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Young children's oral microbiota could serve as early indicator for obesity

Young children's oral microbiota could serve as early indicator for obesity

Two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks do not disrupt learning and teaching

Two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks do not disrupt learning and teaching

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

Common household cleaners could make children overweight by changing gut microbiota

Overweight mothers more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner than healthy weight women

Overweight mothers more likely to stop breastfeeding sooner than healthy weight women

Overweight and obese women can safely limit weight gain during pregnancy with diet and exercise

Overweight and obese women can safely limit weight gain during pregnancy with diet and exercise

Children with autism have highest frequency of rapid weight gain in first six months of life

Children with autism have highest frequency of rapid weight gain in first six months of life

Rapid weight gain during infancy may put children with ASD at increased risk for obesity

Rapid weight gain during infancy may put children with ASD at increased risk for obesity

Parent’s positive behavior during play time may help child maintain lower BMIs

Parent’s positive behavior during play time may help child maintain lower BMIs

Type 2 diabetes on the rise among youngsters

Type 2 diabetes on the rise among youngsters

Access to soil increases mice's resistance to allergic inflammations

Access to soil increases mice's resistance to allergic inflammations

Sleep timing and quality can influence dietary behaviors of school-aged children

Sleep timing and quality can influence dietary behaviors of school-aged children

Red blood cells contribute to cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes

Red blood cells contribute to cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes

60 percent not breastfed in the first hour of life

60 percent not breastfed in the first hour of life

Scientists discover new potential target for treating diabetes

Scientists discover new potential target for treating diabetes

Studies highlight issues regarding black lung, opioid overdose, police violence and more

Studies highlight issues regarding black lung, opioid overdose, police violence and more

Study gives insight into why some people may be more prone to overeating than others

Study gives insight into why some people may be more prone to overeating than others

Connection between self-regulation and obesity appears to be different for girls and boys

Connection between self-regulation and obesity appears to be different for girls and boys

Exploring local data helps develop targeted approaches to fight childhood obesity

Exploring local data helps develop targeted approaches to fight childhood obesity

Obesity risk appears to be lower in children whose mothers followed healthy lifestyle

Obesity risk appears to be lower in children whose mothers followed healthy lifestyle