of adolescent cardiovascular health in the United States reveals a dismal picture of teens who are likely to die of heart disease at a younge...More Details

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Childhood obesity - what are the health risks?
November 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - It is widely suspected that the current wave of obesity among children will result in greater rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes over the next few decades. But a second syste...More Details

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Stop the clocks, the kids need to play
November 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - "Long, dark nights are with us now that the clocks have gone back, but they may be held at bay in future years after new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicin...More Details

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Cooking in the classroom to fight childhood obesity
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other reports that childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years, we recognize the importance of reaching our children ea...More Details

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Banning sugar-sweetened beverages in schools does not appear to reduce consumption among adolescents
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - State policies banning all sugar-sweetened beverages in schools are associated with reduced in-school access and purchase of these beverages, however these policies are not associated ...More Details

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Sowing the seeds of the obesity epidemic in babyhood
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The growth charts pediatricians use at well-baby visits can predict a baby's risk for obesity later in life, finds a population-based study from Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Med...More Details

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Neuromuscular warm-up associated with reduced lower extremity injuries in adolescent female athletes
November 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Integrating a coach-led neuromuscular warm-up prior to sports practice appeared to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in female high school soccer and basketball athletes, acc...More Details

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Vintage “Leatherhead” Football Helmets Often as Protective as Modern helmets in Common, Game-Like Hits, Cleveland Clinic Researchers Find
November 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Old-fashioned “leatherhead” football helmets from the early 1900s are often as effective as – and sometimes better than – modern football helmets at protecting against injuries during ...More Details

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Body weight, sleep-disordered breathing and cognition linked in children
November 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Chicago have found important new relationships between obesity, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cognitive processing among elementary school child...More Details

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Maternal Separation Stresses the Baby, Research Finds
November 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - A woman goes into labor, and gives birth. The newborn is swaddled and placed to sleep in a nearby bassinet, or taken to the hospital nursery so that the mother can rest. Despite this c...More Details

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Study finds overweight teens want to lose weight, going about it the wrong way
November 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily -About 14 percent of Philadelphia's high school students are considered overweight, and while a myriad of research has been published on what schools, communities and parents can do to h...More Details

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Childhood diet lower in fat and higher in fiber may lower risk for chronic disease in adulthood
October 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A recent study has found that a childhood behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat and increase consumption of foods that are good sources of diet...More Details

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Peer pressure in preschool children
October 25th 2011

Adults and adolescents often adjust their behaviour and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better. Researchers from the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leip...More Details

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Young, apparently healthy -- and at risk of heart disease
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Atherosclerosis – or buildup of fat in the walls of arteries − is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a ne...More Details

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Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children
October 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Young children exposed to a harshly punitive school environment are more inclined to lie to conceal their misbehaviour than are children from non-punitive schools, a study of three- an...More Details

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Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens
October 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The temptation to rely on media screens to entertain babies and toddlers is more appealing than ever, with screens surrounding families at home, in the car, and even at the grocery sto...More Details

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Children prefer cooperation
October 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Recent studies have shown that chimpanzees possess many of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for humanlike collaboration. Cognitive abilities, however, might not be all that differ...More Details

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Profanity in TV and video games linked to teen aggression
October 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - While it's been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that profanity in the media may have a...More Details

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Teachers, children mistake candy for medicine in study
October 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - More than one in four kindergarten children, and one in five teachers, had difficulty distinguishing between medicine and candy in new research conducted by two, now seventh-grade stud...More Details

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Sports-related knee injuries in children have increased dramatically over the past decade
October 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Knee injuries in children with tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus have increased dramatically over the past 12 years, say orthopaedic surgeons from The Children...More Details

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Gender Differences in Blood Pressure Appears As Early As Adolescence, With Girls Faring Worse
October 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The female hormone estrogen is known to offer protection for the heart, but obesity may be taking away that edge in adolescent girls. New research from the University of California at ...More Details

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Moms who eat high-fat diet before, during pregnancy 'program' babies to be fat, at risk
October 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research in mice indicates that babies born to moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy have a higher fat mass and smaller livers than babies whose moms consume low...More Details

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Can peer mentors help teens lose weight? new strategies for combatting teen obesity
October 6th 2011

Exercise Daily - Obesity among adolescents has more than tripled over the past 40 years, and recent estimates find that over 18% of teens in the U.S. are obese. Education and mentoring targeting obesi...More Details

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Mothers are the most responsible in transferring of sexist attitudes
September 30th 2011

Exercise Daily - A study at the University of the Basque Country reveals a link between the sexist attitudes of mothers and that of her sons and daughters. Published this month in the magazine Psicoth...More Details

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Early to bed and early to rise -- study suggests it's keeping kids leaner
September 30th 2011

Exercise Daily - Ben Franklin was right, at least on the healthy part. "Early to bed and early to rise" appears to have helped a cross-section of early-bird Australian youths keep slimmer and more phy...More Details

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Early motor experiences give infants a social jump start
September 9th 2011

Exercise Daily - In a new study published today in the journal Developmental Science (Epub ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Vanderbilt University found that early mo...More Details

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The Nag Factor: How do children convince their parents to buy unhealthy foods?
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Sure they’re fun and kids love them, but could cartoon characters used in marketing contribute to the obesity epidemic as well as create nagging children? Today, some parents find them...More Details

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“Good Fat” Most Prevalent in Thin Children
August 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Children’s Hospital Boston have shown that a type of “good” fat known as brown fat occurs in varying amounts in children – increasing until pu...More Details

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Telephone trumps social media when communicating with teens about research
August 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - If you think teenagers prefer social media over the telephone, you may want to think again, at least when it comes to teens involved in research studies. When 188 ninth-11th graders...More Details

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A true challenge for any superhero: Can comic books combat childhood obesity?
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - The newest superhero nemesis isn’t the Joker or Kryptonite or the Red Skull. With a little knowledge, the latest superhero weapons can be much easier to develop than X-ray vision or fl...More Details

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Study explains why muscles weaken with age and points to possible therapy
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered the biological mechanism behind age-related loss of muscle strength and identified a drug that may help reverse this p...More Details

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Seventy per cent of eight-month-olds consume too much salt
August 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extr...More Details

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Children eating more, and more frequently outside the home
July 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - As childhood obesity rises and the American diet shifts towards increasing consumption of foods eaten or prepared outside of the home, concerns about the nutritional quality and the to...More Details

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Hiding vegetables in kids' foods can increase vegetable intake
July 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and 11 percent fewer calories over the course of a day when researchers Penn State added pureed vegetables to the children's...More Details

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Stronger social safety net leads to decrease in stress, childhood obesity
July 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Social safety net programs that reduce psychosocial stressors for low-income families also ultimately lead to a reduction in childhood obesity, according to research by a University of...More Details

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Working mothers and the effects on children
July 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on m...More Details

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Fathers find financial crisis hits family life
July 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Much coverage of the economic downturn has focussed on its immediate impact, yet it is likely to hold long-term implications for family life. A research study 'Changing Lives and Times...More Details

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Positive sporting experiences key for children's development
July 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A cohesive team environment, assessing one’s own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for ch...More Details

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Painful legacy of teen sports
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New study links high rates of osteoarthritis in athletes to femur damage during adolescence, as a result of participation in high-intensity sports Vigorous sports activities, like b...More Details

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Positive teens become healthier adults
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Teenagers are known for their angst-ridden ways, but those who remain happy and positive during the tumultuous teenage years report better general health when they are adults, accordin...More Details

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PRESCHOOL-AGE KIDS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IMPROVE ACADEMICALLY USING SELF-REGULATION GAME
July 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Children who regularly participated in a Simon Says-type game designed to improve self-regulation – called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task – may have better math and early literacy ...More Details

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Environmental factors predict underserved children's physical activity, Wayne State research finds
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In 2005, Jeffrey Martin, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies in Wayne State University's College of Education, found that children living in underserved communiti...More Details

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Drinking Until You Forget Leads to Injuries for College Kids
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - “I don’t remember how I got home from the party.” This could be a text from last night to one hard-partying college student from another. New research from Northwestern Medicine s...More Details

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Concussion Baseline Important for Accurate Future Assessment in At-Risk Youth Athletes, Study Sugges
July 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Creating a baseline for each youth athlete is a critical part of accurate future concussion assessment, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Soci...More Details

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MU Study Identifies Protective Factors that Help Women Recover from Childhood Violence
July 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be in abusive intimate relationships and experience psychological problems such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adu...More Details

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Giving up smoking averts the adverse birth outcomes associated with tobacco
July 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Results from a study of over 50 000 pregnancies revealed that women who gave up smoking when their pregnancy was confirmed gave birth to babies with a similar birthweight to those born...More Details

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Infants learn to transfer knowledge by 16 months, study finds
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers have identified when an important milestone in infants' development occurs: the ability to transfer knowledge to new situations. In a series of studies, the researchers ...More Details

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Cutting through the confusion about sunscreen
July 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Summer is a time for barbequing, lounging poolside or just goofing off in the backyard. But it’s important to practice good sun safety, stress dermatologists at the University of Michi...More Details

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TV food advertising increases children’s preference for unhealthy foods
June 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that children who watch adverts for unhealthy food on television are more likely to want to eat high-fat and high-sugar foods. ...More Details

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Research Shows 16-month-olds Infer Causes of Failed Actions
June 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Using a very small amount of statistical information, 16-month-old infants can distinguish between the influence of their own actions and the impact of the outside world, new research ...More Details

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What’s The Psychological Effect of Violent Video Games on Children?
June 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - This week, the United States Supreme Court overturned a California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. But can a child’s behavior be directly influenced by...More Details

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Helping preterm babies get the best start
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney developm...More Details

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2 talks with teens leads to less marijuana use for at least a year
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Marijuana is the most prevalent illicit drug used by teenagers and adults around the world. Nearly a third of high school students in the United States report smoking it, and most high...More Details

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Possible Brain Damage in Young Adult Binge-Drinkers
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - It’s considered a rite of passage among young people – acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind ...More Details

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Menthol cigarettes marketed in 'predatory' pattern, Stanford study shows
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students...More Details

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Adolescents' dieting and disordered eating behaviors continue into young adulthood
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Adolescents who diet and develop disordered eating behaviors (unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating) carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and ...More Details

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Fighting childhood obesity in the great outdoors
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - What can be better than enjoying the beautiful landscaping that Georgia has to offer while doing something good for your children? Kids Under Construction, a local adolescent fitness ...More Details

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Youth cybercrime linked to friends’ influence
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Peer influence and low self-control appear to be the major factors fueling juvenile cybercrime such as computer hacking and online bullying, according to a new study led by a Michigan ...More Details

