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To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise. That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth. --------------------...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
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Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
Some 2 million Americans adolescents experienced a bout of major depression last year, but only about a third of them got any help in dealing with the sadness, irritability, anxiety, guilt and loss of interest and energy that are the hallmarks of such...
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools. In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
Eric Carle's famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has become a foot soldier (well, a many-footed soldier) in the war against child obesity. The storybook character, beloved by parents and children since he emerged from an egg -- pop! -- on a...
Tags: Ice Cream, Healthy Diet, Politics, Chocolate Cake, Bill Clinton
Associated PressThe lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90% of U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those results, to be published online Monday in the journal...
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity. "Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
Opinion L.A.One of my favorite songs about childhood is Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown," especially these lyrics: I was 8 years old and running with a dime in my hand Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old......
GreenspaceEnvironmental health groups are now looking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher standards on fluoride in drinking water, building on a decision Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to lower the...
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