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Fight against childhood obesity will live on

Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act could become not-so-healthy following Monday’s announcement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue …

There’s a Dangerous Racial Bias in the Body Mass Index

U.S. Childhood obesity obesity epidemic<p>At 73, Kanta Patel is contending with a host of chronic health conditions. In 2004, she went for a physical …

More evidence of a connection between working parents and childhood obesity

Longer hours at the office may be causing your child to gain weight.<p>New research suggests that when both parents are working and away from their …

Could An 'Exercise Pill' Solve Asia's Growing Obesity Problem?

With new riches come new woes: As developing economies and their populations become wealthier, they are also becoming more overweight.<p>Considered to be a health issue of grave concern in countries such as Thailand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, obesity presents a staggering obstacle to societal …

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Percentage of teens and young children hospitalized for suicidal thoughts doubled from 2008 to 2015, study finds

From 2008 to 2015, the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions more than doubled, according to data presented Sunday at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco.<p>The study, led by Gregory Plemmons, an associate professor of pediatrics …