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Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some people might want to rethink their views about marijuana being relatively harmless, a new study from medical school researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests.Anne Blood, a senior study co-author, s
Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s that time of year when people adorn their homes with the flowers of the holiday season, such as Easter lilies.But while these flowers might look great on your coffee table, they can be murder on you
Jenni and David Ezell(DALLAS) -- Jenni Ezell, the mother of conjoined twins who will be released from Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas on Tuesday, said the family feels "relief, joy and elation." The Ezell twins, Owen and Emmitt, were born
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With throbbing lights and crowds of kids, privately promoted events known as “glow” parties are quickly becoming the go-to parties for teens across the country.The parties are billed as safe and alcohol-free even
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.Dick Hoyt pushed his
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce flaunted her natural beauty while on vacation in the Dominican Republic this week -- and countless other celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga and Cameron Diaz have all posted fresh-faced selfies for the w
Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Adrianne Haslet-Davis went to last year’s Boston Marathon with her husband to celebrate his safe return from Afghanistan. But 6,500 miles away from the war zone, a bomb went off in thei
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Women who gain more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy give birth to kids with an increased risk of childhood obesity, new research suggests.Researchers found that normal-weight women who gained more weight tha
Shannon Duffy Peterson(NEW YORK) -- Abby Peterson was just a few weeks shy of her sixth birthday in 2001 when she caught a severe case of chicken pox that made her so weak that she came down with pneumonia, her mother recalled. Her little body couldn&rsqu
moodboard/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- It's not something anyone thinks about during their teen years but the longer it takes one to reach their full height, the greater the risk of developing certain brain tumors during adulthood.Add that to the list
monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Instances of postpartum depression among mothers are well documented but studying the mental state of men who become first-time fathers hasn't been as extensive.However, new research seems to suggest that men to
Eraxion/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- Mostly everyone knows Silly Putty can stretch and bounce, and even lift up newsprint or comic pictures. But the stuff originally intended to be a wallpaper eraser has been found to do something else: explode the gro
iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- After an expectant mother in Rome learned that she was implanted with the wrong embryos, she's decided that she will carry the twins to term.According to the Telegraph, the woman, who has not been identified, underwent an IVF tr
The AtlanticABC News’ Claire Shipman reports:(NEW YORK) -- We all know those familiar, frustrating feelings.  We’re afraid to speak up at a meeting because we aren’t sure what we have to say is perfect.  And then a few minutes
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill Clinton is cheating -- on his vegan diet.Clinton’s doctor let the secret out in the New York Times that sometimes the former president cheats on his healthy diet.But two of the nation’s leading v
File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A British ice cream maker says he created Viagra ice cream for an A-list party.Charlie Harry Francis of “Lick Me I’m Delicious,” who made headlines last year for his glow-in-the-dark ice cream,
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- It may be that domestic arguments are an unavoidable part of matrimony. For some couples, however, the answer lies not with a marriage counselor, but with a visit to the kitchen.Hunger could be the sinister culprit behind
iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Mass.) -- Saving a man’s life and helping a woman give birth within 24 hours count as a “great learning experience,” a Massachusetts cop said Monday.“It’s one of those situations where if it does
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A recent black bear attack in a Florida suburb has people on edge as authorities hunt for the missing animal, which fled after mauling a woman in her garage over the weekend.The odds of encountering a bear outside the wild a
Photo Courtesy Royal Caribbean(BALTIMORE) -- Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to leave Baltimore on its next voyage on Saturday afternoon, but will need approval from the Centers for Disease Control after its last two cruises saw passen
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