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Kids may not offset extra exercise at school

Aug 12 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who exercise at school don't make up for the extra effort by being less active at home, according to a new U.S. study that used accelerometers to track kids' activity levels.

Fresh, unprocessed baby foods tied to less allergy

Aug 09 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies in a new study that looked at overall diet patterns instead of just specific foods.

More fit patients likelier to survive heart bypass

Aug 01 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in better shape heading into bypass surgery are less likely to die shortly following the procedure than those who are less fit, according to a new study.

HPV tied to higher esophageal cancer risk

Jul 31 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of previous research links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal cancer.

Siblings of disabled kids may have problems functioning

Jul 30 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have a sibling with a disability are more prone than other kids to having troubles with relationships, behavior, schoolwork or recreational activities, according to a new survey of parents.

Weedkillers tied to depression in farmers

Jul 26 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Farmers who used weedkillers were more than twice as likely to be treated for depression than farmers who didn't use the chemicals in a new study from France.

Cardiac rehab may benefit oldest patients

Jul 25 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise-based rehabilitation programs for heart patients are tied to health benefits even among the most elderly, according to a new study.

No clear benefit of single incision surgery: ob-gyns

Jul 24 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Research so far has not found obvious advantages to minimally invasive surgery involving just one cut, according to a leading organization of women's doctors.

Epilepsy drugs in pregnancy tied to kid's delays

Jul 23 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with epilepsy who take anti-seizure medication while they are pregnant are more likely to later report delays in their child's development and autism symptoms, according to a new study from Norway.

Non-stick chemicals not tied to childhood growth

Jul 19 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies' early exposure to chemicals used in non-stick and stain-resistant products was not linked to small body size at age seven in a new study from Denmark looking at the chemicals' effects on growth.

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