Modern-Day Nanny Says Fear Is Parents’ Biggest Problem

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_1438470bef.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Emma Jenner is a sort of modern-day Mary Poppins. She's a proper British nanny with a fresh take on old-fashioned common sense, and she believes modern parenting is in crisis. Jenner, who has worked in homes and even starred in the TLC show Take Home Nanny, is sharing straight talk and advice in her new book Keep Calm and Parent On: A Guilt-Free Approach to Raising Children by Asking More from Them and Doing Less.

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Framing Exercise as Fun May Hold Key to Losing Weight, Study Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f72afb9589.jpgWavebreak Media/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A study undertaken by researchers from Cornell University found that the more fun you have during a workout, the less you'll eat afterwards. The study, published in the journal Marketing Letters, involved two experiments in which researchers tested how much adults ate following a period of exercise.

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Study: Reducing Alcohol Consumption Could Improve Heart Health

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a4dfa253d9.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study conducted by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that a reduction in alcohol consumption could lead to improved heart health. The study, published in the journal BMJ, looked at data from 50 previous studies that included information on over 260,000 individuals.

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National Blood Drive Protests Ban on Gay Donors

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0c4747af5b.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, groups held a national blood drive to protest the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood. Grassroots organizations collaborated Friday to draw attention to the policy and call for change. While the American Medical Association says the policy is no longer necessary with improved HIV blood screening, federal officials have indicated that they're willing to change the rules only if research shows no risk to recipients.

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Government Shutdown Baby Boom: Real or Coincidence?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_a9bb9f1663.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- It’s been nine months since the government shutdown, and some D.C. area hospitals are reporting a surprising development: Babies. Lots of them. Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., has seen an additional three births per day in July, according to spokesman Gary Stephenson.

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