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Ghrelin likely involved in why we choose 'comfort foods' when stressed
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - We are one step closer to deciphering why some stressed people indulge in chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie, high-fat comfort foods. UT Southwestern Medic...More Details

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Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Limiting television and other media use, encouraging infants and young children in preschool and child care to spend more time in physically active play, and requiring child care provi...More Details

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Mothers' self-recorded audio gives unique real-time view of spanking
June 22nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - In one recording, a mom spanks her 3-year-old 11 times for fighting with his sister. In another, a mom slaps her son for turning the page of a book while she reads to him. In still ano...More Details

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Do kids prefer playmates of same ethnicity?
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Multicultural daycares don't necessarily foster a desire for kids of visibly different ethnicities to play together. A study on Asian-Canadian and French-Canadian preschoolers has foun...More Details

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A-B-C Read: Reading Recovery program, a safe shore for first-graders
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - If you’ve been around a South Carolina elementary school in the past 20 years, you’ve probably heard of the two R’s that are sacred to all first-grade teachers — Reading Recovery. Read...More Details

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Children of divorce fall behind peers in math, social skills
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Divorce is a drag on the academic and emotional development of young children, but only once the breakup is under way, according to a study of elementary school students and their fami...More Details

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Heightened immunity to colds makes asthma flare-ups worse, U-M research shows
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - People often talk about “boosting” their immunity to prevent and fight colds. Nutritional supplements, cold remedies and fortified foods claim to ward off colds by augmenting the immun...More Details

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Brain training can boost kids' intelligence
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Children who "train" their brain to increase memory can also boost their abilities to solve problems and reason, a new University of Michigan study indicated. Those abilities, which...More Details

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News source may steer perceived solution to childhood obesity
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Where you get your news could play a significant role in determining what you perceive as the best strategy for addressing childhood obesity. According to a study led by researchers fr...More Details

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Informal daycare may harm kids' cognitive development, study finds
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Formal daycare is better for a child's cognitive development than informal care by a grandparent, sibling, or family friend, according to a study of single mothers and their childcare ...More Details

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New Study Uncovers the Dangers of Portable Pools
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Every five days a child drowns in a portable pool during the summer in the U.S. As the weather gets warmer, many parents will turn to pools to keep their family cool. Due to their l...More Details

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Reducing lifelong disability from sports injuries in children
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - To protect children from lifelong injuries in sports, we need a public health approach similar to that mounted against smoking and drunk driving, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian ...More Details

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Study shows high prevalence and severity of childhood food allergy in the US
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A national study of food allergies in the US, the largest of its kind, finds that more children have food allergies than previously reported. The study, published in the July issue ...More Details

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Children as young as 10 vomit to lose weight, with highest rates in boys
June 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Study of nearly 16,000 schoolchildren showed that 10 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys made themselves vomit Children as young as ten are making themselves vomit in order to l...More Details

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Link between teen sex and divorce rate
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A University of Iowa study found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if "the first time" was unwanted, or if she had mixed feel...More Details

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Learning to count not as easy as 1, 2, 3
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Preschool children seem to grasp the true concept of counting only if they are taught to understand the number value of groups of objects greater than three, research at the University...More Details

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Note to dads: Good parenting makes a difference
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily- A new study by Norton School researchers show that quality parenting skills by dads reduces the incidence of risky sexual behavior by their daughters Father's Day this Sunday is a ch...More Details

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Naughty children - it's nature and nuture
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Disregarding the rules and confrontational behaviours are commonplace with young children and can even arise in the first year of life. For some children, this trend will persist and b...More Details

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Preteens surrounded by smokers get hooked on nicotine
June 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Exposure to secondhand smoke can create symptoms of nicotine dependence in non-smoking preteens, according to a new study from Concordia University and the University of Montreal. P...More Details

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The association of alcohol drinking with migraine headache
June 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Migraine is a neurovascular disease that affects about 15% of the western population. Compounds in foods and beverages (chocolate, wine, citrus, etc) considered as migraine triggers in...More Details

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Children eschew the fat if dads aren't lenient
June 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - This Father's Day, dad's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his children's health. A father's use of restaurants and his perceptions of family meals carry more...More Details

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Treating children's eye infections without surgery
June 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., report that medical management may be preferred over surgery for children with orbital cellulitis, an acute infection of...More Details

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Stark differences in media use between minority and white youth
June 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Minority youth aged 8 to 18 consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day -- about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report,...More Details

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Excessive pregnancy weight gain raises the risk of having a fat baby
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy tend to have newborns with a high amount of body fat, regardless of the mother's weight before pregnancy, a new study finds. The results...More Details

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Athletic girls more likely to have impaired bone structure if menstrual cycle stops
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Young female athletes who have stopped menstruating have a weakening in the quality of their bone structure that may predispose them to breaking a bone, despite getting plenty of weigh...More Details

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More than one-third of California teens do not participate in school physical education
May 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Despite a state requirement that public middle and high school students get 400 minutes of physical education every 10 days, approximately 1.3 million — more than a third (38 percent) ...More Details

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Kids who bully, have aggressive behaviors are twice as likely to have sleep problems
May 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - U-M researchers found urban schoolchildren with behaviors like bullying more likely to have sleep-disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness Ann Arbor, Mich. – Children who are bull...More Details

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Violent Video Games Reduce Brain Response to Violence and Increase Aggressive Behavior
May 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive. The findings of a new University of Missouri (MU) study provide one explanat...More Details

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Surge in parents taking kids with common medical problems to emergency care
May 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Medical problems presenting to pediatric emergency departments: 10 years on The number of children taken to emergency care departments with common medical problems has risen sharply...More Details

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Potentially toxic flame retardants detected in baby products
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Scientists are reporting detection of potentially toxic flame retardants in car seats, bassinet mattresses, nursing pillows, high chairs, strollers, and other products that contain pol...More Details

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Extremely obese children have higher prevalence of psoriasis, higher heart disease risk Electronic health records used to study 711,000 children
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Children who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis, and teens with psoriasis, regardless of their body weight, have higher cholesterol levels, acc...More Details

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Sun protects against childhood asthma
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Vitamin D, which is primarily absorbed from the sun, plays a role in protection against childhood asthma. Now, a new study led by Valencian researchers has shown that children who live...More Details

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Study links anxiety and depression to risk taking in young drivers
May 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Young drivers who experience anxiety and depression are more likely to take risks on the road, according to a new study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The results of ...More Details

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Sleepiness in children linked to obesity, asthma
May 16th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed children are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS, according to Penn State College of Medicine sleep researchers. "A...More Details

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Pace of brain development still strong in late teens
May 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The brain changes during the teen years, for instance by pruning away connections that no longer seem needed. By measuring the brainwave signals of sleeping teens ages 15-16 and again ...More Details

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Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as 9
May 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Even healthy children as young as nine-years-old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive, according to a study in the May issue of A...More Details

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Youth-mentor relationships particularly helpful for those experiencing hardship
May 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In a time of transition for rural African-American young adults, natural mentors in the community help them stay focused on their goals and avoid potential difficulties associated with...More Details

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Sexy clothes: too much, too young
May 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Are clothing manufacturers helping to turn young girls into sex objects? According to a new study, up to 30 percent of young girls' clothing available online in the US is 'sexy' or sex...More Details

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One-third of Spanish children do not wake up feeling refreshed
May 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Children have poor quality sleep. A new study carried out in Valencia shows that 37.4% of children aged from 6 to 8, 25.3% of those aged between 9 and 11, and 31.8% of those aged from ...More Details

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Kids who specialize in 1 sport may have higher injury risk
May 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily- Competitive young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of injuries, a Loyola University Health Syste...More Details

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Living with a smoker may raise blood pressure in boys
May 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Exposure to secondhand smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys, according to new research being presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediat...More Details

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Maternal obesity puts infants at risk
April 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Aca...More Details

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Unintentional Child Injuries, Deaths Can be Prevented, MU Expert Says
April 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Patricia Schnitzer, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, says that most unintentional child injury deaths of young children result from inadequate supervision or ...More Details

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Obese adolescents lacking vitamin D
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study from Hasbro Children's Hospital has found that most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D. The researchers call for increased surveillance of vitamin D levels in this ...More Details

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To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why
April 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues....More Details

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Protein levels could signal that a child will develop diabetes
April 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily -AUGUSTA, Ga. – Decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation may be a red flag that could help children avoid type 1 diabetes, researchers say. Georgia Health ...More Details

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DOES VIDEO GAME VIOLENCE HARM TEENS? NEW STUDY WEIGHS THE EVIDENCE
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - How much scientific evidence is there for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens? Three researchers have developed a novel method to consider ...More Details

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Biological links found between childhood abuse and adolescent depression
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Kate Harkness has found that a history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse in childhood substantially increases the risk of depression in adolescence by altering a person’s neuroend...More Details

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Kids' 'screen time' linked to early markers for cardiovascular disease
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television, using a computer or playing video games had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes — a marker of future cardiovascular r...More Details

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Standing Up for Athletes at Risk
April 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - When a high school athlete drops dead, the rare but fatal condition called "sudden death syndrome" dominates the headlines. For reasons that remain a mystery to scientists, some young ...More Details

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QUALITY OF PARENT-TODDLER RELATIONSHIPS COULD AFFECT RISK FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY
April 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Toddlers who do not have a secure emotional relationship with their parents, and particularly their mothers, could be at increased risk for obesity by age 4 ½, according to new researc...More Details

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U-M experts: Gym gone but not forgotten? Parents want more physical activity at school for kids
April 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily -Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity. Schools can play a key part in offering elementary-age kids lots of chances...More Details

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Results on national study of parental concerns about childhood vaccines announced
April 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily- A new study led by Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Children’s Outcomes Research (COR) Program at The...More Details

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Children victims of most eye injuries from aerosols
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily- A new estimate of emergency room visits for eye injuries related to aerosol spray cans finds that children account for more than half the cases. Infants and toddlers are the most common...More Details

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Better a sprint than a marathon: Brief intense exercise better than endurance training for CVD
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Exercise is important for preventing cardiovascular disease, especially in children and adolescents, but is all exercise equally beneficial? New research published today in the America...More Details

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New national study finds increase in football-related injuries among youth
April 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Approximately 2,000 children and adolescents are treated for football-related injuries in U.S. EDs every day during football season A new study conducted by researchers in the Cente...More Details

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Refusal Skills help Minority Youths Combat Smoking, MU Study Finds
April 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Youths identified as American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) have the greatest lifetime smoking rate of all racial groups, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Ne...More Details

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Starting periods before the age of 10 increases risk of lung complaints in future
April 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women who suffer from asthma or poor lung function as adults generally started their periods at the age of 10 or before. This is the conclusion of a European research study with Spanis...More Details

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Clumsy Kids Who Don't "Grow Out of It"
April 4th 2011

