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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York asked 111 women and 111 children a series of questions about their age, income and body size. They also measured their height and weight. About 80% of participants were Hispanic. The rest were black, Asian or white.They were shown pictorial images of different body silhouettes representing a range of weights, including underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese and extremely obese. Many heavy-set moms and children think they are slimmer than they actually are, a new study shows. It’s a trend that pediatricians and other doctors have noticed. (USA Today)

Boy, 10, arrested for driving off in parents’ SUV in a snit

*Video (MSNBC)

Two-thirds of alcohol wipes contaminated with bacteria
Two-thirds of tested samples of alcohol prep pads tied to a massive recall, serious infections and death were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, including tainted products from eight of 10 separate lots, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday offered more detail about problems with medical wipes manufactured by H&P Industries Inc., which does business as the Triad Group of Hartland, Wis.

Treatment lets men with HIV use semen for fertility
Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn’t, according to a new review of past studies. Over the last 2 decades, researchers have improved methods of “washing” the semen of men infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Unwashed semen could pass HIV to the woman or their baby. (MSNBC)

What’s in the popcorn? Cinemas would rather not have to say
The nation’s cinema operators are fuming about proposed federal rules that could require them to disclose the calories in their concession food — including popcorn, a highly profitable item for theater chains. Regulators could issue final rules as early as Wednesday that would force movie theaters to post calorie counts for popcorn, pretzels, hot dogs and other prepared foods sold in their cinemas. Packaged foods such as candy already carry nutritional information. (Chicago Tribune)

Women Seeking Abortions in South Dakota to Get Anti-Abortion Advice
The sign out front advertises free pregnancy tests, information about abortion and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. But it is not an abortion clinic — it is home to the Alpha Center, an organization in Sioux Falls, S.D., dedicated to encouraging women to bring their babies to term. A law signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday makes the state the first to require women who are seeking abortions to first attend a consultation at such “pregnancy help centers,” to learn what assistance is available “to help the mother keep and care for her child.” (New York Times)

NYC School to Say Pledge After Parents Complain
City and state rules mandate the pledge in public schools, but many schools in the nation’s largest school system ignore the law, according to the Daily News. (MSNBC)

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