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Health News for 06/17/13

June 17, 2013

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Health Tip: If You Have Braces

Eating healthy is especially important when you have braces. That means avoiding sugary foods, which could lead to plaque build-up and tooth decay.
Health Tip: At Greater Risk for Obesity?

Overeating can be a sure ticket to gaining weight and eventually becoming obese.
Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk

Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests.
Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity

Two new studies offer some solace to those who can't control their weight despite diet and exercise by providing more evidence that genetics may play a role in obesity.
Tobacco Laws for Minors May Cut Adult Smoking as Well

Strict controls on the sale of cigarettes to youth may also reduce adult smoking, a new study suggests.
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Being picked on by your brother or sister may seem like a normal part of growing up, but for some kids the bullying may be a source of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from white families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds.
BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study.
Health Highlights: June 17, 2013

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