News tagged with obesity prevalence

Obesity down for low-income preschoolers in many states

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2011, the prevalence of obesity decreased significantly among low-income young children in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a study published in the Aug. 6 early-release ...

Aug 08, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 1

The road to better health for adolescents

From anorexia and asthma to cataracts, diabetes and obesity, illnesses and conditions that develop in middle age very often originate in childhood and adolescence. Evidence suggests that if adolescents had ...

Aug 06, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Report shows some improvements in child well-being

(HealthDay)—Preterm births are continuing to decline and smoking levels are at their lowest ever, but obesity has remained stable and diet quality still falls short of recommendations, according to the ...

Jul 12, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Health of nation reviewed with focus on emergency care

(HealthDay)—Recent trends in the health of the nation are described, with particular focus on emergency care, in the 36th annual report published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and ...

Jun 03, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0