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Approximately eight percent of US children have some kind of food allergy, researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine reported in the journal Pediatrics. Almost 40 percent of those with a food allergy have a history of severe reactions, while around 30 percent are allergic to several foods, the authors added.

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that a quarter of high school students drink at least one soda a day, though m

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