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C-Sections, Induced Births Decline in US, Study Finds

liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The rate of cesarean sections and induced births in the U.S. has declined, reversing a decades-long trend of increased rates of obstetric interventions, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Researchers from multiple institutions, including the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, examined data from 25 million birth certificates detailing deliveries. They found measurable drops in the amount of obstetric interventions taking place in babies delivered both late pre-term (34-36 weeks of pregnancy) and ...

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Thousands of Firefighters Battling Raging Wildfire Near LA

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Firefighters are still working to control the fast-moving wildfire that has scorched 37,473 acres near Los Angeles since last Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.More than 3,000 firefighters have been deployed to halt the wildfire's path, according to the department. About 25 percent of the fire has been contained.Some evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes Monday night, fire officials announced, with the exception of those living in areas still deemed too dangerous.About 10,000 homes were evacuated ...

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Starbucks Relaxes Dress Code, Allowing Baristas to Show More Flair

Starbucks(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks’ corporate dress code will be relaxed for employees in North America starting Tuesday, allowing “baristas to shine as individuals,” the coffee giant said in a statement.The changes mean more than 150,000 employees in more than 8,771 stores will be able to expand beyond the standard corporate black or white shirts that have served as a background to the famous green aprons, and don something a little more self-expressive.Among the changes handed down Monday: new style guidelines, a new color palette and ...

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Report: Tyronn Lue, Cavs Agree on Five-Year Extension

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- Despite taking over as head coach midseason, Tyronn Lue led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals this year. And now, he'll reportedly get a chance to coach the team full-time for the next few seasons to come.Sources tell ESPN that Lue and the Cavs agreed on a five-year extension Monday. The deal is worth $35 million, Cleveland.com reports.Lue was named Cleveland's head coach in January after David Blatt was fired. Under his watch, the team went ...

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General Mills Expands Flour Recall

iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- General Mills is expanding its recall of flour products tied to an E. Coli outbreak following the confirmation of four new illnesses.In a press release Monday, the company said it is "adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016." You can see the complete list of recalled products here.General Mills says the illnesses continue to be linked to consumers eating or handling uncooked dough or uncooked batter."No illnesses ...

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Teen Performs CPR on Baseball Field to Save Unconscious Teammate

Tim Smith(FAIRFAX, Va.) — A Virginia baseball player was saved when his teammate administered CPR moments after he was struck in the chest by a baseball.The Manassas baseball team was practicing for the Southeast Regional Tournament on July 14 when the catcher threw the ball and hit Steve Smith directly in the chest, according to Steve's father Tim."His heart stopped immediately," Smith said, who is also the team's coach. "When you get struck in the chest and there is about three hundredths of a second ...

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Seven Financial Apps to Save You Money This Summer

iStock/ThinkstockBy ELISABETH LEAMY(NEW YORK) — Making savvy financial moves is easier than ever before, thanks to the smartphones most of us carry around in our purses and pockets these days. The only hard part is choosing between the hundreds of personal finance apps available to us. So here’s my roundup of great money-saving apps to help you relax more — and spend less — this summer.WalletHub: Best for monitoring and improving your credit. I like it because it offers something truly unique: free Trans-Union credit ...

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YTMT Logo With respect to BLM: What would Rudy do?

Responsible and intellectually honest political leaders – white and black – must renounce the implicit endorsement of racism and violence by Black Lives Matter and its adherents.

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UT Health Logo Female Viagra: Much Ado About Nothing? Or Worst?

For women with low libido, there has not been a magic pill. That is until recently. In 2015, the FDA approved a drug called Addyi®. It has been called the “Female Viagra®,” but it is not without controversy.
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