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MAY 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until at least six months of age because it can reduce babies' risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

Since the 1990s, suicide rates among elementary-age black children have nearly doubled, while suicide rates among white children have fallen, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study examined statistics for children between the ages of 5 and 11 from 1993 to 2012, and found that while the overall suicide rate among this age group ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Childhood Bullying Victims Are More Likely To Be Overweight And Ill As Adults

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, according to a study by British psychiatrists. Researchers found that just over a quarter of women who were occasionally or frequently bullied as children were obese at ...

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MAY 17, 2015 - Washington Times

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Former military leaders warn on childhood obesity levels

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former military leaders say obesity is the leading reason young people in Alabama cannot join the military. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Allen Peck and other officials plan to unveil a report Monday with a state-by-state breakdown showing the proportion of young adults ineligible for military ...

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MAY 11, 2015 - Health Canal

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Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth. The finding comes from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study’s results suggest the need for effective counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood ...

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