Oncology & Cancer

Tube versus IV feeding in malnourished pediatric cancer patients

About 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients experience malnourishment during treatment. At that point, patients and families have a choice: tube feeding or IV nutrition supplement. Which would you choose? A study published ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity

U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

Pediatrics

Cardiac disease risk factors prevalent among U.S. teens

(HealthDay) -- From 1999 to 2008 the prevalence of several cardiovascular disease risk factors remained stable among U.S. adolescents, but the burden of risk factors is still considerable, according to a study published online ...

Health

How to best help your child lose weight: Lose weight yourself

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and The University of Minnesota indicates that a parent's weight change is a key contributor to the success of a child's weight loss in ...

Health

Milk Is America's top source of much-needed vitamin D

America needs more vitamin D. It's one more reason to grab another glass of milk, according to new research presented at the Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, California. Milk is the primary source of vitamin D ...

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