Small Meal Regimen Debunked

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_e69c2c2cee.jpgThomas Northcut/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- University of Warwick researchers are saying it’s a myth that eating five small meals daily will help you lose weight. Proponents of that theory contend it reduces calorie intake, maintains constant blood sugar levels and prevents nutritional imbalances. However, lead study author Milan Kumar argues, “The size or frequency of the meal doesn’t affect the calories we burn a day. But what matters most for losing weight is counting calories.”

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Christian School Bans Tomboy for 'Direction She's Heading'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a461957b1f.jpgABC News (FOREST, Va.) -- Teachers at Timberlake Christian Schools started asking Doris Thompson whether her granddaughter was a lesbian shortly after the little girl chopped off her waist-length hair to donate it to cancer patients, Thompson said. Sunnie Kahle was only 3 at the time. Now that Sunnie is 8, a Virginia school has said it will not allow her to return "unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity."

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Controversial HIV Law in Iowa Could Be Changed

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_182c06ed3e.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Nick Rhoades is registered as a high-level felony sex offender in Iowa. As part of his probation, the 39-year-old has to wear an ankle monitor and cannot be alone with a minor, including his own nieces and nephews, according to Lambda Legal, the non-profit law organization representing him. Rhoades, who is HIV positive, was labeled a sex offender in 2009 when he was convicted of exposing a person to HIV after he had consensual sex and did not warn his partner about his HIV status.

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Nasal Spray Could Relieve Depression

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_01de1d588a.jpgAttila Barabas/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Doctors regularly prescribe pills to combat depression but there may be a more efficient way of dealing with the mental disorder. Dr. Fang Liu with the Center for Addiction and Mental Health has previously touted a protein peptide as a method of targeting depression without severe side-effects although delivery was done by an injection in the brain.

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Study Claims Vehicular Deaths Caused by Alcohol Under-Reported

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_7b9b0e0c51.jpgComstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Although the dangers of drinking and driving are well documented, the reporting of deaths directly due to alcohol are not, according to researchers from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System reveal that alcohol was listed as a contributing cause of fatal car crashes on just over 3 percent of death certificates from 1999 to 2009.

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