December 19, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Leave it to medical researchers to find something about mistletoe that has nothing to do with kissing. The traditional plant that people hang in their homes at Christmastime may one day keep your liver healthy.In a repo
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two brains are better than one when it comes to tackling certain things, but a new study indicates that when it comes to weight loss, a person’s chance of shedding pounds is greater when they don’t team up w
dolgachov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Parents buying their teenage children cars should open up their wallet and opt for a new car instead of a used one, researchers say.A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and published in
Spotmatik/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new report named the most and least prepared states in the country when it comes to infectious disease.The report, put out by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, used ten indica
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Europe's highest court ruled on Thursday that obesity can, under certain circumstances, be considered a disability, taking a step forward against obesity discrimination, experts say.The European Court of Justice heard the ca
Second Sight(NEW YORK) -- Modern medicine has always been capable of amazing things, but 2014 was an especially remarkable year.Much of what happened over the past 12 months wasn’t even possible just a few short years ago. Some occurrences, like the
Mark Davis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their second child, a daughter Frankie, this past April and only now is she starting to worry about shedding the extra baby weight.“It took nine months t
Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rapper Rick Ross is a music industry heavyweight who has been known as much for his big hits as his imposing size. But he’s sporting a far slimmer physique these days.In an interview with ABC News’
ABC/Rick Rowell(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Angelina Jolie missed the premiere of her movie Unbroken because she came down with chickenpox. Meanwhile, more than a dozen players from the National Hockey League were diagnosed with the mumps.Aren’t these c
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Parents love giving presents to their children almost as much as kids love getting them.However, when moms and dads use material possessions to manage their children’s behavior, it can create problems when their yo
iStock/Thinkstock(GRENOBLE, France) — A manly man likes spicy foods, true or false?While it seems a bit preposterous, researchers at France’s University of Grenoble say that a man’s liking of hot and spicy grub may actually prove that he
iStock/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Perhaps we’ve been going about the war on cancer all wrong.That’s the finding of University of Michigan researcher David Hauser, who says that metaphors used when describing people’s efforts to
iStock/Thinkstock(JONESUU, Finland) — Breakfast lunch dinner. Breakfast lunch dinner. Breakfast lunch dinner.By now, you know the drill that three meals a day are important for optimum health, especially when it comes to children. But since we don&r
Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study found that many patients with inhalers or epi-pens do not use them correctly. According to the study, published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, researchers at the University of Texas l
Jochen Sands/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that removing the blood clot that causes a stroke may improve odds of limiting disability caused by that stroke.The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, notes that w
Digital Vision./Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pilots should remember to pack their sunscreen, researchers said, after a study noted that flying at 30,000 feet exposes pilots to significant ultraviolet radiation.The study, published in the Journal of the America
Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Older adults are more likely to use benzodiazepines for help sleeping, a new study says, which could put them at risk of injury.According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical As
Stephanie Portanova/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- One lucky dog is getting his stride back after being fitted with custom 3-D printed paws and legs.Derby, a mutt believed to be mostly husky, was born without fully formed front legs. Instead, the dog had small &ld
iStock/Thinkstock(FRAMINGHAM, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts pharmacy owner has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections.The outbreak killed 64 people and sick
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Proponents of the so-called paleo diet believe that humans who probably went by names like Grok, Thog and Dorn knew more about nutrition than we do today. But a new analysis by two anthropology professors suggests otherwise.
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