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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check
A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories. Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was …
US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010. Last year, there were 34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers aged 15-19, a nine percent drop from 2009 and the lowest rate in the nearly 70 years such data has …
Video Games Might Be Warping Our Minds — Health Check
Is your kid hooked on video games? New research says simple brain-wiring may be to blame. Brain scans conducted on 154 teenagers who played video games at least nine hours per week found the structure and activity in the part of the brain associated with reward processing was larger than in those wh…

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