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Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sever’s disease may occur during a growth spurt in children. Sever’s disease is a heel injury that occurs in physically active children. It is a common complaint that causes temporary pain but no long-term damage. Sever’s disease is named after ...

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Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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Teen girls at higher risk OK with emergency department offering pregnancy prevention info

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Adolescent girls receiving a wide range of medical care in the Emergency Department (ED) are receptive to receiving information about preventing pregnancy. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal study

Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown ...

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Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors linked with arterial distensibility in adolescence

The longitudinal study on children and adolescents conducted by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, is unique worldwide. The study shows that cardiovascular risk factors, such as overweight, high blood pressure, ...

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Genes and the environment? Factors, patterns that lead to childhood obesity risk

In the preschool years, children begin to learn from their environment about self-regulation — both in regards to food choices and how to deal with their emotions. When children don’t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies ...

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US aid to combat malaria in Africa is associated with reduced risk of childhood mortality

In a study published in PLOS Medicine, Aleksandra Jakubowski of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, and colleagues show that funding from the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 19 sub-Saharan African countries was associated with a ...

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Ticks Are This Summer's Biggest Health Risk

Getting a bug bite that hurts and itches is a nuisance, but getting a bug bite that hurts, itches, and gives you a disease is what summertime nightmares are made of. In the past several years, mosquito-borne illnesses like West ...

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Risk for binge drinking differs by ethnicities, income and changes with age, study finds

A new study led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor of psychology Tamika Zapolski has found differing risks for binge drinking based on race, income and age. Zapolski found that African-Americans and Hispanics in the lowest income bracket (annual ...

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Children with bedroom TVs at significantly higher risk of being overweight

A UCL-led study of over 12,000 young children in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7 had a significantly higher body mass (BMI) and fat mass (FMI) and were more likely to ...

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