diabetes 

California Mom Delivers 14-Pound Baby

The last thing you want to hear someone say while they're delivering your baby, staring down at your exposed uterus is, "Oh my God!" But that's exactly what a nurse said when Richard Sault, Jr. arrived in the world. The reason for her exclamation?...

Breast milk lacks vitamin D

Is there a downside to breastfeeding? A new report from the New York Times might have you thinking so. In a recent article, several studies monitoring a lack of vitamin D in infants might support that breastmilk is not enough to prevent things like...

Does an obese pregnancy lead to an obese child?

Several studies in a recent New York Times article entitled "Honey, I Plumped the Kids" seem to be pointing in that direction. As we all know by now, human beings are getting bigger--and by bigger, I really mean fatter. In 2005 it was estimated...

British schools ban the word "obese"

Officials in the UK have chosen to ban the word "obese" from letters being sent to parents about their children's weight. Instead the parents of these children will receive a letter saying such children are "very overweight." The move is being called...

Angelina Jolie battles gestational diabetes

A giant battle robot willing to destroy her family homestead to take her out? A hit-man husband ordered to terminate her? Stealing sixty classic high-end cars in one night? None of these are any match for the star of such films as Tomb Raider, Mr....

Parents choose faith over science

In what is perhaps the most heated of debates about our children, our beliefs and our medicine, a girl has died after her parents chose prayer over doctors. The girl suffered from a rare form of diabetes. Madeline Kara Neumann, 11, of Wisconsin,...

"Diabulimics" skip insulin to be thin

Doctors have noted the behavior for a while now, but it's recently become so widespread, it has finally been given it a name: diabulimic. Diabulimics are diabetics who give themselves less insulin than their body requires to break down food. The...

Reduced TV time doesn't make your kids more active

In a recent study of more than 10,000 children aged 10 to 15, researchers found that reduced TV time doesn't effect a child's likelihood to exercise. This is a shame, as -- just in case you've been living under a rock -- hours spent watching TV or...

Don't hit your kids

Add this to this list of reasons that smacking your kid around makes you a horrible person. Not only does child abuse effect a mental health well into adulthood, but a recent study has found that children who suffer abuse have an increased risk of...

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