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2011-02-04 11:47:42

Childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled in the past three decades, and prior research has linked maternal employment to children's body mass index (BMI), a measure of their weight-for-height.

2011-01-19 19:53:52

Both boys and girls who are victims of bullying, including bullying through e-mail and the internet, are at elevated risk for depression.

2010-12-06 05:55:00

LIVINGSTON, N.J. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX) and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2010-12-01 21:22:48

Most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults.

2010-11-29 04:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis and Ms. Faye H.

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2010-11-17 09:55:00

Working mothers are two-and-a-half times as likely as working fathers to interrupt their sleep to take care of others.

2010-10-01 10:28:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national initiative, the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN), was created this week with a $95 million grant supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

2010-09-22 13:53:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Children's Study has initiated recruitment at 30 additional study locations around the United States.

2010-08-02 16:48:14

A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that at 2 to 4 weeks of age male infants are easier to arouse than females during quiet sleep, and by 2 to 3 months of age there are no significant gender differences in arousability.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.