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Autism Advocates Say New Sesame Street Character Is Making Big Impact

For everyone else, understanding autism can help make us more compassionate and capable of comfortably answering questions our kids may ask about their special-needs friends like lovable Julia. On the other hand, they do not want people to perceive autistic children as completely different. A new muppet is headed to Sesame Street - and the fact she "does things a little differently" can hopefully reduce the stigma of autism, according to USA Today.

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Researchers develop simple test for postpartum type 2 diabetes risk following

This type of diabetes affects not just a woman's pregnancy but also the health of her baby. The researchers, keen to find a way to predict postpartum type 2 diabetes , tested the parameters that trigger the development of type 2 diabetes .

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Is processed meat a 'cancer-causing substance'?

Nearly a quarter of the meat products Americans consume are processed meat, which also include bacon, pepperoni, deli slices, sausage, and any other meat products that have been preserved with additives or otherwise manipulated to alter color, taste, and durability.

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US Pediatricians Suppose to use Screening Tool to prevent Food Insecurity

Field trials showed that asking children these two questions was nearly as effective as the 18-question Household Food Security Survey used by the US Department of Agriculture (which administers the food stamp program) and other government agencies to determine food insecurity.

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Ebola Nurse Sues Chris Christie

The suit also names the administration's recently departed Department of Health commissioner, Mary O'Dowd, along with an assistant commissioner and the director of communicable disease service. "I'm happy to take it on". "The temperature readings, the blood tests demonstrated, there was no basis for doing what they did to her", Seigel says.

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Sausages 'are a major cancer risk'

However it says beef, lamb and pork "can form part of a healthy diet" and that red meat is "a good source of protein and provides vitamins and minerals, such as iron and zinc". Examples of processed meat - made by smoking, curing, salting or adding chemicals - include bacon, pastrami, ham and salami andsome sausages. One possible reason is that the compound that gives red meat its colour, haem, may damage the lining of the bowel.