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Amy’s Tips To Prevent Mosquito Bites This Summer – Ouch!

I hate mosquitoes!!! And East Texas summers are the worst for mosquitoes. Not only do they bite and itch, but you can contract West Nile if an infected mosquito bites you! West Nile Virus is a very serious virus. I found some preventative measures on WebMD that can help you keep the  mosquitoes away this summer!
Something to remember: The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite remains low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.
We are all familiar with these tips, but I thought we could use a reminder!

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Newborn Baby in Texas Weighs a Staggering 16 Pounds [VIDEO]

In a story that's making mothers everywhere say "ow," a Texas woman has given birth to a 16-pound baby that's already two-feet tall -- the height of an average one-year-old.

JaMichael Brown, nicknamed "The Moose" by hospital staff, was delivered by C-section (whew!) last Friday to Janet Johnson and her fiancé, Michael Brown. The tot now holds the title for the biggest infant ever born at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas.

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Couples having trouble conceiving can win customized fertility treatment.
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‘Win A Baby’ Lottery for Couples Having Trouble Conceiving

For about $35, couples in England who are having trouble conceiving can purchase a lottery ticket that could win them customized fertility treatments in one of the nation's top clinics.

Britain's Gambling Commission approved of this bizarre game late last month. As of now, the tickets can be purchased online, but they may soon also be available at newsstands.

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The government hopes the new rules help people make better choices when it comes to eating outside of their homes.
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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

In an effort to help people make more informed choices when eating away from home, the federal government is introducing mandatory nutrition labeling for fast food menus and vending machines.

Items sold at movie theaters are exempt, which is odd given what calorie bombs those snacks can be.

The problem is that few Americans pay much attention to the nutrition labeling on even the packaged foods brought into their homes.

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Amy’s Health Tip – Preventing Sun Exposure In Children

Summer is definitely  here , and that means lots of time having 'fun in the sun!' But children,  especially babies, should be protected from over exposure to the sun. Children spend a lot of time outdoors playing and so they get most of their sun exposure in the first 18 years of their life. Here are some tips on how to manage the Sun in your kids fun!

* Always  keep babies younger than 6 months of age out of the sun. Use sunscreen on children older than 6 months.

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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US Birth Rate Drops For Third Straight Year

The nuclear family is shrinking.

For the third-consecutive year, births in the US have decreased.

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A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston Hospital.
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Woman Mauled by Chimp Gets New Face

A Connecticut woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee in 2009 underwent a face and hand transplant at a Boston hospital, hospital officials announced last week. WARNING: Post contains graphic images.

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Lab tests on mice prove apples really are good for you.
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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study

Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach?

It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.

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Breakfast – The Most Important Meal of The Day

KNUE asked listeners what their favorite breakfast foods were, not surprisingly, there were varying answers. From a simple bowl of cereal to eggs Benedict. But I couldn't help but notice how many people said they skip breakfast. That got me to thinking what Granny used to always say, 'eat your breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.' Is breakfast that important? If so, why? So I was on a mission to seek out the answers to this curious question.

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The Less a Man Sleeps, The Worse His Sex Life Is

Some guys are looking to score and some may be looking to snore.

Researchers from the University of Chicago have conducted a study of 10 guys in their 20s that found the less sleep a man gets, the worse his sex life is.

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Chinese Teen Sells Kidney for iPad 2

Xiao Zheng, a 17-year-old living in China, wanted an iPad 2 so badly that he was willing to sell one of his vital organs to get it.

Zheng didn't have the money for the tablet computer so he responded to an online ad that offered cash for healthy kidneys.

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