A main cause behind childhood obesity in Latinos is a lack of nutrition knowledge, brought on by cultural teachings and language barriers.
Last year, the total number of reported illnesses spread by ticks was 59,349, up from 48,610 cases in 2016. Lyme disease made up three-quarters — almost 42,743 — of the cases in 2017. That’s an increase from 36,429 in 2016.
The study not only found that a high proportion of infants do not sleep through the night by the time they are 6 or even 12 months old, it also found that interrupted sleep had no effect on the babies’ cognitive or physical development.
The findings suggest that “people infer personality traits from body shapes in systematic and reliable ways,” researchers say, even though those inferences have no basis in fact.
Despite all the benefits of exercise, only 26 percent of men in the U.S., 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the recommended levels of physical activity.
Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States, and both vitamin D and fish oil have been hyped as preventive cures for a host of medical ailments.
The staff at Sanford Bemidji were so pleased with the First Steps results that they worked to make the program available to other rural hospitals.
Fortunately, corporal punishment is losing favor among parents in the United States.
Teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis, but often aren’t given the tools to help.
Researchers decided to investigate Goop’s claim that jade eggs were used in ancient China. They found no evidence for the claim.
People who had the surgery were 67 percent less likely to die from any cause during the five years after their surgery, the study found.
In 1888, Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian physician, arrived in St. Paul to study leprosy because of the high number of Norwegian immigrants in the state.
These startling findings underscore the widespread lack of scientific literacy among Americans.
Only one in three African-Americans who need mental health care receives it, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
Researchers found that the incidence of heart attack was higher on days with lower air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity and fewer hours of sunshine.
Getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables has long been a major goal of health officials.
This study is one of the first to look at how children under 10 perceive experiences of discrimination and how those perceptions affect their development over time.
The researchers recommend that residential neighborhoods take specific measures on Halloween to lower the risk of pedestrian injuries.
Higher levels of cortisol were also associated with less volume in certain areas of the brain. Cortisol’s production in the body increases in response to stress.
“This struggle was very hard for me,” Diggins said. “It made me feel awesome to be able to overcome my eating disorder and succeed as an athlete.”