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Obesity Affects Breast Milk Production in New Mothers

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Obese pregnant women see a delay in breast milk production. In Your Health Minute, Breast milk production might be delayed in women who are obese. A new study tracked the timing of first lactation in over 200 new moms. Obese women were more likely to have their breast milk come in late than their normal weight peers. Researchers say newborns…

Underweight Women Enter Menopause Earlier

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Underweight women have an early menopause. In Your Health Minute, researchers at the University of Massachusetts looked at data from nearly 80-thousand women. Those who were underweight in their teens, 20’s or 30’s were much more likely to reach menopause by age 45 than normal weight women. Early menopause is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, cognitive decline…

Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

1/1Amazon Key Show Caption Hide Caption NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t want Amazon boxes sitting on the porch? The company hopes you’ll let a stranger inside to drop them off. Amazon said Wednesday it’ll launch a service called Amazon Key next month that will let people allow the door to be unlocked when they’re not there so packages can be…

More Schools Turning Playground into Green Spaces

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Turning playgrounds into ‘green spaces.’ In Your Health Minute, studies suggest access to green schoolyards is valuable to children and their families. Green spaces are becoming more popular. Green schoolyards, which may include outdoor classrooms, nature trails, vegetable gardens and more, are typically open to the public after school hours. Researchers found these areas increased outdoor play, family engagement and…

Botox for Children Appears to Help with Migraines

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Botox appears to help young children with migraines.   In Your Health Minute, A small new study finds botox may help kids and teens with hard to treat migraines. Nine children were given botox injections in the front and the back of the head and neck every 12 weeks. All of them had fewer migraines each month and their headaches…

Stephen Hawking PHD Thesis Crashes Web Site

GOOD NEWS, YOU CAN NOW READ STEPHEN HAWKING'S PH.D THESIS… IF YOU CAN GET IT TO LOAD

1/1Good news, you can now read Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D thesis–if you can get it to load. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis is now available to the public. That’s if you can get the web page to load. The University of Cambridge released the British scientist’s 1966 PHD thesis. However, not long after it went live,…

A 15-Year Old Girl Is Recovering After Shark Attack

AUSTRALIAN GIRL WAS RESCUED BY FATHER AND BROTHER

1/5GIRL SURVIES SHARK ATTACK Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Thumbnail_7 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Thumbnail_8-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Thumbnail_5-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Thumbnail_1-1 Show Caption Hide Caption A 15-year old Australian girl is recovering after being rescued from a shark attack by her father and brother. The 15-foot great white shark struck from beneath a kayak Sarah Williams was…

More Girls Engage in Self-Harm

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Study reviews statistics on self-harm. In Your Health Minute, self harm is becoming an increasing problem among teenage girls. New research in the U-K found cases of self harm rose almost 70 percent in just three years. The study also found girls are three times more likely to self harm than boys. Kids and teenagers who self harmed had a…

Many LGBT Employees say they Feel Bullied

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  LGBT workers say they are being bullied. A new survey reveals 40 percent of LGBT workers feel bullied at the office. The poll, conducted by Career-Builder, included over three thousand full time workers. Many LBGT employees said they were falsely accused of mistakes they did not make or were picked on for their appearance. One in five said being…

Want to Live Longer, Walk!

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A little walking produces big effects. Walking could help you live a lot longer. A new study finds regular walking, even for just two hours a week, lowered the risk of an early death, compared to inactivity. Walking was especially effective in reducing deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Experts say walking is the perfect exercise because it is simple,…