CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors panel says most children should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior treatment if they need to lose weight.
The new advice from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says recent studies show that children can lose weight if put in rigorous diet and behavior therapy programs. Doctors on the panel say the new advice could transform how doctors deal with overweight children. And they say it should encourage insurers to pay for intensive weight-loss treatment for kids.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
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