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Midmorning With Aundrea - July 25, 2019

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Midmorning With Aundrea - July 25, 2019

Break away from your everyday with Aundrea Self!

Today, taking walks outside in the daytime can decrease your stress levels.

We'll take a look.

And we'll get a peak at a high-tech trashcan called Winnowvision that some restaurants are starting to use to monitor how much food is being thrown out as waste.

And NASA is setting its sights on a return to the moon by 2024.

We'll take a look at the Orion rocket that is being tested for the mission.

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Midmorning With Aundrea - July 25, 2019

The pirimay aspirin may not be as helpful to your health as previously thought.

We look at new research.

And, cutting down on leftovers.

A plan to do just that.

Plus, a moon rock mystery.

A report from space center houston.

Midmorning starts right now.

W rearch new research shows even if you're not overweight, cutting just a few hundred calories from your diet can have big benefits for the heart.

Kenneth craig has more.

We know a good diet and weight are critical for heart health.

Now a new study shows even people who already at a healthy weight can improve their risk of heart disease and diabetes.

5:20 caloric restriction even in young people , even in normal weight people can assist in ///reducing these markers that are predictive of future cardiovascular events.

That is important dr. carl pieper and researchers at duke university medical center looked at 218 normal weight adults under 50 years old.

One group cut daily calories by 25- percent for two years..

The other ate their usual diet.

Those cutting about 300 calories a day lost 10-percent of their body weight and significantly improved already good levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and other markers.

While it's not always easy to cut your calories every day at first, researchers say people in the study adapted over time and eventually need less calories to feel full.

9:25 just be cognizant of what you are eating , how you are eating and the amount of calories you are putting in researchers say if you're looking to cut calories, reducing sugar and carbohydrates is a good place to start.

Kenneth craig, cbs news, ny.

Researchers say another way to try to cut calories is to avoid snacking after dinner.

For years, we've been told aspirin is a good way to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

But a new study shows the medication may be harmful for some people.

Marc liverman reports.

I'm sitting there watching tv, go to get up and my leg wouldn't work.

Seventy year old margaret ragucci suffered a stroke a few weeks ago.

I was in the three hour window for somebody having a stroke.

They were able to administer the medication and i walked out of there.

Doctors put ragucci on an aspirin regiment.

Pretty common for someone who's suffered a stroke.

But a new study in the annals of internal medicine finds too many americans are taking aspirin and don't need it.

345 aspirin is not as helpful as we thought it was, that's probably because other preventive treatments like blood pressure lowering and cholesterol lowering have become more important.

Bridge: according to the study , 29 million people in u-s are taking aspirin for prevention even though they don't have heart disease and many are taking aspirin without their doctor knowing.

Dr. harmony reynolds is a cardiologist at new york university.

She says aspirin is useful for heart and stroke patients to prevent blood clotting.

But for some patients, especially those over 70, it can be harmful.

Aspirin can cause bleeding.

It raises the risk of bleeding from the stomach or anywhere else in the body margaret is grateful she received treatment right away.

I could've ended up in a wheelchair, thank god we've advanced now with a baby aspirin a day and statin medications, she's hoping to get back to her workout routine.

Marc liverman cbs news new york.

Researchers suggest that health care providers ask their patients about aspirin use and counsel them about the benefits and harms. taking a walk in the park .... spending some time in the sunshine.

We know that being in the outdoors is good for you.

But how does it impact your well-being?

A recent study suggests spending time in nature decreases stress.

David daniel has the story.

Taking a walk in the park .... spending some time in the sunshine.

We know that being in the outdoors is good for you.

But how does it impact your well-being?

A recent study suggests taking a walk in the park .... spending some time in the sunshine.

We know that being in the outdoors is good for you.

But how does it impact your well-being?

A recent study suggests spending time in nature decreases stress.

David daniel has the story.

Taking a break in your day, outside ... that's what a study published in the journal frontiers in psychology says can help reduce stress levels.

In the study published earlier this year, researchers suggest just 20 to 30 minutes spent in nature each day can signifigantly improve your mental health.

Participants could walk, sit, or both, as long as they took their nature break during daylight hours.

