November 25, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At just 18 months old, Elizabeth Shea was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. It can make catching the common cold life-threatening.Shea’s mother,
Courtesy Donya McCoy(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 live
iStock/Thinkstock(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 peopl
Brush Medic(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&r
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There’s a new treatment for saggy, creased skin around the mouth that works from the inside out to tighten soft tissue and produce a smoothing effect on the surface.Dr. Christine Lee, a dermatologist, helped pioneer a
areeya_ann/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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 S
monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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 p
Igor Dimovski/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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
Carole Gomez/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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 en
kzenon/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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
iStock/Thinkstock(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
iStock/Thinkstock(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 fo
iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Melissa Groves will never forget that over Christmas 2004, her then-6-year-old daughter Autumn asked Santa Claus for a little brother.Boy, was she in for a surprise. The little brothers kept coming and coming.Autumn got
Tetra Images/Thinkstock(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 it
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(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
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc./Getty Images(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 an
Stone/Getty Images(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 w
The Image Bank/Getty Images(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
Moment/Getty Images(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 w
Cultura/Getty Images(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 marked
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