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When Schools Report Students' Weight to Parents, Changes Seldom Happen, Study Finds

Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children. Credit: John Moore, Getty Images So, your kid got an B- in math, a C in science and totally flunked when it came to his weight last...Researcher says schools should be more pro-active when it comes to notifying parents of obese children.

Overweight Moms, Children Think They're Thinner Than They Really Are, Study Shows

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Nearly half of moms with fat kids thought their children were at a healthy weight. Credit: Getty Images
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New study says nearly half of moms with fat kids think they're kids are at a healthy weight.

Parent's Stress Has Major Impact on Children and Family, Survey Finds

Studies show parents' stress has a big impact on kids. Credit: Corbis Think you're good at hiding your stress from your children, or that your kids aren't affected by your freak-outs? Sorry, they're on to you. Parents tend to unde...Feeling stressed? Join the club -- and make room for your kids, too.

Higher Obesity Risk for Children Watched by Grandparents

As busy working parents with two young children, my wife and I have often considered leaving our kids with their grandparents instead of daycare. When they were really young, it seemed like the rational choice. Our kids would be supervised by lovin...

Obese Children May Be at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Your cheerfully-chubby child may already be developing a risk for heart disease, according to an article published today in the online version of Pediatrics. Being overweight as a child may be more dangerous than many people realize. "We see ...

Depressed Girls More Likely to be Overweight than Boys

There's a link between depression and obesity in girls, a new study shows, but depressed boys don't have the same risk of becoming overweight. In the findings, reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers administered stress tests to...

Tall Kids More Likely To Be Heavy Adults, Study Says

A new study shows that tall third-graders are at risk for adult obesity. Credit: aussiegall, Flickr
Being taller than average may put kids at risk for adult obesity, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicin...

Economy Driving Moms to Drink

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Times are tough all over. For so many of us, incomes have decreased while expenses have not. Where bill-paying used to involve sitting down to write some checks, it can now resemble a workout...

Big Babies - Are They An Obesity Risk?

Both of my girls were born in the 95th percentile for height and weight. At one month, my firstborn was still gaining rapidly. "If she keeps this up," I remember our pediatrician saying, "She's going to be a six feet tall by age four." She isn't,...

Maternity Wards Make Way for Obese Mothers

According to a recent survey of hospitals in the UK, obesity among pregnant women has become more than a health issue for these moms and their unborn children. It has also become a logistical problem in that some women get so large that they cannot f...

Weighty pregnancy makes for weighty baby

According to new research, women who gain too much weight during pregnancy run the risk of delivering fat babies. Of 40,000 U.S. women studied, one in five was found to be overweight during pregnancy and running the risk of delivering a baby weighin...

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So your mother-in-law is driving you to drink. How to deal. -- AlphaMom Got a bun in the oven? Find the perfect Halloween costume for your pregnant self. -- Babble Cold and flu season has officially arrived. Here are some facts that might surprise yo...

Books are good for body as well as brain

It's important for kids to read in order to become well-rounded, knowledgeable adults and positive members of society. It turns out there's another benefit to reading -- it can lead to weight loss. Scientists at Duke Children's Hospital in North ...

South Korea to pay for gym memberships

The United States isn't the only country with a problem of childhood obesity, it seems. Apparently, South Korea is battling the problem as well. In fact, the situation is bad enough that the government there is planning to do something about it -- th...

Kids meals priced by weight

The management of the Oulton Hall Hotel near Leads in the UK have an odd sense of humor. They thought they would have a 'bit of fun' and make parents pay for their children's Sunday dinner based on weight. Not the weight of the food the child consume...

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