Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents’ perceptions and their children’s weights.
One study found that no matter a child’s actual weight, those whose parents believed they were overweight gained more…
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Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — For all those parents who fret about how quickly their baby will learn to walk, read up.
British scientists report that toddlers who can walk, run and jump by the time they are 18 months old may have stronger bones as…
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Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure.
The findings stem from a review of 17 studies conducted around the world. Each assessed a possible link between blood…
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Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease may have more “leaks” in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests.
Known as the blood-brain barrier, it’s made up of tightly joined…
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Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — Only half of parents of children with asthma fully understand the use of their youngsters’ asthma medications, a new study finds.
A survey of parents of 740 children with probable persistent asthma found just 49 percent knew…
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Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren’t first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds.
“Four in five of this diverse group of…
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Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.
After a traumatic brain injury, children require…
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Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States.
The study found that it’s most common among people whose ancestors came from India’s Punjab region. Previously,…
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Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 — Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare chronic liver disease called primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).
The disease causes the liver’s small bile ducts to become…
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