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1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption President Trump signed two proclamations today that significantly reduce the size of Utah s “Bears Ears” and “Grand Staircase-Escalante” National Monuments, marking the largest ever withdrawal of federally protected lands in the U.S. Bears Ears will be reduced down to around 200,000 acres from 1.35…

Children With Dogs Protected against Eczema and Asthma

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What do to if you’re allergic to your dog.   In Your Health Minute, Dogs might protect against childhood eczema and asthma. New research shows babies born to mothers who had a dog during their pregnancy had a lower risk of eczema until the age of 10. But, dogs had two different effect on children with asthma. Contact with bacteria…

Study says Doctors could Prevent Some Peanut Allergies

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Doctors not advising parents on how to possibly cure peanut allergies in children. In Your Health Minute, new guidelines suggest giving infants traces of peanuts to help prevent an allergy but many doctors don’t follow them. Surveys from 80 pediatricians show only 11 percent regularly discuss the topic with parents. And…nearly half do not refer high risk children, like those…

Childhood Peanut Allergies Increasing

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More children diagnosed with peanut allergies. In Your Health Minute, A new study reveals childhood peanut allergies have increased 21 percent since 2010. In fact, nearly two and a half percent of kids in the U-S may have an allergy to peanuts. Researchers also found an increase in tree nut allergies. Black children had nearly double the risk of nut…

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…

Is Your Child’s Costume Safe

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Make sure kids costumes are safe. In Your Health Minutes, with Halloween less than a week away, your kids have probably started planning their costumes. Safety experts are reminding parents to choose costumes that are bright reflective and flame resistant. Consider using makeup or decorative hats instead of masks because they can limit or block kids vision. It’s important to…

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…