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Four Ways to Get Your Vitamin D from Food and Sun

Four Ways to Get Your Vitamin D from Food and Sun

loongar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Spring is here, and there’s no better time to work vitamin D into your daily routine.The so-called sunshine nutrient is crucial for healthy bones and it might even stave off the country’s top killers: cancer …

New App Supposedly Helps with Jet Lag

New App Supposedly Helps with Jet Lag

badmanproduction/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Body clock all out of whack due to jet lag?If you can stay awake for a moment, yes, there’s an app for that too.It’s called Entrain, developed by University of Michigan math professor Dr. Danny Forger. H…

Are Pets in Hospitals Really Therapeutic?

Are Pets in Hospitals Really Therapeutic?

monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s long been assumed that the spirits of hospital patients are lifted when domesticated animals are brought in to comfort them.However, psychologists from Australia’s University of Adelaide says there have…

Sick Kids Wowed By Google Glass Zoo Trip

Sick Kids Wowed By Google Glass Zoo Trip

Courtesy Houston Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital(HOUSTON) — The use of the Google Glass wearable computer technology at Houston’s Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has allowed sick children who suffer from debilitating conditions to see …

Heart Recipient Honors 21-Year-Old Donor

Heart Recipient Honors 21-Year-Old Donor

Courtesy Sandra Chesterman(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — As Sandra Chesterman cleaned out her recently killed daughter Kristina’s college apartment last fall, she noticed a makeup bag stuffed with pieces of paper.In it, she found one tattered note that ha…

New Tech Allows Parents Genetic ‘Preview’ Before Conception

New Tech Allows Parents Genetic ‘Preview’ Before Conception

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New technology claims to give parents a genetic “preview” of their child before they’re even conceived. The Gene Peeks company caters to women looking to use sperm banks to have a child. The company sequences the ge…

Boy with ‘Internal Decapitation’ Needs ‘Votes’ for Wheelchair Van

Boy with ‘Internal Decapitation’ Needs ‘Votes’ for Wheelchair Van

Courtesy of Arlay Galindo(MORENO, Calif.) — Arlay Galindo said she knew something was wrong even before the horrific accident that nearly robbed her 3-year-old son of his life and left him paralyzed from the neck down.Her brother had picked up her son…

How Safe Are Car-Seat Harnesses for Your Dog?

How Safe Are Car-Seat Harnesses for Your Dog?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dogs are man’s best friend and many are our travel buddies. And to keep them safe while riding shotgun, many travel experts recommend products such as harnesses and crates.Should you do it?The ABC News series “Good …

Shop to Shape Your Kids

Shop to Shape Your Kids

JackF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Shopping is a favorite activity of a lot of people although the same really can’t be said for toddlers who get bored easily.However, even those 2- and 3-year-olds who sulk or throw tantrums might be learning some imp…

Popular Music Inundated with References to Alcohol

Popular Music Inundated with References to Alcohol

pavelis/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Young people exposed to numerous mentions of alcohol brands in the music they listen to tend to abuse booze more often than those who don’t tune in as much to the same kinds of songs.That’s the finding of B…

ED Drugs Linked to Greater Risk of Melanoma

ED Drugs Linked to Greater Risk of Melanoma

John Foxx/Thinkstock(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, is used by men to treat erectile dysfunction. However, a study out of Brown University is raising red flags about a possible side-effect from the drug: melanoma.Dr. Ab…

Unwanted Thoughts Not Necessarily an OCD Problem

Unwanted Thoughts Not Necessarily an OCD Problem

Ridofranz/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A definite sign of obsessive compulsive disorder is having intrusive thoughts that seem to linger.However, as one Concordia University researcher points out, you don’t have to be diagnosed with OCD in order…

Focus on the Fit, Less on the Fat, Doctor Advises

Focus on the Fit, Less on the Fat, Doctor Advises

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Roger Juneau, 61, had a heart attack 20 years ago and now, at 191 pounds, he’s still overweight. But his doctor has advised him not to worry about shedding the pounds.“Fat isn’t always the devil,…

Hide and Sweet: Surprising Places You’ll Find High Fructose Corn Syrup

Hide and Sweet: Surprising Places You’ll Find High Fructose Corn Syrup

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In some not-so-sweet news, the honey you spoon into your tea may contain high fructose corn syrup, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue new recommendations this week.If adopted, the new rules would pre…

Expert: Killers Who Choose Knife over Gun Are Rare

Expert: Killers Who Choose Knife over Gun Are Rare

aijohn784/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A killer who chooses a knife as a weapon has a sociopathic personality that reveals deep-seated anger, a criminal justice expert said in the aftermath of the mass stabbings Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School in…

DC School Ignored ‘Hot’ Boy with Sickle Cell, Mom Says

DC School Ignored ‘Hot’ Boy with Sickle Cell, Mom Says

Tyesha Ford, the mother of 9-year-old Blake, is shown. WJLA(WASHINGTON) — A Washington, D.C.-area boy is in the hospital this week after his teacher allegedly told him to return to his school work when he said he didn’t feel well, his mother say…

Woman’s Daily Photos Document Her Year of Cancer Treatment

Woman’s Daily Photos Document Her Year of Cancer Treatment

Jennifer Glass documented her physical transformation as she was being treated for lung cancer by video on YouTube. Jennifer Glass/YouTube(NEW YORK) — The day that Jennifer Glass, 50, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer she told her new husband s…

Men with Eating Disorders Slow to Get Help, Study Shows

Men with Eating Disorders Slow to Get Help, Study Shows

deeepblue/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The perception that anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and non-specific eating disorders are problems for women alone delays men getting help, according to a small study in the journal BMJ Open.
Men suffering from eating …

‘Shapewear’ for Eyes? Product Promises to Reduce Under-Eye Bags

‘Shapewear’ for Eyes? Product Promises to Reduce Under-Eye Bags

Altin Osmanaj/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new product promises to reduce under-eye puffiness without surgery or injections.Neotensil is a film that users apply under their eyes themselves. Within three hours, circles and puffiness are gone, according to …

Oklahoma Baby Giraffe Dies During Surgery

Oklahoma Baby Giraffe Dies During Surgery

File photo. (Fuse/Thinkstock)(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Zoo is mourning the loss of a baby giraffe that died during surgery to fix a fatal birth defect.The 8-foot-tall “baby,” named Kyah, had an abnormal blood vessel wrapped aroun…

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