ExerciseDaily - TAU defines new parameters for studying and treating Developmental Coordination Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is widely recognized by the medical com...More Details

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Misreading faces tied to child social anxiety
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Children suffering from extreme social anxiety are trapped in a nightmare of misinterpreted facial expressions: They confuse angry faces with sad ones, a new study shows. “If you mi...More Details

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New study examines impact of new media on eating habits
March 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the first to analyze how new-media technology, including the Internet and smartphones, are changing college students' eating ...More Details

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Sexually active teens need confidential health care
March 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - After reviewing existing research regarding the common practices of health care providers who see adolescent patients across the country, Rebecca Allen, MD, MPH, a clinician and resear...More Details

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'Junk food' moms have 'junk food' babies
March 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research in the FASEB Journal involving rats suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women who indulge in high levels of fat and sugar are likely to have children who indulge in t...More Details

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Today's children do engage in active play
March 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - What is the meaning and nature of active play for today's children in the UK? New research suggests that promoting active play in children's leisure time could increase the physical...More Details

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Giving children the power to be scientists
March 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown. The research project led by The University of Notti...More Details

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Some overweight adolescents may be at risk for weak bones
March 4th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Overweight adolescents already struggling with risk factors such as insulin resistance may need to add weak bones to their list of health concerns, researchers report. A study of ...More Details

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Advanced degrees add up to lower blood pressure
February 28th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Freshmen on the eve of finals and graduate students staring down a thesis committee may not feel this way, but the privilege of obtaining an advanced education correlates with decade...More Details

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Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids
February 24th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in t...More Details

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Careful cleaning of children's skin wounds key to healing, regardless of antibiotic choice
February 22nd 2011

Exercise Daily! - When it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining may be...More Details

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Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer
February 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as t...More Details

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Kids with ADHD much more likely to develop substance abuse problems as they age
February 14th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescenc...More Details

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Exercise helps overweight children think better, do better in math
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily - Regular exercise improves the ability of overweight, previously inactive children to think, plan and even do math, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. They hope ...More Details

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Young people now take longer to join adult life
February 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A research study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the State University of Campinas (Brazil), shows that young Spanish people were by 2001 taking...More Details

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Children's BMI found to rise the longer their mothers work
February 7th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled in the past three decades, and prior research has linked maternal employment to children's body mass index (BMI), a measu...More Details

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Childhood obesity linked to health habits, not heredity:
January 31st 2011

Exercise Daily! - Are some children genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity? Check-ups of 1,003 Michigan 6th graders in a school-based health program show...More Details

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Kids frequently exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation
January 31st 2011

Exercise Daily! - The rapid growth in use of medical diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans, has led to widespread concern about radiation exposure in adults and the potential for future cancer risk in ...More Details

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Tonsillectomy linked to excess weight gain in kids
January 31st 2011

Exercise Daily! - Tonsillectomy is the most common major surgical procedure performed in children. Children who undergo the surgical removal of their tonsils (tonsillectomy), with or without the remov...More Details

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Preschool kids know what they like: Salt, sugar and fat
January 25th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods. In a study of p...More Details

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Best friends can make a child more physically active
January 19th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. With m...More Details

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Teens + sugars = increased heart disease risk later in life?
January 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - According to an Emory University study, teenagers with high sugar diets may be in store for heart problems as adults. A study published in the Jan. 10 online issue of the journal ...More Details

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Prevention of bad lifestyle habits should be tackled even before 13 years
December 31st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Bad eating habits, ingestion of alcohol, sedentary lifestyles - all unhealthy life habits that are already being detected in early adolescence and that are especially predominant amo...More Details

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Study shows caffeine negatively affects children
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Caffeine consumption in children is often blamed for sleep problems and bedwetting. Information on childhood caffeine consumption is limited, and many parents may not know the amount...More Details

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Concussed high school athletes who receive neuropsychological testing sidelined longer
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one week of their ...More Details

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More than 25 percent of teenagers have suffered cyber bullying in the past year
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Cyber bullying is an emerging phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common among teenagers. Research by the University of Valencia (UV), based on a study carried out in the region...More Details

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Children who don't like fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to be constipated
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Study includes recommendations for parents and schools Primary school children who don't like eating fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to develop functional constipati...More Details

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Fast food and sweets advertised when children watch television
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Children in Sweden are exposed to a huge number of TV advertisements. Food adverts – primarily for fast food and sweets – dominate the advertisements shown during children's viewing ...More Details

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Violent games not to blame for youth aggression
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - New study shows that depression, not video games, could be to blame for youth violence How depressed young people are strongly predicts how aggressive and violent they may be or...More Details

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Mothers’ diets have biggest influence on children eating healthy
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - As health professionals search for ways to combat the rise in obesity and promote healthy eating, new research reveals a mother's own eating habits – and whether she views her child ...More Details

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New survey device gets better information on teenage sexual behavior
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Brown University sociologists have developed a device to gather more reliable data about risky sexual behavior among Ethiopian teenagers and young adults than conventional face-to-fa...More Details

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Sports participation does not guarantee that children get enough physical activity
December 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Only about one-fourth of children participating in organized sports—such as baseball, softball or soccer—receive the government-recommended amount of physical activity during team pr...More Details

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Good grades in high school lead to better health, study finds
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The "A" grades that high schoolers earn aren't just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too. Studies have long shown that education is linked...More Details

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Babies’ biological clocks dramatically affected by birth light cycle
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The season in which babies are born can have a dramatic and persistent effect on how their biological clocks function. That is the conclusion of a new study published online on De...More Details

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Being a 'good sport' can be critical to maintaining lifelong physical activity
December 5th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Kids who feel part of the team are more likely to stay active and healthy It's never fun riding the bench – but could it also make you less likely to be physically active in the f...More Details

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Prescriptions for teens and young adults on the rise
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications. Yet prescription rates for controlled medications, or drugs the Drug Enforcement Administration deems ...More Details

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Comprehensive nutrition services vital to children's health
November 11th 2010

Exercise Daily! - School meal programs play a significant role in keeping children healthy and are "the anchor" of comprehensive school nutrition services that improve children's nutritional status, h...More Details

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Parents' effort key to child's educational performance
October 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A new study by researchers at the University of Leicester and University of Leeds has concluded that parents' efforts towards their child's educational achievement is crucial – playi...More Details

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Obese children experience later mortality post liver transplantation
October 28th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A new study from the University of Washington reported obese children are at increased mortality risk in later years following primary liver transplantation (LT). Pediatric patients ...More Details

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Even the sickest babies benefit from breast-feeding
October 28th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Pediatric researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe a successful program in which nurses helped mothers attain high rates of breast-feeding in very sick babies-...More Details

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Baby swimmers have better balance
October 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists ev...More Details

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Making school lunchrooms smarter
October 24th 2010

Exercise Daily! Don't ban it, move it. This is one conclusion of a new Cornell University study. In one set of schools, sales of fruit increased by 100% when it was moved to a colorful bowl. Salad bar...More Details

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Burn injuries rapidly deplete vitamin E
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Severe burn injuries in children have been shown to rapidly deplete the levels of vitamin E in their body's adipose, or fat tissues, a new clinical study has found. Stored levels ...More Details

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Obsessing Over Strep Throat in Kids
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! - A common infection in children, strep throat can lead to problems with a child’s heart, joints or brain if left untreated. And when the brain is involved, motor and mental functionin...More Details

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Children's best friend
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily ! - Dogs may not only be man's best friend, they may also have a special role in the lives of children with special needs. According to a new Université de Montreal study, specifically ...More Details

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Children's brain development is linked to physical fitness
October 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers have found an association between physical fitness and the brain in 9- and 10-year-old children: Those who are more fit tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform bett...More Details

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Young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life
October 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Taking part in sports is good all round for young teens: physically, socially, and mentally, according to a new study1 by Dr. Keith Zullig and Rebecca White from West Virginia Univer...More Details

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Changing young people's eating habits
June 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals how school initiatives are succeeding in getting the message across to young people, but also points out that food adverti...More Details

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Are obese adolescents too young for bariatric surgery?
May 3rd 2010

Exercise Daily! -Severely obese adolescents may desire or potentially benefit from bariatric surgery. However, half of primary care physicians say they would not recommend the procedure to a patient u...More Details

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Those who exercise when young have stronger bones when they grow old
May 3rd 2010

Exercise Daily! -The positive effects of exercise while growing up seem to last longer than previously believed. New findings suggest that physical activity when young increases bone density and size,...More Details

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Childhood obesity: It's not the amount of TV, it's the number of junk food commercials
February 9th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The association between television viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to commercials that advertise unhealthy foods, according to a new UCLA Sch...More Details

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Lifestyle changes for teens critical in light of research about teens' heart disease risk
February 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Pamphlets detailing the warning signs associated with heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. According to new research from the ...More Details

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Fit teenage boys are smarter
December 7th 2009

Exercise Daily! - In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of the University of Southern California and...More Details

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Coaches can shape young athletes' definition of success
November 17th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Young athletes' achievement goals can change in a healthy way over the course of a season when their coaches create a mastery motivational climate rather than an ego orientation, Uni...More Details

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Young tennis players who play only 1 sport are more prone to injuries
November 9th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Gifted young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round. But a new Loyola University Health System study of 519 junior tennis players has found that ...More Details

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Middle school youth as young as 12 engaging in risky sexual activity
April 13th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Middle school youth are engaging in sexual intercourse as early as age 12, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health. Christine Markha...More Details

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Teens cool off from sports with each succeeding winter
March 31st 2009

Exercise Daily! - Although winter's grasp has subsided to spring, its effects could have a long term impact on the exercise patterns of teenagers. According to a five-year study published in the A...More Details

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Regular exercise reduces depressive symptoms, improves self esteem in overweight children
March 23rd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Less than an hour of daily exercise reduces depressive symptoms and improves self esteem in overweight children, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. The study included 207...More Details

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Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Being satisfied with one¿s appearance is one of the most important prerequisites for a positive self image. However, in today¿s appearance culture it is the rule rather than the exce...More Details

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Study shows how gesture aids in creating new concepts in learning
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Scholars long have known that movements help retrieve information about an event or physical activity associated with action. However, in a report published in the current issue of t...More Details

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Longer bouts of exercise deter childhood obesity, new Queen's study confirms
March 18th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Children who exercise in bouts of activity lasting five minutes or longer are less likely to become obese than those whose activity levels are more sporadic and typically last less t...More Details

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Teenage stress has implications for adult health
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Most of us remember our teenage years with a mix of fondness and relief. Fondness for the good memories, and relief that all that teenage stress, angst and drama — first love, gossip...More Details

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Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daiy! - Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study from the Sah...More Details

