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The key to post-menopause weight loss, American Association of Pediatrics changes its stance on male circumcision, hantavirus FAQ, and more of this week’s top news stories.

30 Minutes of Daily Exercise Enough to Shed Pounds
Looking to lose weight? Start with 30 minutes of exercise per day. According to a new study, a 30-minute workout worked just as well as an hour of exercise in helping overweight adults lose weight. Read more

Hantavirus FAQ
Looking for information on the virus that has sickened four and killed two after an outbreak at Yosemite National Park? Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Read more

Keys to Weight Loss After Menopause
For those women struggling to keep weight off after menopause, there may finally be an answer: cutting back on sugary desserts and drinks, limiting meats and cheeses, and eating more fruits and vegetables. Read more

New Policy Supports Choice for Male Circumcision
The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its stance on male circumcision and now say the benefits of the procedure outweigh its risks. Read more

New Tick-Borne Disease Found
The CDC has reported two cases of a new virus, dubbed “Heartland virus,” which is being spread by ticks commonly found in the southeast. Read more

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