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Alcohol Risk to Fetus is Highest at End of 1st Trimester
Any drinking during pregnancy increases the odds of fetal alcohol syndrome, but the risk to the fetus is highest if a pregnant woman drinks during the second half of her first trimester of pregnancy, a new study finds.

Health Sector Takes on Childhood Obesity
As one of the many outgrowths of the sweeping federal health care law, health insurers and employers must now pay the cost of screening children for obesity and providing them with appropriate counseling.

NJ Parents Say Mentally Disabled Girl, 3, Denied Transplant; Experts Say Situation is Complex
The parents of a 3-year-old New Jersey girl say she’s being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities, but experts caution the situation may be much more complex.

Fat Dad, Fat Kids: New Research Points to Fathers’ Influence
If you want to predict whether a baby is going to have a weight problem, new research suggests, look at his or her dad.

Tiger Tamer! Study Challenges Theory that Asian Parenting Makes Kids Succeed
Prof. Desiree Qin takes on ‘Tiger Mom’ author Amy Chua over harsh discipline in study at Stuyvesant HS that finds Chinese-American students more anxious and depressed.

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