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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple and inexpensive changes to school cafeterias can help encourage children to eat healthier foods at lunch, a new study finds. The changes included improving the convenience and attractiveness of fruits and vegetables

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  8. U.S. Children Eating Fewer Calories

    Feb. 22, 2013 -- Here’s a flash of hope for the obesity crisis: Surprising new numbers show that, contrary to common assumptions, U.S. children are not eating more calories. The type of food they are eating, however, has changed in recent years. According to the report from the National Center for H

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  9. Codeine in Children Linked to Serious Side Effects

    Feb. 20, 2013 -- The FDA is again warning of the risk for fatal and life-threatening side effects from codeine in young children who take the drug for pain relief after having their tonsils or adenoids removed for obstructive sleep apnea. The FDA cites reports of three children who died and one who

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  10. Praise Kids' Efforts, Not Their Qualities?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Telling your young children that they are smart may not be all that wise. A new study found that it's probably not helpful for parents to shower their young daughters or sons with commentary meant to boost self-esteem. I

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