News tagged with childhood diseases

Banning food ads targeted at kids

Researchers from the University of Alberta are leading a charge among Canada's obesity experts and calling on the federal government to ban food and beverage ads that target children.

Mar 21, 2013
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US kids consuming fewer calories, report finds

(HealthDay)—Finally, some good news in the war on childhood obesity: Kids in the United States now consume fewer calories each day than they did 12 years ago, according to a new government report.

Feb 21, 2013
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Poor kids' heaviness linked to less access to yards, parks

(Medical Xpress)—Low-income children may be overweight in part because they have less access to open green space where they can play and exercise, reports a Cornell study of obesity in Europe published in Social Science an ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Lead levels down in U.S. kids, but asthma cases rising

(HealthDay)—Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades, according to government figures released Friday. But the new report on the environment and children's ...

Jan 25, 2013
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