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(PITTSBURGH) -- Born with a rare metabolic disease that rendered eating protein poisonous, 3-year-old Kennedy Stevenson was never able to appreciate a good bite of Thanksgiving turkey.But all of that is about to change thanks to a liver transplant she received two weeks ago from her mother's Facebook friend."She just ate a chicken finger for the fi...
(NEW YORK) -- There's nothing like a day of solid eating to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit. But as family members catch up, they often don't realize just how many calories they're devouring over the course of the day.Experts say people often eat more than a full day's worth of calories in one gravy-laden feast, in part because overeating is as ...
(NEW YORK) -- You wash your hair, body and clothes on a regular basis. But how often do you wash your makeup brushes?Now, one product is vying to make the pesky task of cleaning your brushes an easier one.It’s called Brush Medic, and it’s said to eliminate 99 percent of dirt and bacteria through a UV sterilizing system."It was really my...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study says that the vitamin D supplements many Americans take at a doctor's recommendation may not be quite as beneficial as they believe.According to a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that a newer, less painful mammogram may be possible.According to a study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers believe that the improved process can exert pressure throughout the breast tissue, avoiding direct force applied to the breast. Researchers tested the proposed proce...
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday finalized a pair of new rules related to labeling of products in vending machines, chain restaurants and other retail food establishments. "Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home and people today expect clear information about the products they consume,"...
Posted 2014-11-25 03:37:01
(NEW YORK) -- People who enjoy hiking in the woods from spring through autumn in various part of the country are generally told to check themselves for ticks after their strolls.Now, the same thing goes for anyone who enjoys a round of golf.Although played in wide open spaces, New York Medical College researcher Gregory Owens says that golfers must...
(NEW YORK) -- And for our next trick, we’ll try to walk from the barista to our table without spilling this tray of coffee.Good luck with that. As opposed to carbonated beverages like beer, coffee often spills out of the cup regardless of how careful we walk. But why?It took some geniuses from Princeton and NYU to figure out the answer: it&rs...
(MIDLAND, Texas) -- The dress was perfect, the flowers were in place and the string quartet was all set up to ease the beautiful bride down the aisle.But most important to newlywed Cathryn Copeland on her magical wedding day was the fact her mother was there.“It’s a huge blessing,” Copeland, 26, of Midland, Texas, told ABC News.Co...
(NEW YORK) -- Do you pack lunch for your children to bring to school? A new study says it may be healthier to have them buy food at the cafeteria.A study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Monday found that 9 out of 10 lunches brought from home included chips, desserts, and sweetened drinks. While lunches mad...
Posted 2014-11-24 12:48:59
(NEW YORK) -- Along with turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving serves up plenty of health hazards. While the deadliest day of the year is Christmas, according to one University of California San Diego study, Thanksgiving has more than its share of pitfalls. Read on for five big ones:Car AccidentsThis year, the National Safety Council predicted, there w...
(NEW YORK) -- Showing off on social media isn't just for the rich kids of Instagram. New research shows the majority of moms feel pressure to appear well off on social media.For every day people -- moms included -- a daily visit to Facebook is often an assault of cyber friends' new cars, expensive strollers and pricey family vacations."Keeping up w...
(NEW YORK) -- Mia St. John is obsessed with getting whiter, cleaner teeth.The five-time World Boxing Council champion in the super welterweight division said her quest for pearly whites grew so extreme she was brushing and bleaching constantly until her dentist intervened.“He said my teeth could basically turn to mush just because I was destr...
(LONDON) -- Hipsters haven't exactly been known for their hygiene, but that seems to be changing.The Daily Mail is reporting that sales of “beard nets” have skyrocketed in the U.K. and abroad thanks to scruffy hipster dudes working in the food industry. It seems their penchant for bushy beards poses a problem while preparing and packagi...
(NEW YORK) -- For decades, college students have taken over-the-counter stimulants to stay awake and illegal drugs for recreational use to wind down from their studies.However, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids says the latest problem on college campuses involves students using prescription medications to keep up with the demands of the classroom....
(NEW YORK) -- So you're into a gluten-free diet. So what?Consumer Reports says that many Americans have got the wrong idea if they believe gluten-free foods are always the best choices.The magazine doesn't dispute the fact that people with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, can develop more complications if they consume ...
(NEW YORK) -- Apparently, one way to improve your restaurant experience is by making eye contact with the chef before placing your order.A small Harvard research project reveals that cooks who can observe their guests dished out markedly better meals than when customers were out of their sight.The findings were culled after Harvard Business School ...
(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving Day shopping is just three days away.With more retailers than ever throwing open their doors on a day which once meant a holiday for everyone, PBS.org has conducted a poll to ask whether retailers should remain open on Thursday.Apparently, Americans feel a lot of compassion for those who have to work Thanksgiving Day beca...
Posted 2014-11-23 17:30:13
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say simple talk therapy could help to noticeably lower patients' risk of suicide.According to a study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed data from over 60,000 patients who had recently tried to commit suicide. Some of the participants were given talk therapy, while others were given...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers from New York University and the Harvard School of Public Health say that more than one million veterans have no health insurance.According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 1.2 million veterans have no health insurance and less than 50 percent of U.S. veterans receive benefits through the Department...
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