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A Lack of Teeth May Take a Bite Out of Your Memory

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Does the number of teeth in a person’s mouth have any link to decreases in their memory and walking ability? A new study by researchers at University College London suggests that total tooth loss could provide an early warning of increased risk of physical and mental decline in older people. In a study of more than 3,100 participants ... Read More »

Flu Widespread in 29 States

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Flu season is gaining steam. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity in 29 states–twice as many states as last week. Hospitalizations are increasing and 11 children have died from the virus. Maryland State Health Secretary Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, whose state is one of those impacted, says, “It happens every year. There’s ... Read More »

Child With Symptoms of Ebola Under Quarantine in Chicago

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A child is under quarantine in Chicago over concerns of symptoms of Ebola. The child, whose age and gender have not been released, was admitted to University of Chicago Medical Center Friday after having a fever during an Ebola screening at O’Hare Airport. Hospital officials say they child is stable and is under observation as a way to ... Read More »

Child Discharged from Chicago Hospital After Testing Negative for Ebola

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A child who had symptoms of Ebola has been discharged from a Chicago hospital after testing negative for the disease. The child, who recently traveled from West Africa, was admitted to University of Chicago Medical Center Friday after having a fever during an Ebola screening at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. On Saturday officials said the child, whose age and ... Read More »

App Shows What 200 Calories of Holiday Treats Look Like

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This season there’s plenty of holiday cheer, but also holiday treats and goodies that can wreak havoc on any diet. To help those trying to stay healthy while enjoying seasonal treats, the app Calorific has created a handy guide that shows what 200 calories of holiday treats look like. The weight-loss app displays pictures of a single ... Read More »

Conjoined Twin Babies Undergo First Step Toward Separation

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XiXinXing/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Elysse Mata leaned over her 8-month-old conjoined twins, kissing their faces as tears streamed down her face and she whispered “I love you.” The babies were about to undergo a skin-stretching surgery, the first step in their eventual separation at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. They share a chest wall, diaphragm, intestines, lungs, lining of the heart and ... Read More »

Caramel Apples Linked to Four Deaths in Multi-State Listeria Outbreak

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating caramel apples after linking the fall treats to a multi-state listeria outbreak that has been linked to at least four deaths. Officials from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that at least 28 people from 10 states, including Minnesota, Arizona and Texas, have been infected with ... Read More »

The Science Behind Nailing Your New Year’s Resolution

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Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New Year’s resolutions seem so full of promise on Jan. 1, but by the middle of the week, many people have already skipped the gym, eaten the stacked burger and been a jerk to their in-laws. No one said goal-setting would be easy. Fewer than one in five adults who made health-related New Year’s resolutions were able ... Read More »

Plus-Size Blogger Asks Beauty Editors to Transform Her Photo

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When blogger Marie Southard Ospina sent a photo of herself with no makeup and no clothes to photo editors in 21 countries around the world and asked them to Photoshop her, she said she was surprised by one thing most of the experts did not do to her image. “I was surprised that only three out of ... Read More »