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Violence, sex, and profanity increased significantly in movies between 1992 and 2003

Violence, sex, and profanity increased significantly in movies between 1992 and 2003

Genetic mutation is a major contributor to type 1 diabetes

Genetic mutation is a major contributor to type 1 diabetes

Role of environmental risks in the development of autism

Role of environmental risks in the development of autism

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

Obese parents are the greatest influence for childhood obesity

75% of parents admit their children still see televised violence at least once a week

75% of parents admit their children still see televised violence at least once a week

The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000

The number of pediatricians in the United States rose by 140 percent between 1978 and 2000

District of Columbia child health assessment and immunization campaign

District of Columbia child health assessment and immunization campaign

Celiac disease may affect 3 million Americans, ten times higher than previous estimates

Celiac disease may affect 3 million Americans, ten times higher than previous estimates

Increased consumption of artificial sweeteners and of high-calorie beverages is not the sole cause of obesity, but it may be a contributing factor

Increased consumption of artificial sweeteners and of high-calorie beverages is not the sole cause of obesity, but it may be a contributing factor

Women delay AIDS with vitamins B, C and E

Women delay AIDS with vitamins B, C and E

Higher incidence of SIDS at weekends, especially in younger infants

Higher incidence of SIDS at weekends, especially in younger infants

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

100,000 child deaths ever year caused by outdoor and indoor air pollution, unsafe water, lead and injuries

100,000 child deaths ever year caused by outdoor and indoor air pollution, unsafe water, lead and injuries

Urgent action needed across Europe to tackle childhood disease related to environmental conditions

Urgent action needed across Europe to tackle childhood disease related to environmental conditions

Mothers infected with HIV who breast feed risk infecting infants

Mothers infected with HIV who breast feed risk infecting infants

Couples with higher education and earnings more likely to marry

Couples with higher education and earnings more likely to marry

Prenatal factors may play a role in autism

Prenatal factors may play a role in autism

U.S. adolescents more likely to engage in violent behavior than youth in other countries

U.S. adolescents more likely to engage in violent behavior than youth in other countries

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Fibroid tumors lack crucial structural protein

Fibroid tumors lack crucial structural protein