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Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents

Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents

But police said they began to hear "a few concerns" about the program, and were asked to halt their visits after a meeting with the Northampton School Committee, where issues were raised "that not all kids may feel comfortable with a police presence at the beginning of their school day".



Fitness apps are step in wrong direction for health

When your phone pings to congratulate you on 10,000 steps, do you feel a glow of satisfaction? "What's big about 10,000?" he continued. "Turns out in 1960 in Japan they figured out that the average Japanese man, when he walked 10,000 steps a day burned something like 3,000 calories and that is what they thought the average person should consume so they picked 10,000 steps as a number".


Scientists discover new continent

Scientists discover new continent

Islands such as New Zealand and New Caledonia form part of the continent, which is a three million square mile region in the southwest Pacific. Data collected by the scientists suggests that 94 percent of Zealandia , which includes New Zealand, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Lord Howe Island group, Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, remains submerged under the water and its highest point- Aoraki-Mount Cook is 3724m high.


Doctors' Opioid Rx Patterns Tied to Patient Risk for Long-Term Use

Doctors' Opioid Rx Patterns Tied to Patient Risk for Long-Term Use

The more frequent your doctor prescribes you opioids, the more chances you have at developing long-term dependence on these powerful medications, a new study reveals. Follow-up evaluation showed that patients treated by the most frequent prescribers were 30 percent more likely to become long-term opioid users. Overprescribing by physicians has been widely blamed for helping to start an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, which since 2000 has killed about 180,000 people through overdoses.


Trump Calls Autism Rates 'a Horrible Thing to Watch'

Trump Calls Autism Rates 'a Horrible Thing to Watch'

President Donald Trump recently told a group of educators there was "a tremendous amount of increase" in the prevalence of autism. WHY IT MATTERS: While Trump during one primary debate insisted he was "totally in favor of vaccines", he has subscribed in the past to theories unsupported by scientific evidence linking vaccines to autism.


Whoops! WWE star JBL in humiliating mistake at Elimination Chamber

Whoops! WWE star JBL in humiliating mistake at Elimination Chamber

And for those seven weeks, no matter what happens at Mania , wrestling fans should enjoy the run that we have, as the reign of Bray Wyatt officially begins. A double count-out finish put the cherry on the lame sundae, resulting in the audience booing the match itself. In this era of generic characters and matches with little stakes, Bray had something unique going for him, despite the company's best attempts to quash it: mystique.