Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 — Larger portions and oversized tableware do contribute to overeating, a new study reports.
Eliminating jumbo servings of foods and beverages could reduce caloric intake among Americans by 29 percent, British researchers…
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Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 — Catching the flu early in pregnancy doubles the risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect, which is why getting a flu shot is so important for women who are expecting, the March of Dimes warns.
But despite the…
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ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 — Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals.
This can create a significant delay in the diagnosis of…
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Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 — Natural and man-made disasters can put children’s health and development at risk for years to come, a new report from a leading group of pediatricians suggests.
“Disasters touch the lives of millions of children every year,…
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Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 — For people diagnosed with a type of cancer called acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), social and economic factors can affect the odds of survival, a new study shows.
“As physicians, we often emphasize more of the biology of…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
NYC Mandates Salt Warnings on Chain Restaurant Menus
Sit down at a chain restaurant in New York City and you’ll soon see warnings about the…
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Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active

– To help make sure that kids get enough exercise, encourage physical activity all day long.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

Having a physical education class in school each day for at least 30 minutes. This should be…
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