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Seven Steps to Successful Child and Adolescent Weight Loss
March 5th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Overweight children and adolescents, with the active involvement of their parents and families, can successfully lose weight by following the Seven Steps to Success described in the ...More Details

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Swimming lessons associated with reduced risk of drowning in toddlers
March 2nd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Children ages 1 to 4 appear to have a lower risk of drowning if they have taken formal swimming lessons, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolesce...More Details

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Kids who watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke
February 23rd 2009

Exercise Daily! - A new study finds that kids who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed to watch such films. ...More Details

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Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain In Teens, Young Adults
February 4th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study. Pediatric researchers f...More Details

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Exercise helps overweight children reduce anger expression
January 21st 2009

Exercise daily! - Regular exercise seems to reduce anger expression in overweight but otherwise healthy children, researchers said. The first published study on the topic looked at 208 typically se...More Details

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Children's National convenes first childhood obesity symposium
December 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Tuesday, November 25, 2008, the Obesity Institute at Children's National Medical Center gathered experts from many disciplines to share ideas, failures and successes, and the future ...More Details

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A little exercise goes a long way for severely obese
October 6th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A little exercise goes a long way toward helping severely obese individuals improve their quality of life and complete important daily tasks, according to researchers at the Duke Die...More Details

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Duke Researchers Show Reading Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight
October 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - It's no secret that reading is beneficial. But can it help kids lose weight? In the first study to look at the impact of literature on obese adolescents, researchers at Duke Children...More Details

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Culture greatly shapes young people's drinking habits
September 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Whether young people get drunk as a purposeful behavior or as an unintended consequence depends on what country they live in, according to new research on young people in seven count...More Details

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Kids with obese friends and family more likely to misperceive weight
September 18th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Kids and teens surrounded by overweight peers or parents are more likely to be oblivious to their own extra pounds than kids from thin entourages, according to a new study by researc...More Details

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Invest in your family's health by budgeting for nutrient-rich foods
August 6th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Times are tough for many families and schools – so those food dollars need to work hard by providing plenty of nutrition. Many nutrient-rich foods such as milk, are a good economic a...More Details

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Even Toddlers Get It: Data "Chunks" Are Easier to Remember
July 21st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Which is easier to remember: 4432879960 or 443-287-9960? The latter, of course. Adults seem to know automatically, in fact, that long strings of numbers are more easily recalled when...More Details

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Children’s Physical Activity Drops From Age 9 to 15, NIH Study Indicates
July 16th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The activity level of a large group of American children dropped sharply between age 9 and age 15, when most failed to reach the daily recommended activity level, according to the la...More Details

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89 percent of children's food products provide poor nutritional quality
July 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - But 62 percent of them still make health claims on the packaging Nine out of ten regular food items aimed specifically at children have a poor nutritional content – because of hig...More Details

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Farming at Young Age May Lead to Bone Disease in Adulthood
July 14th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Although farm chores are likely to keep young boys in shape and out of trouble, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health experts caution that it could be harmful to overall...More Details

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Does this make me look fat?
July 1st 2008

Exercise Daily! - New study says peers at the heart of teen weight concerns The peer groups teenage girls identify with determine how they decide to control their own figure. So reports a new ...More Details

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Warning for Teens: Teeth and Jewelry Don't Mix
June 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Skin piercings might be the rage among teens, but researchers from Tel Aviv University have found good reasons to think twice about piercing one’s tongue or lip. Dr. Liran Levin, ...More Details

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Excess Pregnancy Weight Linked to Overweight Kids
June 9th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Children of mothers who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight at age seven, say researchers from The Children's Hospital o...More Details

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Children's consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
June 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - A recent study published in Pediatrics and led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are an increasingly l...More Details

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link among childhood allergies, asthma symptoms, and early life exposure to cats
May 20th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A study released by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, shows that cat ownership ...More Details

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Overweight in adolescence gives increased mortality rate
May 20th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The incidence of obesity among children and adolescents has increased worldwide, but the long-term effects, both with regards to ill-health and mortality rate, are insufficiently doc...More Details

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Research suggests making exercise more fun
May 16th 2008

Exercise Daily! - By now, most Americans probably realize that U.S. teens exercise too little. The natural result is a growing population of physically unfit and overweight youth more prone to various...More Details

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Study Supports Reason for Concern in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Study findings presented at the May 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting indicate that childhood and adolescent obesity negatively...More Details

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Young people are intentionally taking drink and drugs for better sex
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Teenagers and young adults across Europe drink and take drugs as part of deliberate sexual strategies. Findings published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal, BMC Public He...More Details

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study links breastfeeding to increased intelligence
May 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The largest randomized study of breastfeeding ever conducted reports that breastfeeding raises children’s IQs and improves their academic performance, a McGill researcher and his tea...More Details

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Physical activity, healthy eating and BMI not linked in older teens: study
May 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Contrary to what many researchers expect, physically active older teens don’t necessarily eat a healthier diet than their less-active contemporaries. And there appeared to be no l...More Details

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Changing school environment curbs weight gain in children
May 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Study finds school-based intervention reduces incidence of overweight by half Small changes in schools lead to big results when it comes to preventing childhood obesity, according...More Details

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Your baby's brain on drugs (and alcohol and tobacco)
April 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Although behavioral studies clearly indicate that exposure to drugs, alcohol and tobacco in utero is bad for a baby's developing brain, specific anatomic brain effects have been hard...More Details

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Fat kids need less intensive exercise for effective weight loss
April 2nd 2008

Comparison of fat oxidation during exercise in lean and obese pubertal boys: Clinical implications Fat kids are better off doing less intensive exercise if they are to shed the pounds effectively, ...More Details

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Childhood TV Viewing a Risk for Behavior Problems
October 1st 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Daily television viewing for two or more hours in early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills, according to a study of children 2.5 to 5.5 years of age cond...More Details

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HELP MAKE SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOLS
September 18th 2007

Exercise Daily! - AB57 SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL ON GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER’S DESK CALL (916-445-2841) and FAX (916-445-4633) WITH YOUR SUPPORT ASAP The Safe Routes to School National Partnership, t...More Details

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Mothers' milk much healthier
September 16th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Extensive medical research shows that mothers’ milk satisfies babies’ nutritional needs far better than any manufactured infant formula. It also protects babies against many commo...More Details

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Fat mum hastens path to childhood obesity
September 15th 2007

Exercise Daily! - A fat mother hastens a child’s path to obesity, finds a study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Other factors included too much time spent in front...More Details

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Children stressed six months before starting school
September 4th 2007

Exercise Daily! - The first few days at school can be an anxious time as children face the challenge of a new environment and making new friends but according to new research funded by the Economic an...More Details

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Soda warning? New study supports link between diabetes, high-fructose corn syrup
August 24th 2007

Exercise Daily! - BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2007 — Researchers have found new evidence that soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may contribute to the development of diabetes, particularl...More Details

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If air gets scarce – new gene causes asthma in children
August 24th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Usually harmless external stimuli like animal hair, pollen and house dust cause a life-endangering narrowing of the bronchi in asthma patients. An international team of scientists h...More Details

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Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
August 24th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Every year, Fred Mueller, professor of exercise and sports science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, compiles a sports list, but unlike popular pre-season picks or ...More Details

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Fat still on the children's menu
August 16th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Parents should think twice before offering a low-fat menu to youngsters, despite concerns over obesity. Children burn more body fat than adults for each calorie spent, according to r...More Details

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Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
August 11th 2007

Exercise Daily! - In the first study of how weight may affect school attendance, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University have found that overweight children are at greater ...More Details

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Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
August 8th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Diet foods and drinks for children may inadvertently lead to overeating and obesity, says a new report from the University of Alberta. A team of researchers contends that animals...More Details

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Why do some teens get more out of youth activities?
August 6th 2007

Exercise Daily! - A University of Illinois study confirms what has long been thought about the benefits of organized youth activities: It’s not enough to appear in the yearbook’s Pep Club picture or s...More Details

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Pesticides And Schools: A 'Tragic' Health Hazard
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Pesticides in schools are a pervasive, unnecessary health hazard, said Marc Lame, an entomologist and professor in Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. ...More Details

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Can an apple a day keep asthma away?
July 9th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Teenagers who forego a healthy and balanced diet may have a harder time catching their breath. A new study, published in the July issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the Amer...More Details

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Outdoor alcohol ads boost kids' urge to drink
June 27th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - In the world depicted in an alcohol billboard, bikini-clad babes clutch icy bottles, frothy beer flows over frosty mugs and the slogan reads, ìLife is good.î Ads like these may target...More Details

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Mothers' second-hand smoke exposure linked to psychological problems for kids
June 27th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Children whose mothers were exposed to second-hand smoke while they were pregnant have more symptoms of serious psychological problems compared to the offspring of women who had no pr...More Details

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Weight management program cuts diabetes risk, improves BMI in overweight children
June 26th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - A family-based weight management program developed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine was more effective at reducing weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI) and insulin sensiti...More Details

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Fine particulate matter from traffic may influence birth weight
June 25th 2007

Together with colleagues from the French Institute for Health and Medical Research INSERM scientists at the GSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health in Neuherberg near Munich showed t...More Details

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Have your jewelry and eat it too
June 25th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - As a part of “School on the Square,” undergraduates from the Dietetics and Nutrition Club help kids and their families make edible jewelry from food purchased at the Dane County Farme...More Details

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Connection between weight, self-esteem linked to teen’s race, gender
June 24th 2007

Among young teens, race and gender affect whether self-esteem is linked to body weight, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. “We know that for many teenagers, how the...More Details

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A closer look at fish oil, ADHD and kids with learning difficulties
June 24th 2007

Researchers from the University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology have plans for a new 12 month study looking at omega-3 fatty acids and ADHD and learning difficulties in chil...More Details

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Overweight children not being managed
June 24th 2007

Children with weight problems are rarely managed by their family doctors, and doctors are missing a vital opportunity to redress the obesity epidemic, new research from the NSW Centre for Overweight a...More Details

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Sex, drugs and dating make teens feel older
June 18th 2007

A Canadian study has confirmed what parents have long suspected: dating, sexual activity and substance use seem to make teens feel older than they really are. And, as adolescents get older, the gap be...More Details

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Going to bed late may affect the health, academic performance of college students
June 13th 2007

WESTCHESTER, Ill. ñ College students who go to bed late are more likely to have poor quality sleep, which may affect their mental health and academic performance, according to a research abstract that...More Details

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PG-13 Films Not Safe for Kids
June 9th 2007

PG-13 films have lots of "happy violence," say UCLA researchers. Borrowing from the late communications theorist George Gerbner, happy violence is that which is "cool, swift and painless." PG-13 films...More Details

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Sleep deprived kids struggle at school
May 31st 2007

