In Brief: Dec. 4, 2000

NOT EATING FOR TWO A report in the International Journal of Eating Disorders estimates that as many as a third of women with an eating disorder will continue their unhealthy habits during pregnancy. Restricted food intake is associated with a higher rate of miscarriage and doubles the chances of birth defects. It also increases the mother's risk of osteoporosis later in life, as the nutrient-deprived fetus leeches calcium from her body during the pregnancy.

SIBLING VIOLENCE Child abusers are usually assumed to be parents attacking their kids, but each year more than 36 million acts of physical, emotional or sexual abuse...

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