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    Pet Poll Shows Democrats Lead Republicans by Substantial Margin
    With the 2012 presidential campaign heating up, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine which of the 44 US president's last names were most common among pets. All totaled, more...
     
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    The American Dental Association (ADA) and PopCap Games today announced the results of a new survey targeting trick-or-treating children (ages five to 13) in the US, looking at kids’ views and perceptions of Halloween. Approximately 94 percent of all American children participate in trick-or-treating, and 65...
     
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    A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has found that people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet...
     
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    According to a new article released by Fox News, young children are likely to catch anywhere from six to ten colds per year. This number increases as temperatures drop and fall and winter approach. These fairly routine illnesses often make it difficult for parents to determine whether they should send their child to...
     
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    As most college freshmen in America have already settled into their routines during the fall semester, many may be experiencing unprecedented weight gain. Although the myth of the "Freshman 15" has echoed throughout university halls for years, the truth behind the concept has not been proven until recently...
     
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    Sambazon, the pioneer in organic Amazon superfoods, has unveiled a new effort, “Knowledge Is Bliss,” to promote food label transparency and California Proposition 37. As part of the movement, the company has released a quick and simple “Shop Smart” checklist of the top four ways consumers can...
     
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    Report provides guidance to pediatricians about organic foods
    A clinical report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlighting the many attributes of organic foods provides guidance to parents confused by conflicting marketing messages regarding healthy food choices for their children. Calling the report a major milestone for the organic sector,...
     
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    With significant new findings on the positive effect of daily vitamin regimens released this week by Brigham and Women's Hospital and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is more evidence than ever to demonstrate it is the small, everyday steps consumers take that can have the...
     
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    Vegetarian Diets can be Healthful and Nutritious
    Experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian diet can be healthful and nutritious but vegetarians need to pay particular attention to protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12 in their diets, according to the nation's nutrition advice, MyPlate. Millions of vegetarians turn to milk for many of these key...
     
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    Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by pediatric researchers.  Furthermore, when parents perceive themselves to be stressed, their children eat fast food more often, compared to children whose parents feel less stressed. "...