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Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, May 5, 2014

How positive motivation can help overweight kids …and how diabetes is affecting the next generation.
The number of U.S. children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased significantly between 2001 and 2009.
The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows type 1 diabetes increased 21 percent and type 2 diabetes jumped 30 and a half percent.

A Canadian study finds less than 2 percent of healthy urban children receive dental care by age 2.
Researcher found kids who had never been to a dentist were more likely to have used a bottle longer and have more sweetened beverages.

Another pediatric study finds a motivating doctor can help overweight children lower their body mass index.
Over a 2 year period, the doctors used techniques such as reflective listening and shared decision making to help their patients get to a healthier weight.


(Alexis Christoforous, CBS News)


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