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TXTING @ THE WHEEL BAD 4 U?
April 29th, 2012
12:01 PM ET

TXTING @ THE WHEEL BAD 4 U?

News flash: Texting while driving can have serious, catastrophic consequences.

All sarcasm aside, you will most likely have heard this message by now and seen the PSA's meant to convince you that this is a bad idea.  You've heard that many states ban texting while driving and hopefully are heeding the warnings.   But some of the youngest drivers still don't realize that it is a problem.

Some teens, however, do and are taking matters into their own hands.

Determined to educate their peers about on the dangers of texting while driving, a group of student leaders in Oklahoma started Generation tXt.

They focus on those recently behind the wheel for the first time.

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What the Yuck: Will sex make me go into labor?
April 29th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

What the Yuck: Will sex make me go into labor?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: Is it true that if my husband plays with my nipples, I'll go into labor? I'm past my due date and ready!

A: Ah, yes, the old "What got you into this can get you out of it" idea.

Breast stimulation can increase the production of oxytocin, a hormone that causes contractions. And researchers have found that some women do go into labor after their nipples are stimulated.

But - and this is a big but - the scientists were unable to confirm that labor was the result of that stimulation and not the fact that the women were nine months pregnant.

Unfortunately, there's no proven way to speed up the process.


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