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Rep. Akin Shouldn’t Be in Office, Planned Parenthood Head Says

Rep. Akin Shouldn’t Be in Office, Planned Parenthood Head Says

Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards denounced Rep. Todd Akin’s comment that women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” saying this morning that the statement was an…

Marriage Means More Drinking for Women, Less for Men

Marriage Means More Drinking for Women, Less for Men

Cultura/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — A study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on Saturday found that married women drink more than previously married women, but married men drink less than previously married men.A…

College Freshman Urged to Avoid Gaining Unwanted Pounds

College Freshman Urged to Avoid Gaining Unwanted Pounds

Tom Morello/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although researchers say the 15 pounds thought to be gained during freshman year are a bit of an exaggeration, an expert still urges students to avoid gaining unwanted pounds, Health Day reports.
Kari Kooi, a registe…

329 Pound-Weight-Loss Trio Share Their Secrets

329 Pound-Weight-Loss Trio Share Their Secrets

Tom Morello/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Having lost a combined total of 329 pounds among them, Dana Campfield, Michelle Mohr and Eli Sapharti know a few things about transforming your body, and your life.The trio dropped the pounds the old-fashioned way, t…

‘Looners’ Substitute Balloons for Love, Sex and Intimacy

‘Looners’ Substitute Balloons for Love, Sex and Intimacy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For children, balloons can make the heart soar, but when an adult tucks his balloons into bed at night, he could be considered a “looner.”Dave, a former piano teacher from outside Little Rock, Ark., thinks of his bal…

World’s Smallest Dwarf Siblings Live Large at College

World’s Smallest Dwarf Siblings Live Large at College

TLC(SANDOVAL, Ill.) — Bradley (Brad), 21, and Bridgette (Bri), 23, Jordan are primordial dwarfs and the world’s shortest living brother and sister, but they live life large.Bri weighs 18 lbs. and is only 27 inches tall; Brad is 35 pounds on a 38-inch …

School Snack Laws Effective in Curbing Weight Gain, Study Finds

School Snack Laws Effective in Curbing Weight Gain, Study Finds

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — State laws that curb the sale of junk food in schools may be helping combat childhood obesity, according to the findings of a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.In the first national study to measure th…

6 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

6 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

iStockphoto/ThinkstockBy DIANE HENDERIKS, Good Morning America Health Contributor(NEW YORK) — Many people believe that eating healthy is expensive and time consuming, but that’s not necessarily the case. The reality is that healthy eating can be…

Look Years Younger Without Surgery?

Look Years Younger Without Surgery?

ABC(NEW YORK) — The hottest new trend taking the beauty world by storm is AcuFacial, a non-surgical alternative that advocates say turns back the clock on aging.The process involves strategically placing tiny needles on the body and face. Clients can …

Look Years Younger Without Surgery?

Look Years Younger Without Surgery?

ABC(NEW YORK) — The hottest new trend taking the beauty world by storm is AcuFacial, a non-surgical alternative that advocates say turns back the clock on aging.The process involves strategically placing tiny needles on the body and face. Clients can …

"Extreme Makeover": Woman Loses 138 Pounds

"Extreme Makeover": Woman Loses 138 Pounds

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(NEW YORK) — Sally Adams was an active child who grew up to be a slim, athletic woman, but a severe leg injury changed her life. As a result of the injury, Adams, a Washington, D.C., tour guide, gained 200 pounds.  She consumed 10…

What Makes Enduring Love? Researchers Want to Know

What Makes Enduring Love? Researchers Want to Know

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — British researchers are reaching across the pond to find American couples — gay or straight — who have experienced love that has endured. The Open University of Great Britain is looking for adults in long-term rela…

Florida Man Selling ‘American Dream’ on eBay

Florida Man Selling ‘American Dream’ on eBay

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “I’m selling my American dream on eBay,” Shane Butcher of Tampa Bay, Fla., happily told ABCNews.com. Butcher, 29, is selling everything he owns for a price of $3.5 million on eBay. His “American dream” includes the thr…

‘Kumare’: Fake Yoga Guru Exposes Real, Desperate Desire to Believe

‘Kumare’: Fake Yoga Guru Exposes Real, Desperate Desire to Believe

Kino Lorber/Kumare(LOS ANGELES) — Kumare speaks with a thick Indian accent. His hair is long, his beard is full, his feet are bare. Wrapped in a saffron sarong, Kumare effortlessly becomes a spiritual beacon for a curious bunch of truth seekers in Pho…

Dr. Mike Dow: Rehab Your Diet in 5 Simple Steps

Dr. Mike Dow: Rehab Your Diet in 5 Simple Steps

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Addiction expert Dr. Mike Dow, author of Diet Rehab, host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters and co-host of VH1′s Couples Therapy, offers these five steps for getting your diet back on track.Step 1: Ask yourself: What …

12-Year-Old, 200-Pound Star of Nike Olympic Commercials Finds Inspiration

12-Year-Old, 200-Pound Star of Nike Olympic Commercials Finds Inspiration

Nike(LONDON, Ohio) — The star of Nike’s latest Olympics ads has created his own Olympic-sized challenge.Nathan Sorrell of London, Ohio, the 12-year-old, 200-pound star of the “Find Your Greatness” ad recently launched by the sports company, said he ha…

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients Save Money

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients Save Money

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Doctors have warned patients about drug interactions with grapefruit juice for years, but it turns out the tart drink might actually interact with certain drugs in a good way, reducing dosages and, therefore, costs an…

Louisiana High School Panned for Pregnancy Policy

Louisiana High School Panned for Pregnancy Policy

Hemera/Thinkstock(DELHI, La.) — A Louisiana high school has come under attack for a policy that bans pregnant students, and those who refuse to take a pregnancy test, from its campus. According to its student pregnancy policy, Delhi Charter School “re…

WATCH: Marijuana Legalization Group Launches TV Ad

WATCH: Marijuana Legalization Group Launches TV Ad

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Forget Bob Marley – Washington mom Kate Pippinger is the new face of the movement to legalize marijuana.Pippinger appears in a new 30-second ad by New Approach Washington, a Washington state group that supports …

Wisconsin Shootings: Sikhs Faced Discrimination Since 9/11

Wisconsin Shootings: Sikhs Faced Discrimination Since 9/11

Darren Hauck/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amardeep Singh, the son of a physicist, was raised in New Jersey where he played Little League and his mother coached softball. Now, he is raising two sons in Hoboken, the third-generation of Sikhs to live in this…

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