New & Now: June 17, 2011
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Turn off the television for better health
A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found a daily habit of watching more than two hours of television can increase the risk of death, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. | CBC.ca
Sunscreen labelling to become standardized in the U.S. – and Canada may be soon to follow
Beginning next summer, sunscreens in the U.S. will have to filter both UVA and UVB rays, or else carry a warning indicating that the product has only been shown to prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early aging. Health Canada says it’s also reviewing sun-protection products in this country. | The Globe and Mail
Risk of stillbirth linked to sleep position
It could be better for your unborn child if you sleep on your left side, according to researchers. The results of a study found mothers who sleep on their back or right side on the night before giving birth to be twice as likely to have a stillborn child compared with those who slept on their left. | The Guardian
Low-carb, high-protein diet benefits more than your waist
A diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein could reduce your cancer risk and slow the growth of tumours, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Research. | The Nutrition Post
Mother agrees to donate womb to daughter
A 56-year-old British woman has agreed to donate her uterus to her 25-year-old daughter if the groundbreaking medical procedure is approved. The transplant could take place early next spring at a Swedish hospital. | Vancouver Sun
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