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The right backpack can ease a child's load
Going back to school can be a pain in the neck -- and back. That's why choosing the right backpack is so important, says Dr. Daniel Hedequist , an orthopedic surgeon at Children's Hospital in Boston. (Boston Globe, 8/13/06)
Weight risk on the rise for infants
Even babies are getting fatter. A Harvard study, the first to document the spread of the obesity epidemic to infants, reported yesterday that Massachusetts children under age 6 have gotten heavier since 1980, but the risk of being overweight has jumped the most for babies under 6 months. (Boston Globe, 8/10/06)
After study of ultrasound's effect on mice, doctors sound a note of caution
WASHINGTON -- Exposure to ultrasound can affect fetal brain development, a new study suggests. But researchers say the findings, in mice, should not discourage pregnant women from having ultrasound scans for medical reasons. (Boston Globe, 8/8/06)
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