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New & Now: Obese child placed in foster care, plus more of the latest health news
New & Now: Obese child placed in foster care, plus more of the latest health news

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County places obese child in foster care

An 8-year-old Ohio boy was removed from his family's home and placed in foster care after county case workers determined his mother wasn't doing enough to reduce his weight. The boy is in third grade and weighs more than 200 pounds. This is the first time a child has been taken from a parent for a strictly weight-related issue, though the state of Ohio estimates more than 12 percent of third-graders are obese. |

Canned soup could contain high levels of BPA

Harvard researchers say people who eat canned soup could be ingesting bisphenol A (BPA). The compound is used to line the tin as a coating to prevent rusting and keep food fresh. | BBC News

Anorexic woman will receive treatment

A B.C. woman with chronic anorexia nervosa will receive treatment after B.C.'s Ministry of Health confirmed that the province will cover the cost of her long-term treatment for at least two months. Amber Foster, 30, was one of at least a dozen adult patients recently discharged from an eating disorder clinic despite their failing heath. | CBC News


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