--- somewhere green and bright.

The study found the hormone which produces stress -- cortisol -- dropped in participants who were prescribed outdoor relaxation time.

They were also advised to avoid using their phones, going on social media, or having conversations.

Lead researcher mary carol hunter says she hopes the study will encourage cities to develop wellbeing programs and green spaces.

But the best thing about the so-called nature pill is it's for everyone-- and free.

For today's health minute, i'm david daniel.

--tag-- the study was peformed with 36 participants.

The harvard medical journal says it is still unclear how long, how frequent or where is best for a person to spend time to reduce their stress.

It's estimated that 5.8 million americans are living with alzheimer's disease and the numbers are growing.

Now new research shows there may be some things you can do to lower your risk of developing the disease.

Joy benedict has more.

There's a great shot of you and mom and dad looking through photo albums means a lot to kristen and glenn hemanes.

Kristen's father recently passed away from alzheimer's disease.

K sot 11:57: it's draining for the families and such a debilitating disease for every body her husband, glenn also lost his grandfather to alzheimer's.

With a family history, the couple wants to try to lower their chances of developing the disease.

Its one of the worst things to experience because you lose that connection with somebody now new research from the alzheimer's association international conference suggests adopting four or five healthy lifestyle practices may reduce risk for dementia by 60- percent.

The study focused on healthy diet, moderate to vigorous physical activity, not smoking, light to moderate drinking, and engaging in activities that stimulate the mind.

Dr. maria carrillo is the chief science officer.

Everyday activities can really impact your risk of alzheimer's disease and these are things that everybody can do every day.

A seperate study shows healthy habits may counteract a person's genetic risk for dementia.

Researchers looked at people that have the same genetic risks, but different lifestyles.

People that had a healthy lifestyle actually had less chance of developing dementia.

That's really exciting because it means there is something you can do today even to overcome something that you've inherited.

Nats: can i have that?

Kristen and glenn are already eating right and getting plenty of exercise.

K sot it started several years ago for me but its changed even more so now.

G sot i think its one motivator of many that motivates me to stay healthy.

They plan to keep making good lifestyle choices for both body and mind.

Jb cbs news los angeles when we come back, keeping track of what you really use.

One company is leading the way ahead on mid morning.

Morehan more than 160- billion dollars- worth of food is wasted here in the us every year - not just at home, but in restaurants too.

An american businessman has developed an intelligent trash can to help companies around the world cut down on their leftovers.

Cbs' ian lee reports from london.

Breakfast is served... at this ikea store in north london.

15-thousand hungry customers move through this line every week...and what they don't eat is thrown away.

ááááámeatball s, meatballs and more meatballs.

ááá chef ricardo roach tossed about 20 pounds of meatballs every day until technology changed the way he operates.

Now an artificial intelligence system, called winnow vision, helps chefs manage leftovers.

So we just put the waste in the bin /// the camera takes the photo, 39 percent accuracy& correct.

The computer snaps a photo to identify the food and weighs it to determine how much is being thrown out...putting it in dollar terms. and you get a report the following morning you can analyze and adjust your business accordingly.

Nats...prep work winnow vision calculates food trends...giving ricardo an idea of how much needs to be cooked for customers so less is thrown out at the end of the day.

The food tracker has cut ikea's waste in the uk and ireland by nearly 40- percent...saving the equivalent of 800-thousand meals a year.

Ikea says what's good for the bottom line is also good for the environment.

You are contributing to something bigger, something that will impact the well-being of the planet for the future.

Nearly a third of all food worldwide ends up in landfills...worth roughly a trillion dollars a year.

Winnow is trying to take a small bite out of that problem& the tracker is used by several other companies including intercontinental hotels group, costa cruises and emaar hospitality group.

I think we're gonna see a movement to make this problem something of the past over the next 20 years.

With growing interest across the food industry - winnow hopes to help more companies save both types of green.

Ian lee cbs news london.

Ikea hopes to eventually start using the food tracking system in the restaurants of its us stores as well.

The moon missions meant new technology.

And some products that are sticking around.

That story next on mid morning.

