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USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards

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Even in the remote Faroe Islands, some children have high levels of perfluorinated compounds in their blood. The chemicals may interfere with the immune system. Stig Nygaard/Flickr hide caption

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Common Chemicals Could Make Kids' Vaccines Less Effective

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People stroll down a street in Montpelier, Vt., last summer. In 1995, 13.4 percent of Vermonters were considered obese. The figure climbed to 23.5 percent in 2011. The latest national data suggest the obesity epidemic has plateaued, however. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Obesity Epidemic May Have Peaked In U.S.

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Eliminating junk food from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders, a paper shows. Tarah Dawdy via Flickr hide caption

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For Kids With ADHD, Some Foods May Complement Treatment

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Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future

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Experiences in youth shape our health in old age. That's the key lesson from the world's longest-running medical study. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Poked And Prodded For 65 Years, In The Name Of Science

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