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  1. 1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 teenagers and young adults has coerced or forced a peer to engage in some form of sexual activity, and violent pornography is partly to blame, according to a new study. The study of more than 1,000 young people

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  2. Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Professional athletes may be known for their fitness, but the foods they endorse are usually less than healthy, a new study finds. The study found that food and beverages promoted by the likes of Peyton Manning and Serena Williams a

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  3. Many Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- About 14 percent of infants in the United States frequently share a bed with other people, and this life-threatening practice has more than doubled since the early 1990s, a new study says. The survey of nearly 20,000 caregivers

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  4. Motrin Infants Formula Recalled

    Sept. 9, 2013 -- About 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, which is used to treat fever and aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger, are being recalled because they may contain tiny plastic particles, Johnson & Johnson says. The recall covers three lots of Motrin Infants' Drops Or

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  5. Obese Kids, Weight Loss, and Eating Disorders

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders -- including anorexia and bulimia -- and a new study highlights how this can happen. These problems may not be diagnosed quickly, because pa

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  6. Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study. That's because commercial foods are predominately sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional benefit over breast or

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  7. Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The use of electronic cigarettes -- or e-cigarettes -- by U.S. middle and high school students more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, federal health officials reported Thursday. And, rather than using electronic cigarettes as

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  8. Screaming at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who discipline their teenagers with a hostile brew of screaming, cursing and name-calling may ultimately be doing far more harm than good, a new study reveals. An analysis involving nearly 1,000 two-parent families and t

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  9. Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike fast-food advertisements geared toward adults, which feature burgers and fries, those targeting children focus more on free toys, movie tie-ins and other giveaways, according to a new study. In light of their fi

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  10. Simple Strategies Not Always Enough for Bedwetting

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- While techniques such as fluid restriction can help some children who have problems with bedwetting, alarms and medications are more effective, a new study finds. "Simple behavioral therapies such as rewarding the child for d

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