Hashtags and anti-Viagra bill used to fight Kentucky's restrictive new abortion laws

Hashtags and anti-Viagra bill used to fight Kentucky’s restrictive new abortion laws

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Love is in the air this weekend in a lot of places, but in Kentucky, abortion rights supporters are mounting a cheeky campaign to fight back against recently passed state laws that strengthen abortion restrictions across the state

The story starts two weeks ago when Kentucky’s State Senate passed an “informed consent” bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to have a consultation with her doctor 24 hours prior to the procedure. The measure tweaks a pre-existing law that most women were able to satisfy by listening to a pre-recorded message via phone, according to Louisville’s Courier-Journal Read more…

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Hashtags and anti-Viagra bill used to fight Kentucky’s restrictive new abortion laws

Spanish politician breastfeeds during parliament, is then criticized

Spanish politician breastfeeds during parliament, is then criticized

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A Spanish politician boldly stood up for a woman’s ability to breastfeed in the workplace Wednesday when she arrived at the first session of parliament for the year with her 5-month-old son in tow

However, the move didn’t sit well with some, who claimed Carolina Bescansa’s decision to breastfeed in chambers was nothing more than a political stunt.

Tensions were running high at the session, in part because organizing the government is still proving difficult after an inconclusive election that left political parties scrambling for control

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Relax, you can still eat potatoes while preparing to conceive

Relax, you can still eat potatoes while preparing to conceive

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If you thinking about becoming pregnant, you might want to balance out your baked potato with a side of lentils. That said, there’s no reason to banish potatoes from your life altogether

A study published in the British Medical Journal reports women in the study who ate the most potatoes had a higher risk of gestational diabetes, but if those women ate more legumes or whole grains in conjunction with the potatoes, the risk appeared to be offset

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Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that first presents itself in women during pregnancy. Read more…

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New app shows how many cubes of sugar are in your favourite foods

New app shows how many cubes of sugar are in your favourite foods

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LONDON — We’ve long been told that dangerous amounts of sugar lurk in some of our favourite food and drinks, and now a new app will let you know exactly how much you might be inadvertently consuming.

The free app, from Public Health England (PHE), works by scanning barcodes and revealing the item’s sugar content in terms of grams or equivalent cubes. It can be used on more than 75,000 products.

The app, which has been released as part of PHE’s Change4Life advertising campaign, is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Disney discontinues 'Frozen' champagne-style drink following campaigners' fury

Disney discontinues ‘Frozen’ champagne-style drink following campaigners’ fury

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A Frozen-themed children’s drink in a champagne-style bottle is to be discontinued after UK alcohol awareness campaigners expressed concerns that the product could encourage underage drinking among young children.

The non-alcoholic drink, currently on sale in UK discount store Home Bargains, is described on the retailer’s website as a “grown-up alternative to juice and pop at parties” aimed at “little princes and princesses across the land who want to be more sophisticated.”

The full product description reads: Read more…

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