Pediatrics

Expert alert: Some common youth sports injuries are avoidable

As fall and winter sports are in full swing, youth athletics will see a rise in injuries. Tens of millions of children and teens participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million sports injuries occur every year.

Overweight & Obesity

Your gut bacteria may predict your obesity risk

(HealthDay)—Bacteria in people's digestive systems—gut germs—seem to affect whether they become overweight or obese, and new research sheds more light on why that might be.

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Interview: UN puts spotlight on 'stunted' kids

(AP)—The United Nations Children's Fund says more than a quarter of children under the age of 5 worldwide are permanently "stunted" from malnutrition, leaving them physically and intellectually weak and representing a scandalous ...

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Add hurricane menu to your storm prep, experts say

(HealthDay)—As Isaac bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, nearby residents should think ahead and look beyond batteries and flashlights when making their hurricane emergency plans, experts say.

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Palm-sized baby among the world's smallest

At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces - less than a soda can - she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world.

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