New Dress Code Targets All Students, Not Just Girls

A school district in Virginia will roll out a brand spankin new dress code this fall that uses completely gender-neutral language throughout with nary a “distraction” mention in sight. It doesn’t target either boys or girls, which is a fresh perspective of how basically every other school district in the country formats its dress code. The Roanoke County School Board, […]

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John Cena: 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?' Did Not Give Me Baby Fever

Not happening! Hosting Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? did not give John Cena baby — or babysitter — fever. “No, I certainly enjoy things that I do at the time that I do them,” the actor, 42, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, June 11, when asked whether the show made him want to spend more time with kids […]

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UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo—which spilled into Uganda this week—is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts say met the criteria to be designated an […]

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Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study enrolled 2,423 adults and was conducted at 22 sites […]

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New evidence: It’s not necessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that it is unnecessary for most patients to fast before having bloodwork done to measure lipid levels to determine risk of future cardiovascular events. Since the 1970s, studies have suggested that fasting and nonfasting before a complete cholesterol test, otherwise known as lipid level testing, may make little difference in […]

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You’re having a heart attack. Why not ask for help?

A perceived inability to act on symptoms could signify a life-threatening situation, according to research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Most deaths from heart attack occur in the first few hours after the start of symptoms. Quick treatment is crucial to restore blood flow to blocked arteries […]

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What you’re not told about ‘secretly healthy’ foods

Food gives us the nutrients we need to survive, and we know a balanced diet contributes to good health. Beyond this, many people seek out different foods as “medicines”, hoping eating certain things might prevent or treat particular conditions. Fancy drinking 200 bottles of red wine?Credit:Shuttestock It’s true many foods contain “bioactive compounds” – chemicals that act in the body […]

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To cheat or not to cheat? Researchers uncover the moral dilemmas of doping

Elite athletes are less likely to take banned substances if they consider the morality of what they are doing, and not just the health consequences of doping, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In the study, conducted in UK, Denmark, and Greece, 1,500 athletes were asked to […]

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Kelly Kapowski's Kid's Book is SO Not From the '90s

Actors Tiffani Thiessen (Saved By the Bell) and husband Brady Smith are the busy co-parents of Harper, 9, and Holt, 4. Now Thiessen and Smith are also co-collaborators of a children’s book, You’re Missing It! published by Penguin Random House. The picture book’s message? Put that phone down already — and just be in the moment with your kids. Thiessen […]

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