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More C-sections, induced deliveries causing decline in birthweight across U.S.

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Feb 28, 2020 … BOULDER, Colo. — For decades, birthweights for babies born in the U.S. were rising. But something shifted around 1990, when birthweights of newborns began to plummet. The trend now concerns public health officials who see a less-robust future society if the declining birthweight pattern continues. So what is causing otherwise healthy women to deliver babies…

TV dinners: Kids eat healthier after watching cooking shows with nutritious food

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Jan 06, 2020 … TILBURG, Netherlands — It’s undeniable that people, adults and adolescents alike, are influenced to a certain degree by the television shows and movies they watch. That being said, children are generally more malleable than adults, and tend to take such programs to heart more frequently than the average adult. Now, a fascinating new study has identified…

Children who drink whole milk less likely to be overweight, study finds

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Jan 01, 2020 … TORONTO — Plenty of people opt to drink skimmed milk over whole milk, believing it is healthier and less fattening. While that is certainly true from a purely calorie-based perspective, a surprising new set of research finds that children who drink whole milk are actually 40% less likely to be obese or overweight than kids drinking…

Child’s play: Physical activity in preschool may influence heart health in adulthood

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Nov 29, 2019 … HAMILTON, Ontario — It’s hard for most of us to remember our preschool days at all, let alone recount how physically active we may have been. Of course, fitness isn’t exactly a top priority among parents, teachers, and kids alike in these early days of childhood. However, according to a recent study, perhaps it should begin…

Despite constant health warnings, Americans are still sitting too much

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Sep 04, 2019 … ST. LOUIS — Everybody needs a little couch time every now and then. That being said, many Americans are seriously overdoing it when it comes to sitting and lounging around. According to a new study of 51,000 Americans, most sit for prolonged periods of time nearly every day — despite public health messages warning that inactivity…

Study: Veterinarians, people who treat animals face higher risk of mental health issues

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Aug 14, 2019 … CHICAGO — Spending all day surrounded by dogs and cats probably sounds like heaven for many people, but a new study finds that veterinarians and others who work with animals on a daily basis deal with stressful and emotional events that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety,…

Dogs reduce children’s stress more than parental support, study finds

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May 11, 2017 … GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Past studies have found having pet dogs offer many benefits: they can boost an owner’s sex appeal, and reduce the risk of allergies and obesity in children. Now a new study finds that “man’s best friend” also offer a very therapeutic role for stressed children. Looking to test the widely held belief that dogs provide kids…