Fewer of America's Poor Kids Are Becoming Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates among poor kids may be declining, U.S. health officials report. The number of severely obese 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) increased to slightly more than 2 percent of all kids from 2000 to 2004, but…

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Poor Credit Scores, Poor Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You know that poor lifestyle choices today can affect your health tomorrow. But according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, there’s another surprising predictor of future illness: your financial health. Scientists looked at the health records of 1,000 people from birth to…

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For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that will surprise few, new research shows that minorities and the poor suffer more stress than their wealthy, white peers. That additional psychic burden may translate into poorer mental and physical well-being, and longevity is ultimately affected, the American Psychological Association report suggests. “Good health…

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