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Physical Activity Crucial For Keeping Tweens Healthy

A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds that many overweight adolescents over the age of 9 eat fewer calories than their healthy weight peers. Researchers say a lack of exercise is throwing off the energy balance. They also found that genes may play a role.
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Romney Might Not Order Total Repeal Of Obamacare

After he repealed Obamacare, how much of it would Mitt Romney restore as president? He has dropped several hints. One concerns a patient's ability to keep coverage for pre-existing conditions, which actually dates back to a 1996 law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA.
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When Heat Kills: Global Warming As Public Health Threat

Emerging science shows that people respond more favorably to warnings about climate change when it's portrayed as a health issue rather than as an environmental problem. Should the symbol for danger be a child instead of a polar bear?
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Canada's Food Insecure Find Help, Community Through Facebook

A Canadian mother of five decided to bring attention to the food challenges she and families like her face every day by creating a Facebook group called "Feeding My Family." And now she has more than 20,000 members.
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Let Sleepless Babies Cry (For A While), If They Want To

Researcher say parents don't need to worry about their babies being emotionally scarred by crying while they're learning to sleep. Techniques like controlled comforting and camping out for managing infant sleep are quite OK, they say.

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