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Hey Moms, It Could Be Your Fault Your Kid Is Overweight

Childhood obesity is soaring. In fact, about a third of US children are currently overweight or obese — and a new study may reveal one big cause.

Researchers found toddlers who have a poor relationship with their moms could be twice as likely to be obese by the time they turn 15, possibly because they tend to turn to food as a substitute for motherly comfort.

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10 Tips to Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012

Want to help your kids get in shape this year? It could be easier — and a lot more fun — than you think.

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Morning Mix Show Notes 12/27

How often do you hit the drive thru? It's true! Men take longer than women to get ready for work and how to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

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Nurture Your Baby Now for Better Relationships Later — Health Check

Want to make sure your new baby will have healthy relationships later in life? Nurture the bond you have with him or her now.

A new study with 75 kids over a 20-year period found those with secure emotional attachments to their mothers were later better at resolving and recovering from relationship conflicts and enjoyed more stable, satisfying ties with romantic partners in early adulthood.

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Amazing Teenager May Have the Cure for Cancer

At 17 I was chugging a six pack and praying to get a C on my history test. This amazing young woman has made a major scientific breakthrough and won herself a wad of cash in the process.

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Kevin Federline Didn’t Learn His Lesson The First Time – Off to Another Weight Loss TV Show

Britney Spears' ex-hubby is again trying to shed the weight. Kevin Federline as you might remember was on "celebrity Fit Club" on VH1. Even though he slimmed down on the show and got back to his dancer "figure," he put the weight back on. Now K-Fed is on the Australian version of CFC called "Excess Baggage."

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Could This Be the Perfect Diet for the Holidays?

One concern I always have around the holidays is gaining weight. When researchers did this study, I'm pretty sure they didn't have the holidays in mind, but this sounds totally manageable and it's just in time if you want to get a jump start on your New Year's weight loss goals.

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Working the Night Shift May Literally Increase Your Risk of Diabetes — Health Check

All you ladies out there now have an excuse for getting out of working night shifts. A new study indicates women who work these hours could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Who knew?

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New Study Shows How ‘Jersey Shore’ Is Actually Harming Society

Many haters of ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Teen Mom 2,’ ’16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Real World’ have always somewhat jokingly said these shows are harming society. Turns out they might be right, at least when young ladies are concerned. A study released on Wednesday by The Parents Television Council (PTC) shows that females in these shows engage in 88 percent of the sexual dialogue and insult each other more than the men.

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Older Women Are in Luck! Mammograms Work Better for Them

Are mammograms actually effective? Several conflicting studies have come out in the past few years, leading some to pose this question. Don’t fear though ladies. An even newer study from Dutch researchers indicates that they do work, but older women might be getting more out of them.

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Rihanna Put on 24-Hour Health Watch

Reports are saying Rihanna has been put on a 24-Hour health watch and is on a strict curfew since having a meltdown backstage during Thanksgiving weekend.

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‘More Fish… Less Alzheimer’s,’ Says New Research — Health Check

Researchers have narrowed down the task of warding off Alzheimer’s disease into a simple one — eating more fish.

In a new study, 260 people with an average age of 71 were followed to see how much fish they ate and how it was prepared. The results showed those who ate baked or broiled fish on at least a weekly basis were much less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild mental impairment.

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