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Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems

(University of California - Irvine) Children who have been in the US foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems -- ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity -- than children who haven't been in foster care, according to a University of California, Irvine sociologist.
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