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Daily News Roundup

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Women snub HPV vaccination
Only one third of 10,000 women ages 9-26 who received the first HPV shot returned for the other two injections in a study conducted by The University of Maryland presented at the American Association or Cancer Research and Cancer Prevention meeting.  (ABC News)
Reusable grocery bags, made in China, found to contain lead, fueling calls for FDA investigation
An Empire State Consumer Project Report revealed on Sunday that there were high of lead found in Wegmens’ reusable grocery bags. Bags with high levels of lead are often made in China of non-woven polypropylene or are decorated with lead-laden paint. No other stores have found their bags to be dangerous, but are on the lookout.  (NY Daily News) 
Women with high job stress face heart risks
A study found that women who work high-powered stressful jobs are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those who incur less job strain.  This has been the case for men for decades, but now that nearly half of the nation’s workforce is comprised of women a new study of both sexes was necessary.  (Fox News)
Less salt for teens means healthier adults
Based on results of a computer modeling analysis, researchers projected that a 3,000-milligram reduction in sodium by teenagers could reduce hypertension by 30 percent to 43 percent when they become adults. (Fox News)
Study: Major acne problem may raise suicide risk
Since the 1980s Isotretinoin has been sold under names including Accutane, Roaccutane, Clarus, Decutan to treat severe acne.  There had been a common belief that the medication causes depression, but now Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found that it may be the condition itself causing emotional disturbances. (Washington Post)

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Leftover Breast Milk? Waste Not, Want Not

Friday, October 15th, 2010

These days, everyone is looking for ways to go green. Whether it’s by shopping organic, recycling batteries, or carpooling to work, people around the world are trying their hardest to preserve the environment. Well,’s very own Julie Knapp, writing for our friends over at Inhabitots, brings the “waste not, want not” philosophy to new levels as she ponders the use of breast milk in recipes the entire family can enjoy. (After all, some research suggests that adult consumption of breast milk may be beneficial to the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and diarrhea.) From yogurt and butter to risotto and French toast, Knapp tosses out ten clever ways to use leftover breast milk, a controversial practice that’s already taken off in Switzerland and China.

Knapp’s headline asks the burning question: “Yum or Yuck?” Click through the slideshow here and then tell us: What do you think about using breast milk in adult food? Let us know in the comments below!

Are you doing enough to teach your kids about the importance of the environment? Take our  quiz to find out!

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