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Watching TV May Mean More Snacking For Kids
Spending a lot of time in front of a TV or computer screen can promote inactivity, especially in children. And inactivity may mean other unhealthy habits.
Obese Children Might Become Poorer Students as Teens
Childhood obesity can negatively affect a person's physical and mental health throughout life. It's possible that the condition might even be a barrier to academic and career success.   
Watching How Much Kids Watch TV
Children who spend a lot of time watching TV are more likely to be overweight, according to past research. But parents can make a difference.
Vodka Martinis Do Risk Baby's Health
When a pregnant woman drinks a martini, her fetus is exposed to the alcohol. Researchers have just confirmed that even small amounts of alcohol could seriously affect the baby's health.
Bedroom TVs Predicted Youth Weight Gain
By the time they reach adolescence, many children have a television in their bedroom. These bedroom TVs might reveal something about their weight.
More Activity Tied to Less Pain in Kids with Arthritis
For kids with arthritis, painful joints can limit activity. Trying to sort out the relationship between pain and activity in these kids could mean better therapies and quality of life.
Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects a person’s central nervous system. Here’s some basic information about MS and how it can affect daily life.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.