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Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...If your child is old enough to have teeth, he's old enough to have tooth problems. For infants and toddlers, the biggest threat to dental health is baby bottle tooth decay. Here's what you need to know about this common -- but largely preventable -- problem.

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Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Many prepackaged dinners for toddlers contain high amounts of salt, and many toddler and infant snacks, desserts and juices contain added sugar, a new study found.

"It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium (salt)," said study leader Mary Cogswell, a researcher at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In addition, a substantial proportion of toddler food, and infant and toddler snacks -- even those we don't think of as sweet, like toddler meals and salty snacks -- contained at least one added sugar."

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Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Is measles really back?

That's the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood disease that was declared eliminated from the United States 15 years ago continues to spread.

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No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Mothers who get an extra boost during labor with the medication oxytocin don't face a higher risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.

If a woman giving birth stops progressing during labor, she might receive oxytocin (brand name: Pitocin) as "augmentation." This drug is a synthetic version of the oxytocin hormone involved in birth. It helps push labor along, increasing the likelihood that the cervix will continue dilating. But the hormone may have other effects, too.

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