In Brief: Apr. 9, 2001

BREAST-FEEDING ALERT This month's British Medical Journal warns that long-term breast-feeding of children may increase their chances of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. The Journal said that after studying 331 young adults, researchers found those who had nursed longer than four months had stiffer arteries than those bottle-fed or breast-fed only as newborns.

TEEN BETTING According to a study by Dr. Durand Jacobs, vice president of the National Council on Problem Gambling, 66% of teens have gambled in the past year. Four kids in an average middle or high school class may be battling a serious gambling problem. Teens are...

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