A University of South Australia study shows that school children between the ages of 10 and 15 years are averaging at least 30 minutes less sleep than children of the same ages did more than 20 years ...More Details

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ALCOHOL ADVERTISING AND MARKETING ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADOLESCENT DRINKING
May 3rd 2007

Children's exposure to alcohol advertising during early adolescence appears to influence both beer drinking and their intentions to drink a year later, according to a RAND Corporation study issued tod...More Details

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Food Is Most Advertised Product on TV Viewed by Kids, Study Finds
April 27th 2007

A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that children of all ages are being exposed to TV commercials for junk foods at an alarming rate. The study concluded that children 8 to 12 y...More Details

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SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS AND ATHLETIC FACILITIES ARE AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE IN FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY
April 20th 2007

A RAND Corporation study issued today says school playgrounds and athletic facilities can be important tools in the fight against childhood obesity, but many are locked and inaccessible to children on...More Details

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Weight gain in pregnancy linked to overweight in kids
April 2nd 2007

Study suggests need to examine current pregnancy weight guidelines BOSTONóPregnant women who gain excessive or even appropriate weight, according to current guidelines, are four times more likely t...More Details

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Childhood weight linked to proximity to green space and food stores
February 25th 2007

Living in greener neighborhoods or in closer proximity to grocery stores is associated with reduced risk of being overweight, according to a study of more than 7,000 children ages 3 to 18 conducted by...More Details

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Youth activities help teens gain independence with less family conflict
February 25th 2007

Organized youth activities help teens develop independence without the conflict and distancing from their families that parents have come to anticipate during adolescence, says a new University of Ill...More Details

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Tobacco companies obstructed science
February 21st 2007

"Doubt is our product," stated a tobacco industry memo from 1969. For half a century, the tobacco industry tried to muddy the link between smoking and cancer. Now, with that effort long since failed, ...More Details

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High rate of overweight and obesity found in children having surgery; extra weight can increase complications
January 16th 2007

A very high proportion of children who are having surgery are overweight or obese, and because of the excess weight have a greater chance of experiencing problems associated with the surgery, accordin...More Details

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Smarter Kids May Be Less Accident-Prone as Adults
January 6th 2007

Smarter children may end up being safer adults, according to a long-term study comparing childhood intelligence with adult injury rates. Children from the study who scored lower on intelligence t...More Details

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Exercise appears to improve brain function among younger people
January 6th 2007

As an expanding body of work continues to confirm links between exercise and improved brain function in older adults, a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and V...More Details

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Intelligent children more likely to become vegetarian: IQ in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood -- 1970 British Cohort study
December 15th 2006

Intelligent children may be more likely to be vegetarian as adults, suggests a study published online by the BMJ today. Recent evidence suggests that vegetarianism may be linked to lower cholestero...More Details

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Commercial marketing in schools may discourage healthy nutrition environment for students
December 13th 2006

Commercial activity permitted in schools, such as soft drink ads; the use of Channel One broadcasts in classrooms; sales incentives from soft drink bottlers; and exclusive beverage contracts may disco...More Details

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Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks
December 13th 2006

Although some Americans gain five to seven pounds with a diet of big meals and sweets between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, most people only gain a pound or two during the holidays, according to a ...More Details

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Exercise when young may reduce risk of fractures later in life
November 30th 2006

INDIANAPOLIS -- Running and jumping during childhood is more than child's play; it provides lifelong benefits for future bone health and appears to reduce the risk of fractures later in life according...More Details

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Teen girls make better health choices with intervention program
November 16th 2006

Trenton, NJ- Trenton, NJ - Teens around the world are becoming more overweight. Findings from a Rutgers University research study indicate a health intervention can help curb this disturbing health tr...More Details

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Children's belly fat increases more than 65 percent since 1990s
November 6th 2006

Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerg...More Details

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PHYS ED CLASS MORE EFFECTIVE WHEN THERE'S MORE TALKING
November 1st 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio : A new approach to traditional high school gym class dramatically increases how often teens exercise outside of school. Researchers at Ohio State and Denison universities developed ...More Details

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Babies say 'thank you' as new research reveals breastfeeding boosts mental health
October 30th 2006

A new study has found that babies that are breastfed for longer than six months have significantly better mental health in childhood. The findings are based on data from the ground-breaking Raine S...More Details

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For crying out loud - pick up your baby
October 30th 2006

Parents should listen to their instincts and pick up their newborn babies when they cry, Queensland University of Technology researcher Professor Karen Thorpe said. A joint study with QUT and the R...More Details

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Stress fast tracks puberty
October 19th 2006

Stress, such as that brought on by parental separation and absentee fathers, fast tracks puberty, say researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. But the failure of politicians...More Details

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Internet addiction: Stanford study seeks to define whether it's a problem
October 17th 2006

STANFORD, Calif. - Is spending too much time online a prevalent and damaging condition, or simply a bad habit among a select few? Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have taken an impor...More Details

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Study shows perfectionism and pushy parents provoke young pucksters
October 16th 2006

Young hockey players with unhealthy perfectionist tendencies are particularly prone to fits of anger, say researchers at the University of Alberta. These youngstersoften demand much of themselves in r...More Details

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Campaigns on young people's weight are missing the point, says researcher
October 16th 2006

Campaigns that try to get young people to lose weight by focusing on their dissatisfaction with their appearance are missing the point, new research suggests. Young people who don’t like their appe...More Details

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Children of Allergy Sufferers Prone to Same Problem
October 13th 2006

CINCINNATI-Infants whose parents have allergies that produce symptoms like wheezing, asthma, hay fever or hives risk developing allergic sensitization much earlier in life than previously reported, a...More Details

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ONE-THIRD OF U.S. YOUTH NOT PHYSICALLY FIT
October 3rd 2006

CHICAGO—Approximately one-third of boys and girls age 12 to 19 in the United States do not meet standards for physical fitness, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & A...More Details

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Parents in the dark about substance use and abuse in their adolescent children
October 2nd 2006

A team of researchers led by School of Medicine scientists has found that parents often don't know when their children are using alcohol, nicotine or other drugs. "We found that parents knew thei...More Details

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Treating Knee Osteoarthritis with Intense Weight Loss and Exercise
October 2nd 2006

In 2004, researchers at Wake Forest University determined that modest weight loss through diet and exercise improves physical function and decreases pain in older, overweight adults suffering from kne...More Details

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Hold the Hookah: Researcher Warns Against Trendy Tobacco Use
September 29th 2006

Washington, D.C. -- The growing fad of smoking tobacco through a waterpipe, sometimes known as a hookah, is rapidly turning into a worrisome epidemic, according to a Georgetown University researcher w...More Details

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Music and the mind
September 25th 2006

Young children who take music lessons show advanced brain development and improved memory over those children who do not take music lessons. It is the first study to show changes in brain responses ov...More Details

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Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from All-Vehicles Train, ATVs
September 25th 2006

Neurosurgeons at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are renewing calls for a ban on use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) by children under age 16 aft...More Details

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Is there a relationship between a mother prompting her child to eat and obesity?
September 19th 2006

The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased significantly since the 1980s. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity; however, parents are in a key position to help shape children's eating be...More Details

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Planning ahead: having the healthiest baby possible
September 18th 2006

Women who improve their own health before pregnancy have a better chance of delivering a robust, healthy baby. Three important measures include: • Managing conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroid...More Details

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT HIGHER AMONG MOST ACTIVE KIDS
September 11th 2006

INDIANAPOLIS – Children who participate in vigorous physical activity, such as sports, perform better in school, according to a new study released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (AC...More Details

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Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
September 5th 2006

A new research study of children's growth, published in the September issue of Pediatrics, can help parents and pediatricians determine the risk that a child will be overweight at age 12 by examining ...More Details

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One in ten teenage girls have self-harmed, study shows
August 24th 2006

In a survey of more than 6,000 15 and 16-year-old school pupils, researchers found that girls are four times more likely to have engaged in deliberate self-harm compared to boys, with 11 per cent of g...More Details

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Obesity begins in the womb
August 16th 2006

The obesity epidemic in the United States has spread to include children under 6 years old and particularly infants, according to a Harvard study. The study of 120,680 kids is the largest to date t...More Details

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The sleep of babes
August 14th 2006

The life of an infant is certainly one to be envied. They get food, they get unconditional love, and of course they get a luxurious amount of sleep. Now a new study from the University of Arizona show...More Details

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Childhood obesity caused by 'toxic environment' of Western diets, study says
August 12th 2006

A UCSF researcher has determined that a key reason for the epidemic of pediatric obesity, now the most commonly diagnosed childhood ailment, is that high-calorie, low-fiber Western diets promote hormo...More Details

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Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between ages 13 and 21 as offspring of nonsmokers
August 11th 2006

Twelve-year-olds whose parents smoked were more than two times as likely to begin smoking cigarettes on a daily basis between the ages of 13 and 21 than were children whose parents didn't use tobacco,...More Details

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Teen body dissatisfaction predicts use of behaviors that can lead to poor health
August 10th 2006

Adolescents who feel dissatisfied with their bodies are at higher risk for future binge eating, smoking, poor eating, and decreased physical activity, according to new research from the University of ...More Details

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Today's babies are fatter babies
August 9th 2006

Twenty-two-year study shows that young kids are now more likely to be overweight Boston -- By examining more than 120,000 children under age 6 in Massachusetts over 22 years, a newly published stud...More Details

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AAP RECOMMENDS SHOPPING CART RESTRICTIONS FOR CHILDREN
August 8th 2006

CHICAGO - As shopping cart-related injuries are common and can result in severe injury or even death, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents consider alternatives to placing ...More Details

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Watching Wrestling Associated with Date Fighting, Carrying Weapons and Fighting in General
August 7th 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The frequency of adolescents viewing wrestling on TV was positively associated with date fighting and other violent behaviors, according to a study, published by researchers at W...More Details

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more vigorous exercise equals better academic performance
August 4th 2006

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Middle school students who perform more vigorous physical activity than their more sedentary counterparts tend to do better in school, according to a study published today by res...More Details

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Big kids are getting too big
August 1st 2006

The epidemic of obesity in young children has been far worse in the tallest, fastest growing young children, according to new research published in The International Journal of Obesity today (1 August...More Details

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Teens and smoking: Why cessation interventions should start after the first puff
July 31st 2006

Smoking prevention and cessation programs have met with little success for teenagers. The natural course of cigarette use has traditionally been thought to progress through 5 stages, ending with nicot...More Details

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Growing pains linked to body weight
July 25th 2006

University of South Australia researchers have discovered that young children experiencing growing pains had significantly greater body weight than children for whom no pain was reported. While lit...More Details

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Medication plus behavior changes helps obese adolescents lose weight
July 18th 2006

Philadelphia, July 17, 2006 - The weight loss medication sibutramine, when combined with behavior therapy, allowed hundreds of very obese adolescents to lose an average of 14 pounds over a year, accor...More Details

