Family Consumer Classes Evolve in Norfolk

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Now, between Miller, Schreck, and Lisa Kowalski -- another family and consumer science teacher at the high school -- classes in child development, food and nutrition, fashion, relationships, financial literacy, human sciences and health sciences are among the options available to students. All the classes, except one for sophomores, are taken as electives.

Your wearable-tracked health data is for sale, according to a new study


If you sport a Fitbit or Apple Watch on the regular, you probably love the health insights you get from your wearable. You know how much you move, how well you sleep and have likely started tracking patterns and trends as soon as you have enough time logged. There are tons of advertisers and big pharma companies interested in your personal health data almost as much as you are -- and, according to researchers, they can get it almost as easily as you can. SEE ALSO: Pebble's downfall and the future of wearables An extensive new report published by the Center for Digital Democracy and American University tackles the complicated issue of health wearables and big data systems from every angle. It comes to a troubling conclusion: there are almost no privacy safeguards in place for consumer health data, and multiple industries are ready and willing to mine the system for profit.



Good news if you're all about nutrition, but not a fan of actually eating while on the go: Soylent is now available at select 7-Eleven stores. The meal replacement substance was only sold on Amazon and the company's own website prior to this, and CEO Rob Rhinehart told The Verge that soon enough the 7-Eleven deal will go wider than the 18 stores in Los Angeles. Now that no one is getting sick off of algae powder (a previous ingredient) the company stands to make some pretty big inroads with the mass market.


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According to Medical News Today, cellulite, also known as orange peel skin, is a condition that causes the skin to look dimpled and lumpy in appearance. For example, subcision involves a dermatologist putting a needle under the skin to break up the connective tissue bands and vacuum-assisted precise tissue release cuts the connective bands under the skin using a device containing small blades, allowing the fat to take up more space. Caffeine may work just as well when applied to the affected area, Women's Health reported. In addition, applying retinal, a form of vitamin A, to your skin is also helpful as this can repair the structure of the cells over time and thicken the skin, Women's Health reported.


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The Health Department on Tuesday said the patients include an 82-year-old man from Bernalillo County who was recently hospitalized. The man is linked to an early season flu outbreak at a healthcare facility where there are four additional confirmed cases, including the one death.