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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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Low-income mothers risk obesity to feed children

Mothers who financially struggle to provide food for their families tend to put themselves at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, according to Penn State sociologists.

Mar 15, 2012
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Study: Infant formula ads reduce breast-feeding

The World Health Organization said a study has found that Filipino mothers who have been influenced by advertisements or their doctors to use infant formula are two to four times more likely to feed their babies with those ...

Nov 03, 2011
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The best hospitals are run by physicians

Top-performing hospitals are typically ones headed by a medical doctor rather than a manager. That is the finding from a new study of what makes a good hospital.

Jul 06, 2011
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