Health Alert: Overweight kids eat fewer calories

(CBS) - Researchers at the University of North Carolina found older kids who are overweight eat fewer calories than normal weight children. Their study shows obese kids eat more when they're young - but when they reach adolescence they tend to eat the same as their healthy peers. Doctors say one reason these children remain obese, even though they're not eating more, is because they're less active.

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(CBS) - Australian researchers say effective training techniques to help infants sleep are safe in the long run. The study looked at two methods: one involves parents briefly checking in the room when their child cries. With the other technique, a parent sits with the baby then slowly leaves the room. Doctors followed up with the kids when they turned 6. They found sleep trained children had the same behavior and emotional health as other kids.

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(CBS) - A new study shows marijuana use may increase the risk of testicular cancer. Researchers at the University of Southern California found men who used the drug on a regular basis were twice as likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease. They also looked at cocaine use and found men who took the drug actually lowered their risk. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 45.


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