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Nearly half of parents argue with grandparents over how to raise their children

Nearly half of parents argue with grandparents over how to raise their children

In families where grandparents spend time with their grandchildren, 43 percent of the children’s parents report clashes with the grandparents over parenting choices and household rules. Topping the list of conflicts are disagreements over discipline (noted by 57 percent of parents), meals and snacks (44 percent) and television and screen time (36 percent), . It involved a nationally representative sample of 2,016 parents with at least one child age 18 or younger. On discipline, 40 percent of parents say grandparents are too lenient, but 14 percent say they are too strict. Other areas of...

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Losing 13 percent of your weight could lead to big improvements in your health

Losing 13 percent of your weight could lead to big improvements in your health

If you’re obese, starts you on the path to better health, but new research finds that losing 13 percent of your weight may make a good-size dent in your chances of developing several unhealthy conditions. For instance, the odds of developing Type 2 diabetes were at least 42 percent lower among obese people who lost that much weight than for those who did not lose weight, according to a from the European and International Congress on Obesity.The research was based on eight years of data on 552,953 middle-aged adults who were obese and intentionally lost weight (meaning their weight loss did...

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During pandemic, growth of U.S. adults with mental health issues jumps to 53 percent

During pandemic, growth of U.S. adults with mental health issues jumps to 53 percent

A growing number of U.S. adults are struggling with mental health issues linked to worry and stress over the novel coronavirus, increasing from 32 percent in March to 53 percent in July, according to a new report from the . Those experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, for example, reached 40 percent this summer, up from 11 percent a year ago. In addition, a similar assessment from the found that, by late June, 13 percent of adults had started or increased alcohol consumption or drug use to help cope with , and 11 percent had seriously considered suicide in the past month — a number...

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Only 40 percent of U.S. adolescents are aerobically fit, new research finds

Only 40 percent of U.S. adolescents are aerobically fit, new research finds

Less than half of American adolescents are aerobically fit — about 40 percent, according to a from the American Heart Association. These young people have what is known, in medical terms, as good cardiorespiratory fitness, referring to the body’s ability to supply oxygen to muscles to produce energy during physical activity. The AHA report says that cardiorespiratory fitness is a key indicator of physical fitness and overall health, and that aerobically fit youths will probably have longer, healthier lives. The 60 percent of adolescents who lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness — which the...

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