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Teachers and Salaried Workers Fight for Right to Pump at Work

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Teachers across the country are advocating for the right to pump breast milk at work. After discovering a loophole that leaves salaried workers unprotected under federal law, teachers from states including Texas and Florida are fighting for the right to pump at work. The Affordable Care Act currently protects working mothers with hourly wages, but the law does not require employers to provide time and space for pumping for women in salaried positions. Anna Johnson-Smith, a former teacher in Texas, told The Washington Post she felt like she...
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‘Picky Eating’ in Kids May Be Cause for Greater Concern">Picky Eating’ in Kids May Be Cause for Greater Concern

Liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The problems of “picky eating” in kids may extend beyond the dinner table -- perhaps even to the psychiatrist’s couch, according to a new study published in Pediatrics Monday. Duke University researchers looked at 917 kids between 2 and 6 years old, assessing their degree of picky or “selective” eating. They found that children with moderate to severe selective eating were more likely to also exhibit increased symptoms of anxiety, social anxiety and depression. When they followed up later on with a subgroup...
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Your Body: How to Keep Your Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorHalf of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school.And contrary to popular belief, teens crash most often because they are inexperienced.So, here are some things you should know:Make sure your teens get all the practice they can. There are graduated driver licensing systems, online driving programs and numerous support groups that allow your teen to have a safe and effective way to gain experience.Coach your...
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Do Men and Women Think They Can Be ‘Just Friends’?

Hemera/Thinkstock(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — The longtime debate over whether men and women can be “just friends” continues. This time, science is weighing in.Researchers from the University of Alabama conducted a study on college students and found that both men and women believe that actual platonic friendships between opposite sexes are possible, reports Vocativ.Sounds promising, but most students also reported thinking that most men-women friendships hold secret sexual attraction. The participants estimated that about 63 percent of relationships have at least one person who...
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