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Creating healthy sleep habits in infants could help prevent childhood obesity

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US research out this week suggests that teaching parents techniques to help encourage healthy sleep habits in their children could help to prevent obesity. The team studied the use of the intervention using data from the INSIGHT study (Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories),...(more) 



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Travel Tips: How to Get Your Passport in Order

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What you need to know about renewing your passport and getting a visa. 



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Federal judge blocks Florida law to end abortion clinic funding

a shared story    1 hour 12 minutes ago
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked parts of a new Florida law aiming to cut off state funding for preventive health services at clinics that also provide abortions, acting shortly before the restrictions took effect on Friday. U.S. District Judge...(more) 



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Social Q’s: When Pals Bash Their Spouses, Should You Speak Up?

a shared story    1 hour 12 minutes ago
Also, what to do when you are cooking for an empty kitchen, dealing with an unanswered condolence letter and how to give a very belated wedding gift. 



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The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton, Just in Time for the Fourth

a shared story    1 hour 12 minutes ago
After digging deep into their storage rooms, four institutions are showing off what they’ve got related to the country’s new favorite founder. 



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Civilians fleeing Iraq's Falluja should not be 'coerced' to return: aid agencies

a shared story    2 hours 12 minutes ago
By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Civilians who have fled Falluja should not be coerced to return because of poor conditions in displacement camps or by Iraqi authorities, aid agencies say, as insecurity remains rife and explosives have not been cleared in the city....(more) 



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Q&A: How health-boosting crops could benefit 1 billion people

a shared story    3 hours 12 minutes ago
By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food economist Howarth Bouis is a man with a very big mission: to get staple foods fortified with health-improving vitamins and minerals to 1 billion people in the developing world by 2030. U.S.-based HarvestPlus, the program he founded...(more) 



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Children in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria face death from hunger unless aid arrives soon: UN

a shared story    4 hours 12 minutes ago
Tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria will die of malnutrition this year unless they receive treatment soon, the United Nations said on Friday after reaching areas of the country previously cut off from aid by Boko Haram violence. Over the last year Nigeria's army,...(more) 



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Well: A Call for Action on Toxic Chemicals

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A coalition of top doctors, scientists and health advocates is calling for more aggressive regulation of chemicals found in household items. 



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UK drugs regulator halts approvals for Indian clinical trials firm

a shared story    5 hours 12 minutes ago
By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - The UK's healthcare regulator has suspended marketing approval for a widely used antibiotic that had won clearance based on clinical trials conducted by India's Quest Life Sciences, due to concerns over the integrity of trial data. The Medicines and Healthcare...(more) 



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Battling P.T.S.D., One Mile at a Time

a shared story    5 hours 12 minutes ago
William Alvarez has struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder since losing his legs during the war in Vietnam. His recent interest in hand cycling has helped him cope. 



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Stop eating raw cookie dough says FDA, as it could make you sick

a shared story    6 hours 12 minutes ago
Bad news for lovers of cookie dough, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines advising fans of the sweat treat to stop eating it due to its potential health risks. The news comes following an investigation by the FDA and the Centers for...(more) 



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