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2012-06-18 23:09:17

Adults agree on top children's health issues regardless of political party affiliation, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health During this presidential election season, there will be plenty of debate between the candidates on the issues. But when it comes to childhood health concerns, a new poll shows many adults agree on the top priorities they want to see the candidates address: childhood obesity and bullying. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital...

2012-06-18 11:55:20

The world population is over seven billion and all of these people need feeding. However, the energy requirement of a species depends not only on numbers but on its average mass. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health has estimated the total mass of the human population, defined its distribution by region, and the proportion of this biomass due to the overweight and obesity. Up to half of all food eaten is burned up in physical activity. Increasing...

2012-06-15 11:50:05

Study Finds Similar Patterns in Epidemic´s Movement Across United States and Marketing and Distribution of Food Products An international team of researchers´ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America´s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic´s geography and food...

Sugary Drinks Don't Add To Childhood Obesity
2012-06-15 10:04:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com A new study by Canadian researchers finds that children and youth who consume sugary drinks do not have any higher risk at becoming obese when compared to their peers who drink healthy beverages. The project was conducted by looking at the relationship between beverage consumption of Canadian children between the ages of two and 18 as well as their risk of obesity. The children were measured by their height and weight to track any changes. The findings...

Obesity Affects Math Performance In School
2012-06-15 05:53:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com New research has found that obesity is linked to many health problems and, based on a recent study, affects performance in math studies as well. The project was a collaborative effort among the University of Missouri, Columbia (UM); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of Vermont. Sara Gable, a researcher and an associate professor at the UM Department of Nutrition and Exercise, looked at 6,250 children from the Early...

2012-06-14 07:01:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Childhood obesity rates have risen over the past 40 years and have been associated with many health problems. Now, a new study shows that children´s weight and their math performance are linked. The longitudinal study was conducted by researchers at University of Missouri, Columbia, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Vermont. They reviewed a national represented sample of more than 6, 250 children from the Early Childhood...

2012-06-13 14:34:52

Socioeconomic status across one's lifetime is related to weight gain and risk of obesity in African American women, according to a new study led by researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. These findings currently appear online in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The researchers followed 23,601 African American women under the age of 55 from 1995 to 2009. These women were participants in the Black Women's Health Study, a follow-up study of the health of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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