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FOCUS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH KIDS INSTEAD OF WEIGHT


English: Healthy eating pyramid similar to tha...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHY EATING WITH KIDS INSTEAD OF WEIGHT

Teens whose parents have talked to them about losing weight or the importance of being thin are more likely to try unhealthy weight-control measures, like skipping meals or taking laxatives, than those whose parents have raised the issue of healthy eating. While this does not prove that parents provoke these unhealthy behaviors in their children by discussing weight, it does suggest that focusing on healthy eating instead could send a more positive message and could result in better outcomes. More… Discuss

World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year


World Population to Reach 7 Billion This Year

Throughout much of history, the global human population grew slowly, reaching 1 billion in about 1800. The world’s population has increased rapidly since that time, growing by about 4 billion in the past 50 years alone. Later this year, it is expected to cross the 7 billion mark, and according to UN projections, 10 billion people will be crowding the planet by 2100. Nearly all population growth for the next few decades is expected to be in underdeveloped regions, straining their limited resources. Meanwhile, the populations of more developed countries will remain flat, meaning there will be fewer working-age adults to support retirees living on pensions. More… Discuss

Boys That Bully More Likely to Beat Partners Later


Boys That Bully More Likely to Beat Partners Later

US researchers say new findings show a link between schoolyard bullying and later domestic abuse, highlighting the importance of addressing bullying behavior in childhood. Thirty eight percent of the men in a recent study who admitted to abusing their partner physically or sexually within the past year also said they had frequently bullied their peers in school. The association was even stronger than for other risk factors linked with domestic violence, such as having suffered abuse as a child. More… Discuss