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In many Midwest states it’s illegal for someone with HIV to have sex without telling partners about the illness. Some public health experts are pushing to change those laws.

Moms More Likely Than Dads To Check For Sugars On Nutrition Labels

Oct 27, 2014
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Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

Results from the poll showed that 40 percent of mothers say they read the nutrition labels either “very often” or “always.” Just 35 percent of fathers say they read the labels “very often” or “always.”

Sugars (total sugar and added sugar) topped the list of “very important” nutrients that parents consider overall.

Stress is part of the human condition, unavoidable and even necessary to a degree. But too much stress can be toxic — even disabling.

And there's a lot of toxic stress out there.

A national poll done by NPR with our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that more than 1 in every 4 Americans say they had a great deal of stress in the previous month.

Poor Sleep Can Lead To Poor Health

Jun 3, 2014
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We all know that getting a good night's sleep is important, but did you know that not getting enough sleep could negatively affect your overall health?

Giving May Improve Overall Health

Jun 3, 2014
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Everyone know that it's better to give than to receive, but did you know that giving may increase your overall health? Jeremy Shere speaks with Stephanie Brown, an associate professor of Preventative Medicine at Stonybrook University, about the benefits of giving.