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Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

Unsweetened 100 percent juice drinks represent just 38 percent of children's drink sales

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk

Gastric Bypass Linked to Lower Risk for Major Birth Defects

Major birth defects recorded in 3.4 percent of infants born to mothers with gastric bypass surgery

Children With Autism Found to Have Higher Risk for Obesity

Obesity seen in 22 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

Across all sex and racial/ethnic groups, linear decrease seen in self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide plans

2009-2015 Saw Breastfeeding Up for Most Races/Ethnicities

Disparities in breastfeeding rates increased between black, white infants from 2009-10 to 2014-15

Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

In sex-comparable sports, concussion rates higher for girls; girls also had more recurrent concussions

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Obesity rate has held steady in recent years