JAMA

Early childhood education
Seth Wenig/AP
May 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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A sweetened beverage tax sign.
Matt Slocum/AP, file
Pat Loeb
May 14, 2019 - 11:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP/KYW Newsradio) — A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear. The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into...
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In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 file photo, elementary school third graders run under a rainbow colored tarp during the 15th Annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, in Hutchinson, Kan.
Aaron Marineau/The Hutchinson News via AP
November 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines...
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