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Nutritional Knowledge Improves Lunch Lady Image
July 17th 2006

University Park, Pa. – Providing nutritional information with high school cafeteria lunch choices not only helps students to make better food choices, but also improves the students' satisfaction with...More Details

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Training for parents could help child anxiety disorders
July 14th 2006

Special skills workshops for parents of anxious young children could offer a breakthrough in addressing this difficult problem, according to psychologists at The University of Manchester. Providing...More Details

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CLASSROOM-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HELPS KIDS STAY ON TASK Dual Benefits Seen in Academic Instruction and In-School Physical Activity Levels
July 10th 2006

DENVER - Physical activity in the classroom helps improve on-task behavior during academic instruction time and increases daily in-school physical activity levels among children, according to study r...More Details

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Inhalants: The new, convenient high for kids and teens
July 5th 2006

ANN ARBOR, MI –This is your brain on shoe polish? Or maybe hairspray, air freshener or glue? For years, the popular TV commercial with fried eggs and the slogan "This is your brain. This is your...More Details

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Negative body image related to depression, anxiety and suicidality
June 7th 2006

Severe body image concerns under-recognized in teens Providence, RI Adolescents with negative body image concerns are more likely to be depressed, anxious, and suicidal than those without intense d...More Details

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Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes
June 6th 2006

Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe...More Details

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Trial success for fight against adolescent obesity
June 2nd 2006

Initial health trials using psychotherapy to treat adolescent obesity have shown promising results. The Melbourne-based 'Choose Health' study, undertaken by a team of RMIT University researchers, h...More Details

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Evidence indicates rising use of non-cigarette tobacco products among youth, especially girls
May 31st 2006

The World Health Organization is urging governments to broaden tobacco control efforts in view of the rapid spread and growing variety of smoked and smokeless tobacco products, and increasing use of t...More Details

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Poor teens more likely to be overweight
May 25th 2006

The number of overweight adolescents has doubled in the United States in the last three decades, and according to a new study there is a link between poverty and being overweight which is more discern...More Details

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Tobacco Smoke Linked to Allergic Rhinitis in Infants
May 18th 2006

CINCINNATI/ University of Cincinnati (UC) epidemiologists say itís environmental tobacco smokeónot the suspected visible moldóthat drastically increases an infantís risk for developing allergic rhinit...More Details

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Carcinogens from parents' tobacco smoke found in their babies' urine
May 12th 2006

PHILADELPHIA -- When mom or dad puffs on a cigarette, their infants may inhale the resulting second-hand smoke. Now, scientists have detected cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke in ...More Details

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'Puppy fat' is a myth which puts children's health at risk
May 4th 2006

Development of adiposity in adolescence: Five year longitudinal study of an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of young people in Britain BMJ Online First The idea that 'puppy fat' in ...More Details

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Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity
May 3rd 2006

Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe, according to a new study in the journal Obesity. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Ph...More Details

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Underage and abusive drinkers very profitable for the alcohol industry
May 3rd 2006

According to new research in the U.S. the underage drinking market is making the alcohol industry a neat $23 billion a year and that figure represents 17.5 percent of all money spent on alcohol in the...More Details

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Fatty foods feed heart attacks
April 25th 2006

Hold the french fries, doughnuts, and cookies, and save as many as 228,000 heart attacks and deaths from heart disease. That's the message from a team of researchers at the Harvard School of Public He...More Details

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Ads for Unhealthy Foods May Explain Link Between Television Viewing and Overweight in Children
April 24th 2006

Boston, MA -- Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children's Hospital Boston found that kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low...More Details

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Bullying keeps overweight kids off the sports field
April 24th 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Playground taunts may seem like harmless child’s play, but bullying may keep overweight children on the sidelines, making it more difficult for them to shed pounds, University of F...More Details

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Ads for Unhealthy Foods May Explain Link Between Television Viewing and Overweight in Children
April 21st 2006

Boston, MA -- Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children's Hospital Boston found that kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low...More Details

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Teens turn to pot after parental bust-ups
April 12th 2006

Splitting parents who shack up with new partners can unwittingly push their children towards cannabis use. University of Queensland research has shown a link between cannabis use and marital chang...More Details

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Watch not, want not? Study links kids' TV time, consumerism
April 4th 2006

STANFORD, Calif. — Peace at any price? More than one parent has forked over cash in a desperate bid to stop their kids’ badgering for the hottest toy or the latest snack. Now researchers at Lucile Pac...More Details

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Sex in the media aimed at teens encourages promiscuity
April 4th 2006

According to a new study teenagers between the ages of 12 and 14 who use media with high sexual content are up to 2.2 times more likely to have sex by the time they are 16 than those who use less of s...More Details

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Wide variety of physical activities may protect teens against risky behavior
April 3rd 2006

New research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that physically active adolescents are not only improving their health ñ they also are decreasing the chance that they will ge...More Details

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Teen Girls Report Barriers to Physical Activity
April 3rd 2006

INDIANAPOLIS – Teenage girls perceive lack of time as the number one barrier to physical activity, according to a new study published in the March issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, t...More Details

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Children who sleep less are three times more likely to be overweight
March 29th 2006

Quebec City, March 29, 2006--The less a child sleeps, the more likely he or she is to become overweight, according to researchers from UniversitÈ Laval's Faculty of Medicine in an article published in...More Details

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Cortex matures faster in youth with highest IQ
March 29th 2006

Youth with superior IQ are distinguished by how fast the thinking part of their brains thickens and thins as they grow up, researchers at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute o...More Details

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Kids with Cavities Overweight, Not Underweight
March 22nd 2006

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New evidence from pediatric dentists at the University at Buffalo has shown that, contrary to previous findings, most young children with decayed "baby" teeth are not underweight, and...More Details

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Surgery for Child Apnea Leads to Weight Gain
February 28th 2006

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A study by a University at Buffalo pediatric researcher investigating the causes of weight gain in children after they have their tonsils and adenoids removed to treat sleep-disordere...More Details

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Study supports limiting television time for children
February 7th 2006

AUSTIN, Texas—Children who spend more time watching television spend less time interacting with their family and playing creatively, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Harva...More Details

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Antidepressants potentially misused in treating adolescents
November 28th 2005

STANFORD, Calif. – When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared in 2004 that certain antidepressants are linked to an increased risk of suicide in adolescents, there was surprisingly little dat...More Details

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Teenages who eat regularly with their family less likely to be overweight
November 6th 2005

They might prefer to be in front of the TV or Playstation, but Brisbane teenagers are likely to be healthier if they eat meals with mum and dad. University of Queensland researchers working on the ...More Details

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Fitness-oriented gym classes demonstrate measurable health benefits for overweight children
October 5th 2005

CHICAGO—Overweight children who took part in lifestyle-focused, fitness-oriented gym classes showed significant improvement in body composition, fitness, and insulin levels, according to a study in th...More Details

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Nutritional info helps teens make better choices
July 5th 2005

Mystery meat not withstanding, high school cafeterias can provide nutritional, balanced and healthful meals, but students have to choose correctly. Now, researchers at Penn State have found that point...More Details

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KIDS WITH BEDROOM TV SETS HAVE LOWER STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES
July 5th 2005

STANFORD, Calif. – Want to improve your child’s standardized test scores? You might want to start by booting out the television that likely occupies a place of honor in your youngster’s bedroom and bo...More Details

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Motor skills: power for life
June 21st 2005

'Motor Magic', a program that works with pre-school children who are experiencing developmental difficulties, their parents and kindergarten staff, produces marked benefits in terms of motor skills an...More Details

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Too many sweetened drinks, from soda to lemonade, put children at risk for obesity, poor nutrition, study at Cornell finds
June 15th 2005

THACA, N.Y. -- Too much soda and other sugar-filled drinks make children fat. That is the message of a two-month study by nutritionists at Cornell University. Children who drank more than 12 ounces...More Details

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Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says
June 12th 2005

School-age children should participate in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, according to an expert panel. "The take-home message for parents is that it is very imp...More Details

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Healthy campers are happy campers:
June 11th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI - In just a few short weeks, 10 million American children will start heading off to summer camp. But before they go, health experts are issuing strong new advice to both parents and camp...More Details

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LATE NIGHT EATING A CULPRIT FOR WEIGHT GAIN IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
June 3rd 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– - Eating between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. is a contributing factor to weight gain in college students, according to the results of a study presented today at the 52nd American College of Sp...More Details

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OBESE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM RESISTANCE TRAINING
June 3rd 2005

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– - A supervised, progressive resistance training program significantly increased strength and resulted in favorable body composition changes in overweight and obese children. Results ...More Details

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100 Percent Childhood Obesity by 2044
June 2nd 2005

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Advertisements on television and in newspapers consistently hype the latest diet fads. News reports comment on the latest research about the negative effects of obesity on Americans. ...More Details

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Day Care Settings are a Significant Source of Indoor Allergens
June 1st 2005

Researchers studying day care facilities in the South have found the facilities to be a significant source for indoor allergen levels. A new study of 89 day care settings in two central North Carolina...More Details

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Slow balls take the swing out of young ball players
May 5th 2005

Exasperated parents practicing throw-and-connect skills with their young children will be relieved to know that their child's inability to hit a slow-moving ball has a scientific explanation: Children...More Details

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Early sexual intercourse, condom use and sexually transmitted diseases
May 3rd 2005

An estimated 12% of boys and 13% of girls have had sexual intercourse by ages 14 or 15, according to a new study based on data that the teenagers reported to a national survey. Using data from the ...More Details

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GIRLS MORE ACTIVE WITH EXERCISE & SPORTS THEY ENJOY
March 21st 2005

INDIANAPOLIS –  The more enjoyable a physical education program can be made for adolescent girls, the more likely they are to be physically active, according to new research in the March issue of Medi...More Details

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teenage highs and lows
March 16th 2005

What risk factors influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana or to move from experimental to regular use? Involvement with other substances (alcohol and cigarettes), delinquency and ...More Details

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EXPLOSION OF CHILD OBESITY PREDICTED TO SHORTEN U.S. LIFE EXPECTANCY
March 16th 2005

It's been assumed that U.S. life expectancy would rise indefinitely, but a new data analysis, published as a special report in the March 17 New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that this trend is...More Details

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NEW STUDY IN PEDIATRICS SHATTERS MILK MYTH Dairy not Needed for Children's Bone Health; EXERCISE IS KEY..
March 11th 2005

WASHINGTON-Dairy products do not promote bone health in children and young adults according to a new scientific review scheduled to appear in the March issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatrics, ...More Details

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WILL YOUR KIDS GROW UP TO BE FAT?
March 10th 2005

BOSTON - New research shows that children between 8 and 15 years old who are in the upper half of the normal weight range are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight as young...More Details

