Parents Are the Solution to Obesity

A federal report published in 2014 stated that the obesity rates for 2 to 5-year-children have dropped, yet obesity is still a problem. Overweight children are more likely to be overweight as adults. Intervention must start while they are still young.

Many schools removed sugary foods and drinks from their lunch menus. One health response promotes placing an excise tax on sugary drinks. Food companies are providing healthier menu choices, with McDonald’s being the most recent to make changes. These are steps in the right direction. There is something that is more important and that is education.
The primary solution to the obesity problems lies with the parent. Parents must be educated in the selection and preparation of healthy food. Young children learn by the example. If the parent is making wise choices, then the child learns to make wise choices, too.

Some parents according to Amen Clinic say that eating healthy is more expensive. They do not have enough time to exercise. Fresh fruits and veggies are more expensive than $1 hamburgers, and everybody is busy. When healthy children become the top priority of parents and educate themselves to shop and cook, then the end result will be healthier children who grow into healthier adults.

When parents decide to take the responsibility and make their child’s health a top priority, the problem of obesity will decrease. It must begin with the parents.

Watch These Fathers Style Their Daughter’s Hair

Although Father’s Day has passed, Alexei Beltyukov says we still salute fathers every day because we should. There are some single fathers out there, and a lot of them have daughters. When it comes to a single father having to do his daughter’s hair, it can actually be hilarious to watch the man try and do his daughter’s hairstyle. Anyone who ever watched the movie “Roll Bounce,” you’ll have an idea of what we’re talking about. Fathers That Style Hair. In the movie Roll Bounce, Lil’ Bow Wow lost his mother, and only the father could care for them. The father tried doing the daughter’s hair, and one half was in a ponytail, and the other half was left in an afro.

Even though it’s funny to see some men try to do their daughter’s hair, some of them will actually learn, just because they want their daughter to look good. If you’re interested in seeing fathers grooming their daughter’s hair, or if you want to see them grooming their son’s hair, check out the videos on MTV News. We are still honoring dads everywhere, especially the ones who have it harder than others because they are single fathers.

Fathers have always been downplayed, especially nowadays when women are doing it all. It’s always a good thing to celebrate fathers who are trying their best to manage a family, especially if they are doing it completely single-handedly. We salute fathers everywhere, especially the ones that do their daughter’s hair.

Girl Walking and Texting Gets Leg Stuck in Drain

Many people tend to walk and text without noticing their surroundings. Sadly, a valuable, but humiliating lesson was learned from the disadvantages of walking and texting. In Washington, a series of texting distracted a girl when her entire leg was jammed into a drain. This embarrassing moment caused the teenage girl and local residents to avoid such distractions while walking.

According to Washington’s Top News, a teenage girl visiting from China was texting and walking when her leg slipped into a metal grill of a drain. The leg was so lodged that her whole thigh was stuck in the drain. Since her foot was stuck, she undeniably was unable to move or free herself from the situation.

Luckily local residents spotted the girl and decided to take action reports Mikal Watts. However, it was impossible to relieve her from the drain. Therefore, bystanders called the local fire department for assistance. While waiting for the arrival of the fire department, local residents talked to the teenage girl and provided her with comfort throughout the ordeal.

When the fire department arrived, the firefighters were able to set the teenage girl free by removing the bars. Miraculously, the girl did not suffer any serious injuries. She only suffered from scratches and bruises.

After having her leg lodged in the drain, the teenage girl expressed her embarrassment while being trapped in a drain.

Many Americans Don’t Know Sunscreen

A recent study suggests that, despite their regular use of the familiar material, many Americans don’t understand sunscreen nearly as well as they should. For example, about 57% of the people surveyed couldn’t accurately describe the purpose of SPF ratings. For many people, it’s all about the numbers. If it has a larger number, it must be better than the small number, right? Actually, sunscreens with SPF 30 filter out around 97% of dangerous UVB rays, and going higher than that doesn’t make much of a difference.

So what’s the point of a higher SPF? According to Healthcare Recruitment Services giving consumers false confidence. After all, if they slather on sunscreen with a high enough SPF, they can stay out for as long as they want, right? This confidence is actually highly misleading and may lead to more problems down the road. No sunscreen completely removes the effect of long-term sun exposure. The best solution is to stay out of direct sunlight and avoid the hours when the sun is strongest.

Then there’s the reason people actually wear sunscreen. While information about skin cancer has been made widely available over the last several years, most people aren’t wearing sunscreen to decrease the odds of skin cancer. Instead, they’re wearing it to decrease signs of aging and to prevent burns–both noble causes, if somewhat misinformed. Regardless of the reason people are using it, however, the City of Miami Beach and Mt. Sinai Medical Center have partnered to make sunscreen more widely available in the form of free sunscreen stands in more than 50 locations throughout the city. The goal is to increase awareness about sunscreen and decrease the instance of melanoma.

