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Less Lying, More Truth Telling Linked to Better Health

Less Lying, More Truth Telling Linked to Better HealthPhotodisc/Thinkstock(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) -- It may seem like conventional wisdom, but telling the truth on a consistent basis can make you healthier, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.  With recent ev...

USDA: Farmers Markets Thrive on Higher Demand for Local Produce

USDA: Farmers Markets Thrive on Higher Demand for Local ProduceJupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Growing demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has resulted in a big jump in the number of farmers markets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farmers markets increased nearly 10 percen...

Anti-Nuke Nun, Protesters Enter Tennessee Complex

Anti-Nuke Nun, Protesters Enter Tennessee ComplexFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OAK RIDGE, Tenn.) -- Two men and an 82-year-old nun who allegedly broke into the U.S. government's only storage facility for weapons-grade enriched uranium in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Saturday and splashed it with human blo...

Tanning Mom Isn’t Tan Anymore

Tanning Mom Isn’t Tan AnymoreDave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The “Tanning Mom” has stopped tanning.When we last saw Patricia Krentcil, she was nationally notorious for tanning five times a week. She first made headlines when she was accused of allowing her 6-ye...

Woman Fights Infection From Dog Saliva

Woman Fights Infection From Dog SalivaWSBTV(DECATUR, Ga.) -- At 32 years old, nursing student Hannah Rinehart is hooked to a ventilator, her body healing after an amputation of her hands and feet. The Decatur, Ga., woman, who is also a three-time cancer survivor, is fighting a rare bacteri...

Seven Babies in Seven Months for Seven Neighbors

Seven Babies in Seven Months for Seven NeighborsFile photo. Photodisc/ThomasNorthcut/Thinkstock(HASTINGS, Minn.) -- If there really is something “in the water” when it comes to getting pregnant, then seven women in a block of seven yard-to-yard homes in a Minn., neighborhood must be chu...

Jordyn Wieber’s Dreams Deflate After Lifetime of Focus

Jordyn Wieber’s Dreams Deflate After Lifetime of FocusRonald Martinez/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Gymnast Jordyn Wieber disintegrated into tears as she failed to advance to the all-around final Sunday in London--an individual Olympic gold medal now out of reach in the sport's premiere event that takes place o...

Going Gray With HIV, a Complicated Affair

Going Gray With HIV, a Complicated AffairFile photo. Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- No one would argue that living a long time after receiving an HIV diagnosis is a good thing. "I feel fabulous," says Carlton Smith, who was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago. He is on the cusp of 50, "but...

New Technology Lets People Write With Their Eyes

New Technology Lets People Write With Their EyesJupiterImages/Comstock(NEW YORK) -- Patients without the ability to use their limbs may have a new way to communicate, thanks to researchers in France. This offers hope to sufferers of strokes, spinal injuries, or degenerative diseases such as ALS, or ...

10 Airports Most Likely to Spread Disease

10 Airports Most Likely to Spread DiseaseEducation Images/UIG via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focuses on the influence of airports in the spread of pandemics.Many health-conscious traveler...

Extreme Tanning: Cancer Scare Doesn’t Stop Tan Clan

Extreme Tanning: Cancer Scare Doesn’t Stop Tan ClanStockbyte/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) -- For the Corkran family of Jasper, Texas, tanning is a family tradition. Mom Erin Corkran and her two daughters, Jamie and Rachel, tan every day, sometimes twice a day, and often in the comfort of their own...

Is Cinema-Phobia Taking Hold?

Is Cinema-Phobia Taking Hold?Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When Emilie Yount was in her 20s, she used to spend five days a week huddled in Chicago movie theater seats, "banging out" film reviews and blogs for publications like Reel Reviews and TribecaFilm.com. Being alone in a...

Expert Tips for Healthy Summer Hair

Expert Tips for Healthy Summer HairiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Looking for ways to keep your hair looking healthy and vibrant all summer long? Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler/Redken Salons in New York and Miami, shared some secrets exclusively for ABC’s Good Afternoon Ameri...

Would You Try the $25 Facelift?

Would You Try the $25 Facelift?ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Americans spent nearly $10 billion last year to tighten their droopy skin, wrinkled foreheads and saggy eyelids, according to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. What if you could change all that with j...

How to Talk to Children About the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

How to Talk to Children About the Colorado Movie Theater ShootingThomas Cooper/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hours after the horrific shooting during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a Colorado movie theater, Melissa Lawrence's young children were on their way to camp, happily oblivious to the tragedy.Th...

Single Men Listening to Biological Clock and Becoming Fathers

Single Men Listening to Biological Clock and Becoming FathersABC News (NEW YORK) -- Growing numbers of men who have never been married -- gay and straight -- are shattering that old stereotype of the befuddled dad struggling with how to care for a baby.There are now more than one million single fathers raising c...

Physical Inactivity as Damagaing to Health as Smoking

Physical Inactivity as Damagaing to Health as SmokingJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health are comparable to that of smoking or obesity, according to a new study.What's more, the researchers say the problem of i...

Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on GaysEliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays from joining or being leaders – a decision that’s disappointing gay rights groups. A special committee o...

How Social Media Is Spurring Plastic Surgery

How Social Media Is Spurring Plastic SurgeryCourtesy Dr. Richard Ellenbogen(LOS ANGELES) -- Triana Lavey was about to undergo a radical transformation. And she was doing it for a radical reason. She wanted to look better online.With the help of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenboge...

Kate Upton Fires Back Against Body Critics

Kate Upton Fires Back Against Body CriticsTony Barson/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- In the midst of a very public battle over her body image, model Kate Upton has fired back against those who have been attacking her weight.A pro-anorexia website called Upton “thick” and “vulgar&rdqu...

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