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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/18/2014

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New Statistics Show Gestational Diabetes Cases Increasing

Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.

06/25/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/16/2014

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Study: Junk Food Can Cause Laziness

According to a recent study, not only does eating too much junk food lead to obesity, it can also make you mentally slower or less motivated.

04/09/2014

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Nevada Among Least Obese States

A new Gallup Well-Being poll takes a look at obesity rates in all 50 states.

03/06/2014

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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.

09/18/2013

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Childhood Obesity Rate Falls In Nevada

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fewer Nevada children are overweight.

08/07/2013

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UNM Prof: ‘Obese’ Grad Applicants Lack ‘Willpower’

A University of New Mexico psychology professor is under fire after he tweeted that people battling obesity don’t have the willpower to finish doctorate degrees.

06/04/2013

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Fewer Nevada Kindergartners Are Overweight

A new report from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shows that Nevada kindergartners are less likely to spend long hours in front of a TV, and fewer of them are overweight.

05/17/2013

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Study: Cash Can Bribe Dieters To Lose Weight

Willpower apparently can be bought. The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9 pounds — four times more weight than others who were not offered dough to pass up the doughnuts.

03/07/2013

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