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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…

Researcher Subjects Himself to Multiple Bee Stings to Test Pain

Researcher Subjects Himself to Multiple Bee Stings to Test Pain

Tsekhmister/Thinkstock(ITHACA, N.Y.) — Never before has one graduate student done so much to further the study of bee stings.Michael Smith with Cornell University’s Department of Neurobiology and Behavior decided to find out what parts of the bo…

What We See Is Both Now and Then

What We See Is Both Now and Then

Sergey Anatolievich Pristyazhnyuk/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Are you seeing what you’re now seeing in real time?Well, yes and no, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Visual perception, it seems, is a combin…

Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Breakthrough for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dustin Shillcox was told he could never move or walk again. With the flick of a switch, that all changed.“It was so incredibly amazing for me,” said Shillcox. “[My family] cried as well…they were very exci…

Swimming Great Ian Thorpe Battling ‘Serious’ Infection

Swimming Great Ian Thorpe Battling ‘Serious’ Infection

Graham Denholm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe is battling a serious infection that could knock him out of competitive swimming for good, the Australian Associated Press reported.The five-time gold medalist is being treate…

Baby Giraffe’s Neck Surgery a Long Shot, Zoo Says

Baby Giraffe’s Neck Surgery a Long Shot, Zoo Says

Fuse/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A 6-month-old giraffe at the Oklahoma City Zoo is having surgery Tuesday to fix a fatal birth defect, but zoo staff say there’s only a 50 percent chance she’ll survive.The 8-foot-tall “baby,” named Kyah, ha…

Does This New Book Take Exercise During Pregnancy Too Far?

Does This New Book Take Exercise During Pregnancy Too Far?

Brandi Dion/De Capo Lifelong Books(NEW YORK) — Advice to pregnant women up until the 1960s was to put their feet up and take a load off until the baby was born. We now know that exercise is one of the healthiest habits a mom-to-be can practice for bot…

Yale Student Says School Pressured Her to Fatten Up or Else

Yale Student Says School Pressured Her to Fatten Up or Else

Graham Denholm/Getty Images(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — A Yale University student became a junk-food junkie because her Ivy League school thought she was too thin and demanded she gain weight or leave the university, she says.Frances Chan, 20, says she felt f…

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