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Screen time and kids: New findings parents need to know

BobGrif/iStock(NEW YORK) — The digital age has made screens more accessible and portable than ever. Although the full implications of screen time exposure on young kids whose brains are still developing is not yet known, there is concern that screen use can affect cognitive and language development, lead to problems in school and make some mental health disorders worse. Because …

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High school football captain, born deaf, is true leader on field

Gail Holmes(NEW YORK) — Devin Holmes, a 17-year-old football captain who was born deaf, dominates on the field at Bloomfield High School in Michigan and is headed to play the sport collegiately next year. Communication on the football field, as any sport, is key and Holmes’ teammates on the varsity football squad have learned American Sign Language to help the …

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EPA rules ‘weaken’ protections from coal-related pollution, advocates say

BrankoPhoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced new proposals to regulate pollution from coal-fired power plants on Tuesday, a move advocates say will weaken protections for groundwater and sources of drinking water around the country. The newly announced changes would ease some requirements put in place in 2015 that would have required coal-fired power plants to stop the use of …

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Here’s the story behind the viral illustration every mom is sharing

Paula Kuka / @common_wild(NEW YORK) — If you’re a mom on social media, there’s a good chance you saw an illustration shared more than once last week. It was created by Paula Kuka, who told Good Morning America it was response to an illustration in an Australian newspaper she thinks is unfair to moms. It depicted “a mother looking at …

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Sinus problems turn out to be marijuana man shoved up his nose 18 years prior

BMJ Case Reports(NEW YORK) — A 48-year-old Australian man is breathing easier after a brain scan revealed that his persistent sinus problems were being caused by a package of marijuana he’d shoved up his nose 18 years prior. The patient’s case was described in the British Medical Journal in a report entitled “a nose out of joint.” Years earlier, while …

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Counterfeit prescription pills made of fentanyl are killing Americans: DEA

iStock(NEW YORK) — The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning on Monday about counterfeit prescription pills, saying the pills are “killing Americans.” “Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl,” according to a press release from the DEA. Twenty-seven percent of counterfeit pills seized by the DEA contain “potentially lethal doses of fentanyl,” according to …

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This mom breast pumped during the 2019 New York City Marathon

silkfactory/iStock(NEW YORK) — When Molly Waitz ran across the finish line of the New York City Marathon Sunday, she not only had to carry her finisher’s medal but dozens of ounces of breast milk she pumped along the way. Waitz, 27, of Cutchogue, N.Y., breast pumped during the entire 26.2 mile race. “I never thought I would do this and …

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Country singer Chely Wright reveals she suffered a stroke but thought it was a migraine

Ildar Imashev/iStock(NEW YORK) — One year ago, country singer Chely Wright wasn’t sure if she’d had a stroke after experiencing unknown symptoms. Now, she wants to make sure others aren’t in the same position. She took to social media over the weekend and opened up about her health scare. The 49-year-old country music star wrote about how she was experiencing …

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As states cut vaccine exemptions, skeptical parents may switch tactics

MarianVejcik/iStock(NEW YORK) — When Vermont became the first state in the nation to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccines in 2016, some wondered if parents would claim religious exemptions instead, regardless of whether or not they were religious. Three years later, there’s data to support that theory. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, found that after …

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Mom diagnosed with breast cancer same day she gave birth to first child

Brooke Clay Taylor(NEW YORK) — Brooke Taylor said it was “maternal instinct” during her pregnancy that led her to push her doctor to feel a lump in her breast that resulted in a breast cancer diagnosis on the same day she gave birth to her first child. Taylor, 32, of Oklahoma, noticed the lump in one breast during her pregnancy …

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