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BODY IMAGE A WORRY - EVEN WHEN YOU'RE ONLY 5!
March 9th 2005

Researchers at Adelaide's Flinders University have found that girls as young as six are already worrying about their weight and thinking about diets. At five years of age girls seem relatively un...More Details

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RESEARCHERS' TEST CAN PREDICT CAVITIES
February 21st 2005

A simple saliva test can predict for the first time whether children will get cavities, how many cavities they will get and even which teeth are most vulnerable, USC researchers say. Developed by ...More Details

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CHILDREN, TV, COMPUTERS AND MORE MEDIA: NEW RESEARCH SHOWS PLUSES, MINUSES
February 11th 2005

Benefits and problems are related to developmental stages, family context A consortium of researchers has reported that very young children's interactions with TV and computers are a mixed bag of opp...More Details

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HOW PARENTS CAN ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO PLAY SPORTS
February 5th 2005

(Adapted from the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) Photograph your child being active Enlarge the photo Frame it Be proud of it! Active...More Details

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CLINIC DEVOTED TO CHILD OBESITY OFFERS NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS
February 2nd 2005

A pediatrician at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a clinic to help families tackle the problem of childhood obesity. Greg Plemmons, M.D., assistant professor of Pedi...More Details

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GRADE SCHOOL VIOLENCE A GLOBAL PROBLEM
February 1st 2005

Bullying, weapon use and sexual harassment in schools are an interrelated, global and damaging problem, especially among grade-school children, according to a new book by professors at the University ...More Details

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YOUNG, MALE, AND INFECTED - THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF CHLAMYDIA
January 26th 2005

While young women are being targeted in the bid to curb the spread of Chlamydia in primary care, young men are all too frequently being ignored, suggests a small study of practice nurses in Sexually T...More Details

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BY AGE SIX, CHILDREN OF OVERWEIGHT MOTHERS ARE ALSO PRONE TO OBESITY
January 24th 2005

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- By age six, children of overweight mothers are fifteen times more likely to be obese than children of lean mothers. The research, at The Children's Hospital of ...More Details

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OVER-EATING AT AN EARLY AGE HAS LONG-LASTING EFFECTS
January 24th 2005

The study, prompted by the large increase in childhood obesity, found that many of the initial effects of over-feeding at an early age remained with rats well into adulthood, regardless of the diet th...More Details

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SEEKING THE BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF DYSLEXIA
January 11th 2005

Neuroscientists in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences are adding fuel to the debate over dyslexia. Most researchers agree that the reading disability stems from an inability to link spe...More Details

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GUIDELINES FOR MARKETING FOOD TO KIDS PROPOSED
January 7th 2005

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today released new Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children, which call on food manufacturers, broadcasters, restaurants, movie studio...More Details

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YOUTH FITNESS LINKED TO DIABETES RISK
December 27th 2004

For adults, weight loss and exercise have long been prescribed to prevent type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Now, Medical College of Georgia researchers have found decreasing body fat and increas...More Details

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POOR FITNESS IN YOUNG ADULTS ASSOCIATED WITH EVENTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS
December 24th 2004

Poor fitness in young adults is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life, according to a study in the December 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medic...More Details

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CONDUCT DISORDER, ALCOHOLISM MAY HAVE DIFFERENT ORIGINS IN TEENS
December 24th 2004

While teenagers who drink also tend to have behavior problems, there is more of a genetic basis to their conduct than there is to the lure of alcohol, a new study on 14-year-old Finnish twins report...More Details

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"ALCOPOP" MARKETING SPIKES DRINKING IN TEEN GIRLS
December 23rd 2004

Results of two nationwide polls conducted by the AMA show that "alcopops," or sweet-flavored malt beverages, are being used by liquor companies as gateway beverages to attract underage girls to drinki...More Details

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PARENTS CAUTIONED TO MONITOR VIDEO GAME USE
December 21st 2004

GALVESTON, Texas—If video games are at the top of your child’s wish list this season, it may be time to lay some healthy ground rules for their use, says Dr. William Zinser, assistant professor of ped...More Details

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TEACHING CANCER PREVENTION TO STUDENTS
December 20th 2004

Richmond, Va. (Dec. 16, 2004) — A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University is using an old tool to teach new information about cancer: the family tree. “A Bridge to Better Health...More Details

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Young People and Physical Activity
December 18th 2004

A new report from the Schools Health Education Unit UK show trends, from 1987-2003, in young people's health related behaviour. Written using data derived from the Health Related Behaviour Questionnai...More Details

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US researchers warn of possible fertility risk to men using laptop computers on their laps
December 13th 2004

US fertility experts today (Thursday 9 December) warned teenage boys and young men to consider limiting the time that they use laptop computers positioned on their laps, as long-term use may affect th...More Details

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Road safety package a hit with high school students
December 8th 2004

“Lots of fun”. “Like a computer game but cooler”. “Really makes you think”. UOW's Dr Gregg Rowland (seated) with Year 7 students who trialled the road safety package -- Elyse Campbell (seated), Dru...More Details

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Does the lack of sleep make you fat?
December 7th 2004

The recent rise in obesity may be partly due to the reduced amount of time we spend asleep, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UK. Dr Shahrad Taheri from Bristol University...More Details

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TV ads during sports depict unsafe behavior and violence
December 6th 2004

HERSHEY, PA–Children watching commercials aired during televised sports events may frequently be exposed to violent and unsafe behavior, a study by a Penn State Children's Hospital physician suggests....More Details

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Grab 'n' go breakfast better serves middle school children
December 6th 2004

Crunched for time, many parents are sending their children off to school without breakfast, but a trial program instituted in a Pennsylvania school may not only feed those in a rush, but better provid...More Details

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Two-thirds of school-age children have an imaginary companion by age 7
December 6th 2004

Imagination is alive and thriving in the minds of America's school-age children. It is so prevalent that 65 percent of children report that, by the age of 7, they have had an imaginary companion at...More Details

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MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDITATION BRINGS BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN
December 3rd 2004

Twenty minutes of daily meditation helped middle schoolers lower their blood pressure and heart rate, a new study from the state of Georgia concludes. Students who used a simple concentration-b...More Details

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Holiday season puts kids at greater risk of injury, UT Southwestern experts offer safety tips
November 30th 2004

DALLAS - Nov. 30, 2004 - The holidays can be a joyous time of year, filled with beautiful home décor, parties with friends and visits to family homes. But this time of year can also be dangerous to ch...More Details

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DEPRESSION IN PRESCHOOLERS Checklist could provide quick tool for screening
November 29th 2004

Young children can get depressed, too. A primary characteristic of healthy young children is their ability to experience joy. Although all children are sad sometimes, preschoolers tend to be inhere...More Details

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Advertising junk food to children works, and parents don’t like it one bit
November 24th 2004

Parents are not happy about television food advertising directed at their children, according to ground-breaking research carried out in Flinders University School of Medicine. Responses from par...More Details

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TIPS FOR KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE DURING WINTER SPORTS
November 9th 2004

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Columbus Children’s Research Institute on the campus of Columbus Children’s Hospital recommend four key safety guidelines—based on the r...More Details

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Sugar Makes Up Large Part of Teen Diets
October 26th 2004

USC researchers conduct a two-year program that replaces sugar with fiber and nutritional carbs in teen-age girls. Overweight Latinas will enroll in the study, supplying details about their diets and ...More Details

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Candy’s not the only Halloween safety concern, Cars, costumes and other hazards should not be overlooked
October 25th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI - While many parents painstakingly inspect the pounds of sugary loot brought home each Halloween, they need to keep in mind that candy tampering isn't the largest concern they face. ...More Details

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OHSU scientists identify key gene that delays female puberty
October 24th 2004

Additional research may confirm gene also is responsible for early onset of puberty in teenage females. SAN DIEGO – Researchers at the OHSU Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have identi...More Details

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Planning can help prevent post-Halloween ‘haunts’
October 21st 2004

HOUSTON – (Oct. 19, 2004) – Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks. Will spooky Halloween images haunt your child until the New Year? “Getting a bit spooked during Halloween is enjoyable for so...More Details

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The Soft Drink Explosion Among Kids
October 21st 2004

The consumption of soft drinks by American youth is increasing. National dietary surveys show that carbonated soft drink consumption more than doubled in youths aged 6 to 17 from about 5 ounces per da...More Details

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Air fresheners can make mothers and babies ill
October 19th 2004

Air fresheners and aerosols can make babie and their mothers il , research from the University of Bristol’s Children of the 90s study has revealed. A number of previous studies have shown that a...More Details

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COLUMBUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UNVEILS NEW PROGRAM TO BATTLE OBESITY
October 12th 2004

First-of-its-Kind "Snackwise" Nutritional Rating System Evaluates the Nutirtional Value of Snack Foods COLUMBUS, OH, October 10, 2004 — With government figures estimating 30 percent of all U.S...More Details

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How the bicycle can help good science lessons
October 8th 2004

University of York finds 'real life' is key to learning Secondary schoolchildren are far more positive about science if they are taught how it relates to real life, University of York researchers...More Details

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Guide to healthy vending machines launched
October 7th 2004

Thursday, 07 October 2004 A new guide on how to set up healthy vending machines and make a profit in secondary schools – selling drinks such as milk, pure fruit juice and water – is launched today b...More Details

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Child's Sleep Disorder May Cause Hyperactivity
October 6th 2004

If adults stay up past their bedtime or do not get a good night's sleep, they are usually worn out the next day. But lack of sleep may have the opposite effect on a child. As many parents know all too...More Details

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Parents struggle to keep their children healthy
October 4th 2004

Almost half (45%) of parents of children from 0 to 15 years old admit to finding it difficult to work out which foods are healthy for their children, according to new research revealed today by DPP: D...More Details

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Asking teens to chart life events helps explain risky decisions
September 29th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Kristy Martyn started out using a detailed timeline of teen-aged girls’ lives as an easy way to track their demographics for research purposes. She was surprised to find that the...More Details

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New Research Suggests Link Between Maternal Diet and Childhood Leukemia Risk
September 27th 2004

A new study suggests that eating more vegetables, fruit and protein before pregnancy may lower the risk of having a child who develops leukemia, the most common childhood cancer in the United States. ...More Details

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Overweight children up to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke before age of 65
September 20th 2004

Overweight children are three to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke before they reach the age of 65 warns the World Heart Federation, an NGO dedicated to the prevention of heart...More Details

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YOUNGER DRINKERS MORE PRONE TO PROBLEM BEHAVIOR LATER
September 19th 2004

Taking a first alcoholic drink at a younger age means a greater likelihood of problem drinking later in life, according to researchers. The likelihood of alcohol abuse or dependence later in lif...More Details

