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Skipping Fast Food Boosts Brain Gains
It's called "fast" food, but it could slow kids' brain development. What is actually in that Big-Mac?
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
Energy Drinks May Pose Real Risk to Kids
Energy drinks do give adults an extra jolt. The caffeine in these drinks can be 3x that of a cup of coffee. But that type of energy boost may be dangerous to children.
Teens Lost Most Weight With Combination Training
Exercise is an important tool in fighting obesity in young people. But which type of exercise is the most effective?
More Exercise May Improve Boys' School Performance
Young boys who bike or walk to school or play sports benefit in many ways. Not only are they more fit, but they may even do better in school, new research suggests.
Exercise May Help Kids Focus
Exercise improves health in many ways. And a new study suggests it may help children who have problems focusing at school.
US Kids May Eat Too Much Salt
Cravings for salty snacks can start young, but so can health issues like high blood pressure. A new report found that the sodium intake of US kids may be cause for concern.
Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems
Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.
Consumer Reports to FDA: Bring Back List of Lower-Mercury Fish
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants women of childbearing age and young children to eat more fish that are lower in mercury. But Consumer Reports is taking issue with some of the FDA's recommendations and actions.
Back-to-School Health
Parents around the country are gearing up to take their kids back to school for a new year. Make sure they're healthy when the learning begins.