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How “Will & Grace” Actress Debra Messing Lost 20 Pounds

How “Will & Grace” Actress Debra Messing Lost 20 Pounds

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Debra Messing has never looked anything less than drop-dead gorgeous.You would never know it, but the Will & Grace icon, 45, recently made an effort to eat better for her health and it’s definitely paid off big t…

Low-Fat Doughnuts Really Do Exist

Low-Fat Doughnuts Really Do Exist

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you could eat doughnuts without the guilt, would you?Turns out, you can, almost. And there’s still a pinch of guilt, but only about one-fourth of the guilt you would experience after eating a typical doughn…

Most Want Birth Control Included in Medical Coverage

Most Want Birth Control Included in Medical Coverage

Fuse/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — A survey conducted for the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that 69 percent of respondents believe that health plans offered in the U.S. should automatically cover birth control.Study researcher Dr….

Love the One You’re With, Just Not That Much

Love the One You’re With, Just Not That Much

iStock/360/Thinkstock(HAMILTON, N.Y.) — If you think your significant other is the sun, moon and stars all rolled up into one, your high expectations could come crashing down around your head.Colgate University psychologist Jennifer Tomlinson contends…

Chef Symon’s Seven Tips to Help You Start Gardening this Earth Day

Chef Symon’s Seven Tips to Help You Start Gardening this Earth Day

ABC/ Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — You know Chef Michael Symon as the co-host of ABC’s The Chew. But what you may not know on this Earth Day is that Symon comes from a long line of gardeners.“My grandfather had his own garden, my father had his…

Anti-Thigh Gap Jeans a Hit with the Muscle Set

Anti-Thigh Gap Jeans a Hit with the Muscle Set

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Kickstarter campaign for jeans that cater to strong butts, meaty thighs and curvy calves crushed its funding goal of $15,000 in just 47 minutes.“These are the anti-thigh gap jeans,” said Barbell Denim co-founder H…

Girl Mauled by Raccoon Leaves Hospital with Ear on Arm

Girl Mauled by Raccoon Leaves Hospital with Ear on Arm

Beaumont Children’s Hospital(NEW YORK) — An 11-year-old girl who was mauled by a pet raccoon as a baby is back home Tuesday after a seven-hour surgery to embed a makeshift ear in her arm.Charlotte Ponce of Spring Lake, Mich., lost her right ear, nose …

Does Extreme Water-Drinking Make You Healthier?

Does Extreme Water-Drinking Make You Healthier?

VladimirFLoyd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Celebrities swear by it. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Jessica Alba and even Jennifer Lopez, A-listers with glowing skin credit drinking lots of water as one of their beauty secrets.Health care journalist Sabrina Bachai,…

Stranger’s Bone Marrow Donation Helps Save Grandfather’s Life

Stranger’s Bone Marrow Donation Helps Save Grandfather’s Life

ABC(NEW YORK) — When Ron Oppedisano received his cancer diagnosis in the winter of 2010, it was shattering.“Your life stops, literally comes to a standstill,” Oppedisano, then the mayor of Norridge, Ill., said, of the diagnosis of acute my…

A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain

A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing number of Americans would prefer to stop popping pills and avoid going under the knife to treat a bum knee, achy lower back or sore hip. Instead, they’re turning to the ancient Chinese practice of acupunct…

Language Problems Pervasive in Youngsters with ADHD

Language Problems Pervasive in Youngsters with ADHD

iStock/Thinkstock(VICTORIA, Australia) — Problems with language are much more common with children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as opposed to youngsters without the disorder linked to over activity and a lack of focus.A stud…

Time Doesn’t Heal All Head Wounds

Time Doesn’t Heal All Head Wounds

iStock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — A respite of half-a-year won’t clear up structural damage to the brain resulting from hundreds of hits the head might take during a sports season such as football.Jeffrey Bazarian of the University of Rochester Sch…

What Can Sabotage a Woman Between the Sheets?

What Can Sabotage a Woman Between the Sheets?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chaunie Brusie is 27 and pregnant with her fourth child.Brusie’s other three children are younger than 5. While she is happily married, she has felt a strain on her sex life.”Pregnancy for me does not feel like a …

Doctors Continue to Prescribe Children Codeine Despite Safety Concerns

Doctors Continue to Prescribe Children Codeine Despite Safety Concerns

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors are still giving out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions to children each year, despite warnings of safety concerns, a new study finds. There’s been a slight decline in hospital emergency department pre…

Runner Killed by Allegedly Drunken Driver Honored with Sneaker Memorial

Runner Killed by Allegedly Drunken Driver Honored with Sneaker Memorial

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(BOSTON) –  As Boston marathoners reached the crest of the first hill Monday morning, they saw a towering structure of donated running shoes to honor a Virginia runner killed by an allegedly drunken driver.“It rad…

Surprising Bacteria That Live on Your Money

Surprising Bacteria That Live on Your Money

Ingram Publishing/iStock(NEW YORK) — A recent study has identified 3,000 types of bacteria on dollar bills from a Manhattan bank.Most of the bacteria were, unsurprisingly, microbes found on the skin, while others matched those found in mouths, and eve…

Brothers Get Wheelchair-Friendly Playground

Brothers Get Wheelchair-Friendly Playground

Courtesy Vincent Isner/Miracle Recreation(NEW YORK) — The Long family used to drive almost an hour to get to a playground that both Connor and Cayden could play on together, but now they don’t have to.Cayden, 9, has cerebral palsy, which renders…

Experts Question Plane Stowaway’s Survival Story

Experts Question Plane Stowaway’s Survival Story

DBhakta/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Experts are questioning the veracity of a 16-year-old boy’s story after he said he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.“Somebody surviving at 35,…

How to Protect Yourself at Nail Salons

How to Protect Yourself at Nail Salons

kzenon/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just how unsanitary can nail salons be?ABC News’ 20/20 went undercover to find out and the results may scare you.DeeDee Crossett of the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology says it’s hard to kn…

Health Officials Step Up Psychological Support Efforts at Boston Marathon

Health Officials Step Up Psychological Support Efforts at Boston Marathon

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Bob Spiner, Jr. has breezed through several 20-mile runs in the past few weeks. The 50-year-old lawyer from Lynbrook, N.Y., has trained a steady 40 to 50 miles a week for the past year and said he is in top physical conditi…

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