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LACK OF SAFE PLAY SPACE RAISES OBESITY RISK FOR BLACK GIRLS
September 10th 2004

Too much television and too few recreational opportunities mean not enough physical activity and a higher risk of obesity for young black girls, a new study says. “Traffic dangers and lack of a...More Details

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SEX AND DRUG USE INCREASE TEEN SUICIDE RISK
September 10th 2004

Teens who engage in high-risk behaviors involving sex and drugs have significantly higher odds of depression, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than teens who say no to sex and drugs, according...More Details

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Message to Parents: Hold Off on Growth Hormone for Short Kids; Their Friends Like Them Just the Way They Are, Study Finds
September 7th 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A new study counters the prevailing belief that children and adolescents who are extra short have social adjustment problems and fewer friends than children of average height, challen...More Details

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Teen Alcohol, Substance Use Linked to Driver’s License Possession, MU Researcher Finds
August 31st 2004

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For many high school students, obtaining a driver’s license means more fun, freedom and responsibility. However, a license also gives students more opportunities to spend time away fro...More Details

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Teens' Tans May Lead to Trouble Later
August 19th 2004

Teenagers who soak up the summer sun may get that bronze glow they're after, but they may get something else along with it: an increased risk of skin cancer later in life. "As we all know, having a...More Details

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Physical Education vs. Childhood Obesity: Does Your Child's School Measure Up?
August 17th 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - By now, most parents know that good nutrition and regular exercise are keys to preventing childhood obesity. But helping children develop a healthy lifestyle is easier said than d...More Details

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Prenatal cocaine use linked to behavior problems in boys
August 12th 2004

Boys exposed to persistent levels of cocaine in the womb are more likely to have behavioral problems like hyperactivity in their early school years, new research suggests. But girls who had prenata...More Details

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Multimedia Game Helps Kids Eat Better
August 6th 2004

A computer game developed by behavioral nutrition researchers helps elementary school students consume more fruits and vegetables. The scientists are based at the Children's Nutrition Research Center ...More Details

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New Research Calls for Schools to Be More Aware of Head Injuries
August 4th 2004

New research from the University of Warwick examining return to school and classroom performance following head injury reveals that teachers are often unaware of the injury and that children only very...More Details

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CHILDREN CAN HAVE BETTER MEMORY THAN ADULTS (AT LEAST SOMETIMES)
July 20th 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Believe it or not, a 5-year-old could beat most adults on a recognition memory test, at least under specific conditions, according to a new study. Vladimir Sloutsky These finding...More Details

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Young children capable of reporting on their own health
July 19th 2004

One of the most perplexing things about children's health is that parents and children do not agree about it. The importance of obtaining children's perspectives of their own health is the subject of ...More Details

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National Geographic Pushes Junk Food to Kids, Says CSPI
July 18th 2004

‘National Geographic Kids’ Magazine Takes Ads for Fast Food, Sugary Cereals, Candy, & More The National Geographic Society’s once ad-free magazine for kids is now packed with ads for fast food, can...More Details

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Teen birth rate down, youth less likely to be involved in violent crimes
July 15th 2004

Kids more likely to be overweight The well-being of America's children has shown strong gains in some areas but has declined in others, according to a yearly report by federal agencies compiling st...More Details

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EVERYDAY VIGOROUS ACTIVITY INCREASES BONE STRENGTH IN CHILDREN Childhood play promotes bone health; may help prevent osteoporosis later in life
July 11th 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – Young children who engage in 40 minutes of normal vigorous activity each day have significantly stronger bones than their less active peers, according to new research presented in the J...More Details

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CHILDREN OF OBESE PARENTS FACE HIGHEST RISK OF BEING OVERWEIGHT, STANFORD STUDY FINDS
July 7th 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - The factor that puts children at greatest risk of being overweight is having obese parents, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. By identi...More Details

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Study links obesity, other health problems to adolescent binge drinking
July 6th 2004

Heavy drinking during the teenage years begins taking a serious health toll by the time people are 24 years old. A University of Washington study has found that people who began binge drinking at ...More Details

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STUDY: RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY EQUALS LESS SEX, DRUGS FOR SOME TEENS
July 6th 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – High levels of church attendance in the ninth grade may protect some African-American teenagers from getting involved in risky behaviors throughout the rest of their high school care...More Details

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Pediatrician calls for more weight loss programs to treat severely obese teens
July 5th 2004

Bariatric surgery should be last option, says Saint Louis University doctor ST. LOUIS --- If behavior-based weight management programs were more available to adolescents, bariatric surgery could beco...More Details

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GIRLS MORE LIKELY THAN BOYS TO BE OVEREXPOSED TO ALCOHOL ADS IN MAGAZINES
July 5th 2004

CHICAGO—In 2002, underage youth saw more alcohol advertising than adults in magazines, and girls were even more exposed to this advertising than boys, according to a study in the July issue of the Arc...More Details

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On-screen Smoking By Movie Stars Leads Young Teens To Smoke, Says Moores UCSD Cancer Center Study
June 29th 2004

Teenage girls who have never smoked, never even puffed on a cigarette, are far more likely to start smoking if their favorite movie star smokes in movies, according to a 3-year study published in th...More Details

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Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking
June 23rd 2004

MADISON-Doctors are failing to identify smoking status in about half of the adolescent patients seen, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. Physicians addressed tobacco use even less w...More Details

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COOKING WITH KIDS HELPS THEM LEARN
June 15th 2004

AICR Offers Tips and Healthful Recipes Children Can Help Make and Enjoy WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help parents instill in their children sound eating habits and an interest in healthy cooking, th...More Details

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New guidelines announced for recreational physical activity for young people
June 6th 2004

AHA scientific statement DALLAS, June 8 – A new American Heart Association scientific statement suggests that children, teens and young adults with a spectrum of genetic cardiovascular diseases can e...More Details

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Unsupervised Jumping Can Jeopardize Your Children's Health
May 27th 2004

ROSEMONT, Ill - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons wants kids to be safe this summer when using trampolines. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), backyard tramp...More Details

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Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members
May 18th 2004

USC researchers' survey of middle schools students in Los Angeles area shows escalation of smoking risk LOS ANGELES, CA, May 19, 2004 - As if they didn't already have enough to worry about, grownups ...More Details

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UCSD researchers determine fatty liver disease different in obese children than in adults
May 17th 2004

Potentially life-threatening non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children has distinct characteristics, often different from those found in adults, according to a University of Californ...More Details

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Growth Hormone Deficiency
May 4th 2004

Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Growth Hormone Deficiency What is growth hormone deficiency? Growth hormone deficiency, as the name implies, is the absence or deficie...More Details

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Year-round asthma symptoms in kids triggered by parent’s second-hand smoke, U-M study suggests
May 3rd 2004

Children’s doctors should ask parents of asthmatic children if they smoke, and counsel them on quitting, researchers recommend SAN FRANCISCO — Children with asthma whose parents smoke at home are...More Details

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Iron-deficient infants score worse on cognitive and motor tests as teens
April 30th 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests, even if that iron deficiency was identified and treated in infancy, a new Univers...More Details

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YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAMS PROMOTE HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE
April 15th 2004

Health and fitness professionals urged to get involved in promoting youth activity ORLANDO – After-school and other structured youth programs typically lack the amounts of physical activity needed...More Details

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Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids
March 16th 2004

Despite conventional wisdom, simply watching television is not related to a child's weight, but playing video games may be, new research indicates. "Children with higher weight status spent moderat...More Details

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Young People Prone to Type 2 Diabetes Exhibit Alterations in Mitochondrial Activity
February 11th 2004

New Haven, Conn. -- Researchers at Yale have found that decreased activity in muscle mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, may be a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes in young, le...More Details

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School sports don't keep kids away from tobacco
February 3rd 2004

High school athletes smoke only slightly less than their inactive classmates, but use snuff or chewing tobacco more often, says a study drawn from a national survey of American adolescents. About 2...More Details

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UNITED STATES HAS HIGHEST PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT TEENS IN 15 COUNTRY STUDY
January 4th 2004

CHICAGO—In a study of adolescents across 15 countries, adolescents in the United States had the highest prevalence of overweight, according to an article in the January issue of The Archives of Pediat...More Details

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CHILDREN NEED GREATER AMOUNTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN 2004
December 29th 2003

RESTON, VA, December 30, 2003 - - Five years after releasing the first physical activity guidelines for children five to 12 years of age, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NAS...More Details

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YOUNG ADULT FITNESS PROTECTS HEART HEALTH IN MIDDLE AGE
December 15th 2003

YOUNG ADULT FITNESS PROTECTS HEART HEALTH IN MIDDLE AGE Cardiorespiratory fitness in early adulthood significantly decreases the chance of developing high blood pressure and diabetes -- both major ri...More Details

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YOUTH SPORTS LEADS TO INCREASED ACTIVITY IN ADULTHOOD
December 2nd 2003

Contact: Christa Dickey cdickey@acsm.org Jim Gavin jgavin@acsm.org YOUTH SPORTS LEADS TO INCREASED ACTIVITY IN ADULTHOOD Participation in Organized Sports by School-age Children Predicts P...More Details

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Teenagers' friendships, relationships play role in exercise trends
November 12th 2003

Like their taste in fashion and music, teens' exercise habits may be influenced by their friends, says a Purdue University youth fitness expert. "There is an epidemic of obesity among this country'...More Details

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Stanford, Packard Research Draws Links Between Cleanliness, Hepatitis A, Asthma
October 7th 2003

PALO ALTO, Calif-- Contrary to what your mother may have told you, it is, in fact, possible to be too clean. Mounting circumstantial evidence over the past several years has indicated that overly sani...More Details

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CHILDREN CARRYING HEAVY BACKPACKS RISK POOR POSTURE, INJURY
May 27th 2003

Contact: Christa Dickey cdickey@acsm.org Jim Gavin jgavin@acsm.org American College of Sports Medicine 50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA CHILDREN CARRYING HEAVY BACKPACKS RISK POOR POST...More Details

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Effect of Strenuous Physical Activity on Teen's Sexual Risk-Taking Differs Based on Gender, Race and Type of Activity
April 14th 2003

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gender, race and type of strenuous physical activity -- whether on an organized sports team or informal physical exercise -- play a role in the relationship between physical activity ...More Details

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New Study Supports Physically Fit Kids Perform Better Academically
December 9th 2002

RESTON, VA, December 10, 2002—Physically fit children do perform better academically! The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) commends the California Department of Education ...More Details

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Juvenile Arthritis Sufferers Reap Major Benefits From Resistance Exercise Program, UB Study Shows
November 23rd 1999

BOSTON -- New research on the effects of exercise on juvenile arthritis indicates it is OK -- advantageous, in fact -- for these kids to be kids. Children with juvenile arthritis who took part in an...More Details

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