Om yr ba from your baby's diapers to your tool shed... most americans have grown up using the same product that helped american astronauts make it to the moon.

As the country marks the 50th anniversary of apollo 11 this month, diane king hall puts the spotlight on velcro.

When neil armstrong took his first steps on the moon... it was a giant leap for a little known brand.

This is the one that was used in the space suit.

This one can withstand very high temperatures today velcro is a household name... but ceo bob woodruff is reminding the world how the hook and loop fastener helped apollo eleven complete its mission.

There was about 3,300 square inches of velcro hook and loop throughout the command module.// it held the gloves on, it held their shoes on, it held the watch on, and it was on the holding portions of the air tanks to the back of the spacesuit years before velcro made it to the moon... inspiration for the idea came from nature..

When a swiss scientist found burrs tangled in his dog's fur.

He looked at them under a microscope and he noticed that on the burrs there was a hook at the end of each barb and it stuck to the fur from there - the sky was the limit for the brand.

In the decades since the moon landings velcro has made its way into multiple household products.

Securing baby diapers is its number one consumer use today.

The closure mechanism in the diaper is pretty innovative.

We are always looking to make its softer and thinner 50 years after that first moon walk, armstrong's apollo 11 spacesuit just returned for display at the smithsonian... with those velcro strips sharing the spotlight.

Dkh, cbs news, new york nasa áisá setting its sights on a trip back to the moon by 20-24.

Some critics argue that is "unrealistic, amid budget concerns and already missed deadlines.

Mark strassmann has more.

Astronauts inside orion this is orion, nasa's first design of a deep space crew capsule since the apollo era.

The spaceship astronauts have been evaluating& what nasa has been testing, all the way to splashdowns& &we got to see up close at the johnson space center.

We put these on to make sure when we're gettin' in and out, since we're not astronauts, we don't hurt ourselves.

We are not astronauts, yeah.

Okay, alright.

From the outside, orion looks similar to apollo's capsule.

But climb inside.

Mark kirasich oversees nasa's orion program.

The capsule is fifty-percent bigger than apollo's, roomy enough for four astronauts.

So you'll be the pilot today, i'll be the commander.

At eye-level, a 21st century space dashboard... just one example of how áthisá moon shot will different.

When we went last time, the goal was, land a person on the moon and return them safely to earth.

And we did that.

This time it's a little bit different.

It's about a sustainable, long-term, human space exploration program.

Orion would launch on top of an s-l-s rocket, designed to be more powerful than the apollo era saturn five.

Its destination?

A mini-space station orbiting the moon called gateway.

Orion's crew would dock there and take a lunar lander down to the moon's surface.

A handful of companies are now proposing designs for gateway.

Watch your head.

Frank demauro showed us northrop- grumman's mockup of a gateway habitat.

He oversees space systems for the company.

So when the orion is here-- this would be open-- for the crew to go back and forth.

Up to four astronauts could work and live here for up to two months.

So if you look up here, that's a berth that-- a crew member would go in when it's time to go to sleep the apollo astronauts were basically living out of their car to and from the moon.

This is more of a home.

It is.// it's a place where they can cook their food, where they can gather and socialize, but really do their work.

But orion and the sls rocket are years behind schedule and billions over budget.

In march, the trump administration, fed up, ordered nasa to put americans back on the moon by 2024.

If nasa is not currently capable of landing american astronauts on the moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission.

Nasa did just that last week -- ousting the top two managers of the artemis program.

It was entirely my decision, but at the end of the day we need to be very clear that nasa is committed to cost and schedule.

Nasa administrator jim bridenstine says it could take 20-billion additional dollars over 5 years to meet that new deadline.

My next step is to-- to-- to get the support from the united states congress.// how realistic is it that we're gonna have people on the moon by 2024?

I think it's realistic.// if the congress follows what we have put forward-- we will have remember the moon rocks?

Between 1969 and 1972, nasa brought down more than 800 pounds of moon rocks.

But questions remain over the whereabouts of some of those rocks.

Tom hanson has more on the mystery from space center houston.

