Sharks Might Be The Key To New Breast Cancer Drug

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ON THE HEALTHWATCH THIS MORNING–
A NEW BREAST CANCER DRUG MIGHT BE FOUND — *IN SHARKS.*
SCIENTISTS ARE STUDYING ANTIBODIES FOUND ONLY IN SHARK’S BLOOD–
WHICH HELPS THE CREATURE FIGHT OFF CANCEROUS CELLS.
THE PROTEIN MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO THE EXACT SAME JOB FOR HUMANS.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE PROTEIN COULD BE HELPFUL FOR SOME BREAST CANCER PATIENTS.
AND- THEY HOPE A SYNTHETIC VERSION OF THESE ANTIBODIES COULD SOON BE USED AS A DRUG.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2433593/Sharks-antibodies-yield-new-cancer-drug.html

New Moms Go Under The Knife

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NEW MOMS ARE TURNING TO PLASTIC SURGERY TO HELP THEM LOSE THEIR “MOMMY TUMMY” BEFORE HEADING BACK TO WORK.
SURGEONS SAY THE NUMBER OF WOMEN SIGNING UP FOR SURGERY HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
WOMEN ARE EVEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF “TWO-IN-ONE” DEALS ON TUMMY TUCKS AND BREAST LIFTS–
WHICH COSTS AROUND 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
NEW MOMS ARE INSPIRED BY CELEBRITIES WHO QUICKLY GET BACK IN SHAPE AFTER HAVING A BABY.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2434340/Rise-new-mothers-going-knife-lose-mummy-tummy-work.html

The Gym Might Be Making You Fat

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ARE YOU GOING TO THE GYM, BUT STILL GAINING WEIGHT?
WELL– YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS A QUARTER OF PEOPLE WHO WORKOUT AT THE GYM GAIN WEIGHT.
RESEARCHERS SAY NEW GYM MEMBERS PUT ON EXTRA POUNDS BECAUSE THEY TREAT THEMSELVES TO A HIGH CALORIE SNACK– RIGHT AFTER LEAVING THE GYM.
THE STUDY SHOWS 39 PERCENT OF PEOPLE BURN ABOUT THREE HUNDRED CALORIES WHEN WORKING OUT–
MAKING IT EASY TO GAIN WEIGHT LATER ON.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2431611/Why-going-gym-make-fat-Treats-workout-mean-25-actually-GAIN-weight.html

Is Dieting Making You Dumb?

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DIETING COULD BE GREAT FOR YOUR WAISTLINE, BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR BRAIN?
A NEW HARVARD STUDY SHOWS DIETING COULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR BRAINPOWER.
RESEARCHERS SAY OBSESSIVE CALORIE-COUNTING COULD “CLOG UP” A DIETER’S BRAIN–
WHICH LEAVES LIMITED SPACE FOR OTHERS THOUGHTS.
DIETS THAT REQUIRE LESS THOUGHT ARE MUCH BETTER FOR YOUR BRAIN.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2432211/Can-dieting-make-dumber-How-calorie-counting-resisting-cravings-clog-brain.html

Caffeine Slows Down Brain Development

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ON THE HEALTHWATCH —
A WARNING FOR TEENS WHO CONSUME DRINKS LOADED WITH CAFFEINE–
A NEW STUDY SHOWS DRINKING CAFFEINE BEVERAGES – LIKE COFFEE, SODA, AND ENERGY DRINKS – COULD SLOW DOWN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN TEENS.
SWISS SCIENTISTS SAY TEENS COULD LOSE OUT ON DEEP SLEEP WHEN THEY CONSUME THREE CANS OF ENERGY DRINKS OR A LARGE BOTTLE OF COLA EVERY DAY.
LIMITED SLEEP CAN SLOW DOWN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://kfor.com/2013/09/25/study-caffeine-could-slow-kids-brain-development/

Boulder Door To Door Checks

INSPECTIONS

INSPECTORS ARE GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR IN PARTS OF COLORADO TO DETERMINE IF HOUSES DAMAGED BY FLOODWATERS ARE FIT FOR LIVING.
IN BOULDER– CITY WORKERS ARE INSPECTING HOMES THEN PLACING COLOR-CODED CARDS ON THE PROPERTIES.
GREEN MEANS HOMES ARE SAFE.
YELLOW MEANS- THERE’S RESTRICTED ACCESS.
AND– RED MEANS RESIDENTS CAN’T ENTER THEIR HOMES.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/09/23/boulder-begins-inspecting-homes-for-hazards-from-flooding/

California Wildfire 70% Contained

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FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE ATTACK IN CALIFORNIA–
THEY HAVE THE UPPER HAND ON A 250-ACRE WILDFIRE IN ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST– EAST OF LOS ANGELES.
THE FIRE IS NOW 70 PERCENT CONTAINED.
FIREFIGHTERS RECENTLY LIFTED EVACUATION ORDERS AND PEOPLE ARE RETURNING HOME.
HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING FLAMES.
AND– THE U-S FOREST SERVICE BELIEVES THE FIRE SHOULD BE FULLY CONTAINED BY NEXT WEDNESDAY.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/24/190-acre-madre-fire-in-azusa-5-percent-contained/

E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

An Electronic Cigarette Is An Anti Smoking Health Device

A NEW STUDY SHOWS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES MAY HELP SMOKERS QUIT SMOKING TOBACCO.
THE STUDY EXPLAINS E-CIGARETTES MAY JUST WORK AS GOOD AS A NICOTINE PATCH.
AND– EVEN IF SMOKERS DON’T KICK THE BAD HABIT COMPLETELY–
E-CIGARETTES CAN STILL HELP PEOPLE SMOKE LESS.
BUT– EXPERTS STILL AREN’T EMBRACING THE PRODUCT BECAUSE ITS NOT F-D-A REGULATED.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/09/07/study-e-cigarettes-help-smokers-quit-as-effectively-as-nicotine-patches/

Diana Nyad Defends Herself

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LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMER DIANA NYAD IS CONFRONTING SKEPTICS.
FELLOW MARATHON SWIMMERS CLAIM NYAD HELD ONTO A BOAT FOR PART OF THE SWIM FROM CUBA TO FLORIDA.
JUST LAST WEEK– THE 64-YEAR-OLD BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO SWIM THE 110-MILE PATH WITHOUT A SHARK CAGE.
SHE DENIES CHEATING ALLEGATIONS IN A CONFERENCE CALL—

((SOT)) “I swam, we made it, our team from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida in a squeaky clean, ethical fashion”

NYAD TRIED SWIMMING FROM CUBA TO FLORIDA FOUR TIMES BEFORE SUCCEEDING.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/diana-nyad-defends-swim-skeptics_n_3903092.html

CAVITIES COULD BE GOOD NEWS

TEETH

DID YOU EVER THINK THAT HAVING A DENTAL CAVITY COULD BE *GOOD* NEWS?
WELL– A NEW STUDY SHOWS PEOPLE WITH CAVITIES ARE LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP HEAD AND NECK CANCER.
THE RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE LACTIC ACID BACTERIA THAT CAUSES CAVITIES PROTECTS PEOPLE AGAINST CANCER CELLS.
CAVITIES ARE THE SECOND MOST COMMON HEALTH CONDITION RIGHT BEHIND THE COMMON COLD.

Source: 20 Second VO

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57602715/dental-cavities-may-protect-against-oral-throat-cancers/