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Targeting parents along with overweight kids benefits both

(HealthDay)—Using a behavioral intervention to target preschool-aged overweight children and their parents is efficacious for both children and parents, according to a study published online ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cubii under-desk elliptical trainer lets you pedal to fitness at work

For workers who are sat at a desk all day, health and fitness can be a concern. There are various solutions for desk-based workouts, such as the OfficeGym chair attachment and Active Desk workspace/exercise ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Sense sleep sensor monitors your zzz's and wakes you up at the best time

You're lucky if you can sleep easily and wake up feeling refreshed all the time -- some people need a bit help to get a good night's rest from apps and gizmos, like this new device called Sense. ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Engadget

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare—pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation. But according to researchers at the University of Florida, ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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A high-fat diet could impede sense of smell, scientists claim

Dining on a diet of fatty foods reduces our ability to smell, scientists have claimed.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from The Independent

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Organic foods may contain extra antioxidants

Contrary to previous studies, a new analysis finds that organic crops have nutritional benefits over conventionally grown foods.

Fri 18 Jul 14 from ScienceNews

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Is coffee aggravating your hot flashes?

(HealthDay)—Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests.

Fri 25 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Room for improvement in elementary school children's lunches and snacks from home

Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Friedman ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Waistlines of US kids seem to be holding steady, study finds

(HealthDay)—The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates.

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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