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Back to School: Tech Tool to Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Getting students to apply themselves in school isn’t always easy. As the summer ends and thoughts turn to a return to school and classes, some parents may be wondering how to help their children fall in love with learning from a young age.It turns out that there may be an app for that.Q Wunder, an app launching in September, uses games, fun, songs and celebrity interviews to try to teach the critical skills children need.“There are decades of research show that...
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“Extreme Weight Loss” Chris Powell’s Tips to Get the Whole Family Active

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Extreme Weight Loss trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell appeared on Good Morning America Thursday with tips to get your whole family active as the new school year begins.Powell, who, with his wife, Heidi Powell, has a combined family of four kids, said that when motivating kids to move, it’s important to keep the activities fun and to offer incentives, like time with friends.The same is true for adults, according to Powell, who said adults should find activities they want to keep doing...
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Cincinnati Hit with Wave of 50 Heroin Overdoses in Two Days

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — First responders were reeling in Cincinnati after a mid-week spate of more than 50 heroin overdoses from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night.Even in the midst of a drug epidemic that has made opioid overdoses an increasingly common feature in towns and cities across the nation, the wave of emergencies reported in Cincinnati took police, emergency responders and medical professionals by surprise, WCPO, a local ABC television affiliate reported on Wednesday night.The 911 calls came from all over the city, WCPO reported, including one...
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Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --   While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.A review of several studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found new associations between obesity the development of eight additional cancers, in addition to others previously known.Researchers from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) looked at more than 1,000 epidemiological studies...
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