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The well-restrained child

Kids should have fun – but in vehicles, they should be properly restrained. This doesn’t mean the same as being good – although being good is also… well… good. Properly restrained is more like being buckled up the right way ...

Drugs from Where?

If you buy your prescription drugs from a U.S. or Canadian company, you can be confident you’re getting the real thing – not a counterfeit. But if you buy through an Internet supplier, can be you sure? At the Food ...

Diabetes – steady and high

The best that apparently can be said about America’s diabetes epidemic is that it’s getting no worse. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saw this in national survey data on about 665,000 adults. Researcher Linda Geiss: “After ...

Who should go no-gluten

We see more foods advertised as gluten-free, and that’s good news for people with celiac disease because it gives them a heads-up to avoid those products. When they try to digest gluten – which is a protein in wheat, rye ...

Teens’ brains on food

A study that looked at teen brain images indicates some teens are more sensitive to food commercials on TV – and that those teens are more likely to gain weight. At Oregon Research Institute, Sonja Yokum examined imaging from 30 ...

The village baby

Does it take a village to raise a baby? A study indicates infants pay a lot of attention to other people than parents and caregivers, such as folks in neighborhood shops and playgrounds. University of Chicago researcher Amanda Woodward tested ...

Under-slept and overweight

Falling asleep in class is not the only problem teens might face if they don’t get enough sleep at home. A study indicates teens who lack sleep may have too much weight as young adults. Researcher Shakira Suglia of the ...

Losing weight, saving money

People with diabetes who can keep their weight down may save money along with their health. At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researcher Mark Espeland saw this in 10 years of data on more than 5,100 overweight or obese people ...

Like Mom and Dad do

Kids learn by example, and the most powerful examples generally are from parents. So a kid might get an idea how important a parent really thinks physical activity is if the parent’s only involvement in physical activity is to drive ...

Kids, school and diabetes

For a parent of a child with diabetes, getting a new school year off to a good start takes more than making sure the child has the right school supplies. People at the school need to know how to handle ...