• Kids' and Teens' Health News


  • Apr
    7
    More US Children Severely Obese Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation's pediatric weight problem. Severe obesity, which sets kids up for a lifetime of health problems, has increased over the p Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly 20K to Lifetime Medical Costs Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Over a lifetime, direct medical costs for an obese 10-year-old will be nearly $20,000 higher than those of slimmer peers, according to new research. That translates to a whopping $14 billion in additional direct U.S. medical costs over a lifetime for today's obese 10-year-ol Read Article »
    Mar
    28
    Overweight Teens Dont Share in LifeExpectancy Gains Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Gains in life expectancy don't extend to adults who were overweight or obese as teens, according to a new study. The average lifespan in the United States has increased by more than a decade since 1950, to nearly 79 years for someone born in 2011, the researchers said. But ris Read Article »
    Mar
    17
    TV Computer Time Tied to Heavier Less Happy Kids Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Kids who spend more time plunked in front of screens may become unhappier, new research suggests. Meanwhile, mothers who devote the most effort to monitoring their kids' exposure to computers and TVs could prevent them from putting on extra pounds. The findings in a pair of n Read Article »
    Mar
    11
    Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Besides the well-known problems associated with being overweight at a young age, a new study suggests that obese teen girls tend to do worse in school than those with a healthy weight. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 children in the United Kingdom and found that gi Read Article »
    Mar
    6
    Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens who get too little sleep are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, a small study suggests. Researchers assessed the health, physical activity levels and sleeping habits of 37 obese American youngsters, aged 11 to 17. Among the study participants, onl Read Article »
    Mar
    6
    Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens
    (HealthDay News) -- It might seem surprising for a condition with "hyperactivity" in its name, but a new study finds that kids who had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood were more likely to be inactive and obese as teens. Researchers followed nearly 7,000 children in Finlan Read Article »
    Mar
    3
    TV in Childs Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain
    (HealthDay News) -- Children who have a TV in their bedroom are likely to gain weight. But kids who play active video games might lose unwanted pounds, according to two new studies. "In an age of widespread childhood and adolescent obesity, technology is clearly the proverbial double-edged sword Read Article »
    Feb
    28
    Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity
    (HealthDay News) -- High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that children in low- and middle-income families will be overweight, according to a new study. That's because when the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables rise, families with less money may purchase them less often Read Article »
    Feb
    25
    US Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off
    (HealthDay News) -- Obesity still looms large in the United States but the scale's relentless climb may have leveled off, according to the latest results of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. One-third of adults and 17 percent of children and teens are obese, said CDC resear Read Article »
    Feb
    25
    Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks
    (HealthDay News) -- Overweight children exposed to high levels of certain household chemicals may be more likely to develop certain risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, according to new research. Scientists found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), used in stain and water repellan Read Article »
    Feb
    18
    Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese children who break their arm just above the elbow are more likely to suffer complex fractures and have complications after surgery than normal-weight children, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 350 children, aged 2 to 11, who underwent surgery after t Read Article »
    Feb
    17
    Clues to Obesity Found in Infants
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies with hearty appetites grow faster and might be genetically predisposed to obesity, according to new research. In two linked studies, British researchers found that infants with greater appetites grew faster during a 15-month span, increasing their risk for obesity. The Read Article »
    Feb
    11
    PeerLed Healthy Living School Intervention Deemed Effective
    (HealthDay News) -- A peer-led healthy living intervention in elementary schools is effective for reducing central adiposity and improving healthy living behavior knowledge, according to research published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Pediatrics. Robert G. Santos, Ph.D., from the Government of Manitoba Read Article »
    Jan
    30
    Higher Odds of Teen Obesity for Overweight Kindergartners
    (HealthDay News) -- Incident childhood obesity is more likely to occur at younger ages, with overweight 5-year-olds four times as likely to become obese compared to their normal-weight peers, according to research published in the Jan. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Solveig A. C Read Article »
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    4/16/14 - Wellmont Health System, Eastman Chemical Company and Food City leaders say Healthier Tennessee and its Small Starts tools are transforming lives and improving the state’s well-being. Executives for these companies encourage other businesses, as well as individuals, to use these resources.

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    4/15/14 - For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.


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