Author Archive for Jen R

Jen R should have been a spy; she would have been really great at it. Instead, she has found limitless happiness raising a future international man of mystery. She is a writer, a maker of suppers, a kisser of boo boos and a finder of lost things. She would always prefer to watch politics than sports and will never watch a soap opera...ever.

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Fido Can Help Pregnant Women Hit Their Exercise Targets

A newly released study, conducted by researchers using The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), has found that women who own a dog are more likely to hit their daily exercise targets. The study appears in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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Thirteen-Year-Old Girls: Only Primordial Dwarf With An Average Sized Twin

If you saw Sierra and Sienna Bernal strolling down the street, you might realise they’re sisters. They’re both blond and pretty with a matching pair of smiles. You would probably be surprised, however, to find out that they’re twins. At 13-years-old, Sierra is 5ft 1” while Sienna is a petit 4ft.

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Nine-Year-Old Receives Six Organ Transplant

Alannah Shevenell, a precocious nine-year-old from Maine, is happy “just being home,” after all she’s been through over the past few years.

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Baby Born In Hospital Service Elevator

Little Blake Thacker was born on Wednesday at St Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. He is a healthy boy weighing in at 7 pounds 15 ounces. Right up front, I’ve given you the happy ending, so you don’t need to be concerned when I tell you he was born in the service elevator.

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Girl Guides of Canada Increasing Numbers Through Modernisation

After more than a decade of decline, the Girl Guides of Canada are revamping their image and boosting their numbers.
Since 1910, the Girl Guides of Canada have moulded and influenced generations of girls into vital, dynamic women.

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Baby Names Have Come A Long Way Since the 50s

In 1976, my parents settled on Jennifer as a pretty name with a nice ring to it. That would have been fine, except in 1976, practically everyone thought Jennifer was a pretty name with a nice ring to it. As a result, I went through school being one of two or three Jennifers in every class.

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ADHD Medications in Short Supply

There are shortages of the ADHD medications Ritalin, Adderall and their generic equivalents. Quotas are set on these drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration to limit the amount of medication manufactured in a year. Quantities are kept limited to reduce the likelihood that they will be abused by individuals who do not have ADHD.

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Study Finds Children are Prescribed Unnecessary Antibiotics Far Too Often

The unnecessary use of antibiotics is contributing to the rise of drug resistant superbugs. A study, published in the journal, Pediatrics, reveals just how overprescribed they are.

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UK Couple Expects Quadruplets – Naturally!

A couple from Newcastle, UK were surprised to discover they were pregnant and were quadruple-ly surprised by their ultrasound.

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Rare Heart Tumour Forces Mom to Make Tough Choice

After being diagnosed with a rare heart tumour, Sadie had to choose whether to take the safe route for herself, or give her unborn son a better chance at life.

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Baby Girl Rescued for Rubble in Earthquake Ravaged Turkey

The search for survivors continues, following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Turkish province of Van on Sunday. The impoverished and war-torn area, near the Iranian border, has been thrown into chaos. The clock is now ticking on efforts to find and reach victims still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.