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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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