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  1. Q&A With Nick Lachey

    Entertainer Nick Lachey, 39, says being a new dad surprised, delighted, and challenged him -- and gave him something new to sing about. You have two nephews. Did that experience prepare you for having your own son, Camden? "To some extent, yeah, in that any experience you have is good. I mean, at le

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  2. Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Small kids who are given large plates and then allowed to serve themselves take more food and consume more calories, new research finds. The study used 41 first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary school to test whether adult

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  3. Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day were less likely to be overweight than their peers who ate the traditional three squares. Looking at 11 past studies, Greek rese

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  4. More U.S. Couples Living Together Vs. Marrying

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds. And they live together longer than couples in the recent past, and many more get pregnant before marriage, acc

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  5. Most Restaurants' Kids' Meals Unhealthy: Report

    Too many kids' meals served at major chain restaurants in the United States still contain too much salt and fat and too many calories, according to a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The consumer advocacy group analyzed thousands of kids' meals and found that fried chicken fi

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  6. Does Too Much TV Make Kids Antisocial?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that time spent play

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  7. 4 in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Child development experts advise parents not to introduce solid foods, such as baby cereal, into an infant's diet until the infant is at least 4 to 6 months old. However, new research suggests that about 40 percent of parents a

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  8. Child Health Experts in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage for same-sex couples -- and the right for all parents, regardless of their sexual orientation, to adopt or provide foster care -- is the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children, according to ch

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  9. Katherine Heigl: Actress, Mom… and Animal Rescuer

    Katherine Heigl still remembers her first love. He was older, dark-haired, infinitely patient, and known by the Southern-gentlemanly moniker "Ben Davis." For years, he was Heigl's best friend. He even tolerated it when "Katie" stole his food and chewed on his ears. Ben Davis was a black Labrador ret

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  10. Q&A With Chris O'Donnell

    You’re the youngest child in a family of seven kids, and now you’re father to a brood of five, ranging from 5 to 13. What’s the best part about belonging to a big family? Your family unit is your own world, all the drama and hilarity, all the personalities. Yes, you’ll have close friends, but your f

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