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A parent's weight may also play a role in adolescent weight gain

A parent's weight may also play a role in adolescent weight gain

Anti-poverty program substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married

Anti-poverty program substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married

Teens feel most stress before HIV-infected parent dies

Teens feel most stress before HIV-infected parent dies

Mothers' poor health revealed in new study

Mothers' poor health revealed in new study

Cognitive therapy to treat moderate to severe depression works just as well as antidepressants

Cognitive therapy to treat moderate to severe depression works just as well as antidepressants

Iron deficiency can mean women are less in tune with their babies

Iron deficiency can mean women are less in tune with their babies

Weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment available for obesity say experts

Weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment available for obesity say experts

More discrimination directed toward obese shoppers than toward average-weight shoppers

More discrimination directed toward obese shoppers than toward average-weight shoppers

GP's often confronted by Internet informed patients

GP's often confronted by Internet informed patients

Withdrawal smokers feel when trying to quit may not all be due to nicotine

Withdrawal smokers feel when trying to quit may not all be due to nicotine

Study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

Study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together

Location on chromosome 2 that may contain one or more genes that contribute to dyslexia

Location on chromosome 2 that may contain one or more genes that contribute to dyslexia

Researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

Researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

Researchers find that human eyes learn best in an uncluttered setting

Researchers find that human eyes learn best in an uncluttered setting

An overconfident physician will not seek help or may ignore help that is offered

An overconfident physician will not seek help or may ignore help that is offered

American social, cultural, and political-economic contexts govern the structure, efficiency, and operational nature of U.S. health care

American social, cultural, and political-economic contexts govern the structure, efficiency, and operational nature of U.S. health care

Important that menopause not  viewed as a disease

Important that menopause not viewed as a disease

Babies weaned with rusks go on to love foods such as crisps and chips

Babies weaned with rusks go on to love foods such as crisps and chips

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia

Images of brain activity may hold clues to the onset of schizophrenia