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Mom thrown in jail for breastfeeding while drinking

Mom thrown in jail for breastfeeding while drinking

Mar 27, – A mother, who was thrown in jail and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after breastfeeding her baby while drinking, said she didn’t know she was possibly breaking the law. “I did drink. I did breastfeed,” Tasha Adams told ABC News’ “20/20” in her first on-camera interview. “I didn’t know […]

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Mar 20, – Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a […]

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Schools battling to teach binge drinking, drug taking students

Schools battling to teach binge drinking, drug taking students

Mar 07, – The report by the National Council on Drugs reveals an education system where teachers are battling to get students to pay attention in class after weekends of partying. The council’s chief director, Gino Vumbaca, says the problem extends beyond students trying to concentrate despite Monday morning hangovers. He says they also come […]

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Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Mar 05, – Researchers say practising it can control stress and improve the wellbeing of women having radiation treatment. Yoga may improve the lives of breast cancer patients, a study has found. Simple stretching exercises were able to lessen fatigue, the study showed.  But – when stretching was combined with the breathing, meditation and relaxation […]

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Making drinking illegal before 21 saves lives

Making drinking illegal before 21 saves lives

Mar 04, – Eighty percent of college students say they drink, despite laws making it illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol. Critics of that drinking age say that lowering it would reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths. But that might be wishful thinking, a study says. Researchers from Boston University reviewed scientific literature […]

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Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Mar 01, – Past research has linked passive smoking to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and even hearing loss. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase a woman’s risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy. The study findings were recently published online in the journal Tobacco Control – a […]

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Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Study Confirms

Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Study Confirms

Under the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, also known as the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act, all US states are required to prohibit individuals under the age of 21 from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages. By 1988, all US states had adopted this minimum drinking age. According to the National Institute on […]

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doctors find 44-year-old fetus inside elderly Brazilian woman

Doctors find 44-year-old fetus inside elderly Brazilian woman

Feb 17, – In a story as bizarre as it is deja vu-ish, a 44-year-old fetus has been found in an 84-year-old Brazilian woman. The Daily Mail reports by way of G1 that the discovery came last Friday, when the woman’s intense stomach pains landed her in a hospital in Tocantins state in central Brazil. […]

February 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Meditation helps reduce anxiety and relieve workplace stress

Meditation helps reduce anxiety and relieve workplace stress

Feb 15, – Teachers and support staff working at a school for children with behavior problems felt less stressed after practicing 20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation (TM) twice a day for four months. Regular doses of meditation might prevent work-related stress and burnout, a small U.S. study suggests. But participants “reported feeling less stressed and […]

February 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
CDC: Energy drinks an increasingly frequent source of Caffeine for kids

CDC: Energy drinks an increasingly frequent source of Caffeine for kids

Feb 11, – Researchers from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention found that children and teens are now getting less caffeine from soda, but more from caffeine-heavy energy drinks and coffee. For today’s kids, caffeine in coffee, soda and energy drinks is easier to get than ever before, a new U.S. government study […]

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