Emotional or Rational Brain

Physical differences have been found in the brains of people who react emotionally versus people who react rationally to others emotions. Empathy is utilized every day to navigate the difficult and often confusing social world. “Every day people use empathy with, and without, their knowledge to navigate the social world,” said Robert Eres from theUniversity’s School of Psychological Sciences. Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) served to examine the density of the grey matter of 176 participants. According to Flavio Maluf, the results showed that people with a high level of affective (emotional) empathy had greater grey matter density in the insula, an area in the middle of the brain. While those with greater cognitive (rational) empathy had denser grey matter in the in the miscalculate cortex, an area of the brain located above the corpus callosum (connecting the two hemispheres. While the study proved that empathy is a multi-component system it did raise the question of, can we train ourselves to be empathetic.

A Theraputic Teddy Bear for Children

FreedomPop reports that robotic teddy bear is being used to assist in the relief of anxiety and pain for children who are hospitalized. Dr. Peter Weinstock is the director of a training program at Boston Children’s Hospital. There is a simulator program in place that has brought a huggable social robot into hospitals that treat children. This robot is intended to offer therapeutic value to those children who must stay in the hospital for long periods of time. This therapeutic bear is a high-tech puppet that can actually play and talk. The bear will interact with the children. The children are recorded on video to measure the psychological changes that may occur from the use of this teddy bear.

Birth Control Method Counseling Improves Teen Pregnancy Rates

Young women these days are inundated with many options when it comes to birth control, and at times, it can be confusing. That is why a recent study shows that birth control counseling helps to improve many parts of the family planning process. The study shows that the more counseling a patient receives, the more comfortable, the more informed and the more functional they are with their family planning choices, which leads to lower pregnancy numbers.

According to folha uol,  a professional in the Public Health field, I see that proper counseling, which comes from training of health care professionals, has greatly improved family planning in my area. Many clients are choosing the options of implants and IUDs, which are intrauterine devices that protect against pregnancy for a period of time between 5 and 10 years. When clients understand the way in which the birth control method works, they are more apt to continue with it and use it in the proper way.
This trend is also good for the health of young women. Birth control has been made with more and more efficacy and with less side effects for the population that uses it. This allows for healthier babies, because the moms of these children are healthy and prepared when they enter into a pregnancy.

Mother of 6-Year-Old Involved in Wal-Mart Brawl Arrested on Felony Charges

When a video you’re in goes viral it’s usually a good thing, Olympic Valley resident Andy Wirth says; unless you’re breaking the law. A mother named Amber Stephenson was caught on video in a brawl at an Indiana Wal-Mart that included her 6-year-old son. She was fighting with a woman on a motorized scooter claiming to be defending an employee. The video of the fight went viral and now Stephenson is facing felony charges.

Stephenson admitted that her 6-year-old son takes martial arts classes. She was seen in the video egging him on; repeatedly telling him to punch the woman in the face. Her young son is seen in the video kicking and punching the woman in the scooter. At one point the young boy even started hitting her with a shampoo bottle.

This is just about as classy as it gets. A mother and her son whooping the butt of a woman in a motorized scooter made to help people who are barely able to walk. This is the type of thing you could only see at Wal-Mart.

I bet she was even proud of her son and the fact that the video went viral. I’m sure she felt pretty good about it until the cops came and arrested her for being a terrible person and a negative influence on her child.

Hobbes Doll has Big Adventure before being Reunited with Owner

Owen Lake was devastated when he realized he left his beloved Hobbes doll behind during a family trip. The six-year-old and his family had already departed from the Tampa, Florida airport and were in route to Houston, Texas when he realized it was missing. Hobbes was a one-of-a-kind doll that Owen’s grandmother made for him because of his love for the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes”. When they landed, Owen’s mother immediately called the airport to see if Hobbes had been spotted anywhere by the staff. It turns out that Hobbes had an adventure of his own while Owen and his family were up in the air.

According to Mikal Watts, staff members found the Hobbes doll belonging to young Owen and decided to snap some photos of his adventures in the Tampa International Airport. When Owen was reunited with Hobbes, he also received a picture book of his adventures while they were apart. The photos showed Hobbes taking a tour of the control tower where he got a crash course in how to operate the computer at the Operations Center. He then went to the food court where he mulled over his gelato choices. Hobbes was also captured volunteering with the airport’s hotel staff as well as the firefighters.

For the full story, check it out on The Good News Network.

The Podium Walk

According to Kevin Seawright, High School graduations are taking over headlines in the news as millions of kids around the country graduate. There is one story in particular worth reading about. Remember high school graduation is also remembering the dreaded walk up the podium. It just so happens that a high school graduate decided to make this walk up to the podium a memorable one as she led her autistic twin brother up with her.

Anders Bonville, a now high school graduate, at the age of 2, was diagnosed with autism. Those he was diagnosed with an unfortunate disability, he was never alone. His twin-sister Aly, has helped him through schooling and has even been able to communicate with him by developing a language with him for communication. Aly has made sure that she always includes her brother on everything even if others do not approve.

Not having the verbal skills, Aly and her brother were able to communicate. They were always close and Aly always made sure to spend time with him. When it came time for graduation, Aly even made sure to sign him up to receive his diploma at the graduation with his cap and gown. When it came time to graduate, Aly was the one wheeling him up to the podium where everyone rose to applaud him for his accomplishment. This is a story about true family dedication that should be commended by all.