Former nasa investigator joe gutheinz is a man on a mission& "this is when w gave back the honduras goodwill moon rock" ..locating historic moonrocks brought back to earth from the apollo space missions.

Tom: so you're like the leading expert on investigating these moon rocks& joe: some people say so, yes& tom: do you agree?

Joe: yea& i am on july 16th, 1969, a team of astronauts set out to be the first crew to land on the moon... they brought back a stockpile of moonrocks -- most of them ending up áhere in houston for research at nasa, and on public display under the care of highly trained nasa scientists at houston space center.

Do you know how lucrative these rocks are - how much they would be worth?

Priceless.

President nixon also ágifted small samples from apollo 11 - like this "goodwil moonrock" in window at the national cathedral - to all 50 states and territories and countries around the world.

& but gutheinz discovered many of those rocks are now unaccounted for.

Gutheinz: there were a number of moon rocks that were missing essentially nobody tracked these 5 million dollar gifts given by the nixon administration& tom: did that surprise you?

Gutheinz: it shocked me.

17:09:32 ámany& either lost& or sold on the black market&.some apollo moon rocks - even at the center of a 20 million dollar heist& gutheinz began tracking them down& and has located about 80 so far.

"there was on that we found in a shoebox!"

Gutheinz hopes getting the word out will help him locate more moonrocks around the world.

"i have no doub that i will get leads predicated on this story."

With a little lunar luck - he'll find them.

Tom hanson cbs news houston, texas.

Moonrocks can go for big money... in 2018, sotheby's álegallyá auctioned a russian moon rock totaling the weight of a áraindrop for $855,000.

Experts say to contact nasa, or state law enforcement if you think you have a lead to the missing moonrocks.

When we return, the face of determination.

Mid morning will be back in a moment.

Thebs s in the cbs series, "pushing th limits," w profile seemingly ordinary people who are doing remarkable things.

Dancer paige fraser is one of them.

She displays effortless elegance as she performs with beyonce, or stars in a commercial.

Errol barnett shows us how the breakout star has relied on her fierce determination to overcome her barriers and achieve dance greatness.

The only thing paige fraser ever dreamed of becoming was a ballerina& // i went in for a physical and the doctor made me bend over and bend up.

And he said, "i see slight curvature."

So, when she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 13, the highly invasive sugery that might correct it, scared her.

I was, like, "thi is insane."

M spine literally curved in two places."

Unsure and angry that this was happening to me-- why were you angry?

Because hearing the word "surgery, knowing that that could and possibly would-- end my career as a dancer-- just, the surgery alone // consisted of putting rods in your spine.

// you know, i cried for days.

Deciding áagainstá surgery&fraiser turned those tears into fierce tenacity.

In a ballet class, your hips need to be square.

Your shoulders need to be square.

And all of these things are altered with scoliosis.

One shoulder is higher.

One hip is higher.

Nat dancing& with years of physical therapy and corrective back braces fraser stabilized her chronic spinal condition& &becoming an award-wining dancer.

Beyonce nat& she's performed in this beyonce world tour video& nat& &and in her own intel commercial & nat show dress rehearsal& and now, at 28- years-old& fraser has made her musical theater debut at chicago's famed lyric opera in west side story.

Nat musical& i think everything i've gone through with the scoliosis and being a dancer of color and having to be the best in the room for this, because i walked in ready.

Fraser credits her parents alexia and edward, for the resilience she's need to keep going.

Financially for my family.

// and i think about it, i'm, like, "wow, m parents really sacrificed."

/ what do you make of // their sacrifice for you?

Mm.

I mean, you're very fortunate // to have-- to have that support.

Yeah.

Very.

Yeah.

I'm thankful // fraser's sharing her blessings with young, aspiring dancers & &offering workshops through her own foundation.

Heart it's very important to share my testimony with other dancers, especially dancers of color // nat paige dancing& what do you say to someone watching this who--, maybe they're into dance or athletics or something completely different-- and they, too, have a disability that makes them hesitate // giving up is-- was not an option for me, and i don't advise it.

I don't, because then you're feeding into that i think you have to push yourself to see the light.

Nat paige dancing intel commercial music sting.

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