August 11, 2014

One in Three See No Problem

1 Parents Clueless About Their Kids’ Obesity

UC San Diego researchers report that almost one-third of the parents of children whose excess weight has become a health issue have no idea that their child even has a weight problem. The study involved over 200 parents whose family doctors advised them to take the obese child to a weight-loss clinic, and it found that 31 percent of them had believed their child to be in very good or excellent health at the time, while 28 percent considered the child's weight to be perfectly healthy. The study also found that while 61 percent of the parents voiced plans to improve the child's diet, only 41 percent also intended to increase the child's exercise activity, and that the parents' ability to convince the child to adopt a healthier lifestyle fell dramatically after the age of fourteen.

More at Sfchronicle.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: US Youth Clueless About Their Weight

Tags: Causes of Childhood Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Parents of Overweight Children, Parents Unaware of Child Obesity

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Genius Gone at Age 63

2 Comedian Robin Williams Commits Suicide

Comedian and actor Robin Williams has died from suicide due to asphyxia, reports CNN. He was 63. Williams, who had been suffering from severe depression, was pronounced dead today at 12:02 p.m. in Northern California. Marin County deputies responded to the emergency call placed after the actor was found unconscious in his home. He was last seen alive at 10 p.m. Sunday. Williams, a stand-up comedian, became famous depicting an alien in the TV show "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to 1982. Recently, Williams portrayed an advertising genius in "Crazy Ones," which first aired on CBS last year. On this Twitter page, the actor described himself: "Actor, Comedian, Cyclist, Retired Mime."

More at CNN | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: First Annual U.S. Comedy Awards Held

Tags: Depression in Men, Robin Williams Suicide, Robin Williams Death, Depression Symptoms

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