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Building ‘Breaks’ Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More Weight

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  • September 19, 2017
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Building frequent “breaks” into your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories, uninterrupted, for months on end, according to new weight-loss research from the University of Tasmania in Australia. If the findings can be replicated, the weight-loss method could be a promising and more […]

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AAP Offers First Guidance on Tattoos, Piercings

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  • September 19, 2017
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CHICAGO — In its first clinical report on tattoos and piercings, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance for physicians and parents on talking to adolescents about an increasingly common desire for body art. The AAP report — Adolescent and Young Adult Tattooing, Piercing and Scarification — was developed to address the growing numbers […]

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Why are today’s teens putting off sex, driving, dating and drinking?

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  • September 19, 2017
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When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books. They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen […]

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Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

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  • September 19, 2017
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Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

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  • September 19, 2017
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Just about everyone who’s played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning “You’ll shoot your eye out!” LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 31: Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire at the launch of Dream Toys 2012 at St Mary’s Church on October 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) But in […]

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Why today’s teens aren’t in any hurry to grow up

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  • September 19, 2017
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Teens aren’t what they used to be. The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, having sex or working part-time jobs. And as I found in a newly released analysis of seven large surveys, teens are also now less likely to drive, date or go out without their parents […]

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How San Diego’s Homelessness Crisis Helped Create A Deadly Outbreak

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  • September 19, 2017
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An outbreak of hepatitis A, a dangerous but preventable disease that is spread through fecal contamination and attacks the liver, has gotten so out of hand in San Diego that the county government is handing out plastic poop bags and washing the streets with bleach. The outbreak has killed 16 people and infected 421 since […]

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These Are the Cities Where People Exercise the Most

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  • September 19, 2017
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Exercise is on the rise among Americans, particularly among millennials, according to a new report from Gallup and Sharecare, a health and wellness company. They found that 53.4% of Americans reported exercising three or more times a week, a two percentage point increase from 2008, and a modest increase from more recent years. The new […]

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OxyContin maker asks judge to toss Everett lawsuit

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  • September 19, 2017
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City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

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  • September 19, 2017
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A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill’s manufacturer accountable for damages. Everett, a working-class city of about 108,000 north of Seattle, sued Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma in January, alleging the company knowingly […]

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