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California Heart Surgeon's Patient Is Doctor Who Delivered Him

Dmitrii Kotin/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It was a near-full-circle moment for Dr. Jim Affleck, a retired obstetrician, when he went in for heart surgery last month at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California.One of the doctors in the op

Many High School Seniors in Favor of Marijuana Reform

CapturedNuance/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A survey of high school seniors found that most 18-year-olds want marijuana reform.According to the study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, nearly one-third of students surveyed felt mariju

Dallas Ebola Survivor Nina Pham to Reunite with Her Dog

Dallas Animal Services(DALLAS) -- Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who last week was declared Ebola-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Maryland, will finally reunite with her dog, Bentley, who has been in quarantine for 21 day

What Kaci Hickox Has to Say About Court's Quarantine Decision

ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) -- A nurse who fought quarantine rules after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said a court ruling in her favor will ensure that other health care workers returning from Africa are given "human treatment.""I

Look Inside Isolation Ward Where Nina Pham Was Treated for Ebola

National Institutes of Health(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Simple beige walls and the Spartan furnishings is what Ebola patient Nina Pham lived with during the eight days she was treated at the isolation block of the National Institutes of Health.ABC News got a look

Five Tips to 'Fall Back' from Daylight Saving Time 2014

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What's better than sleeping in on a Sunday? How about dodging the days-long consequences of rolling the clocks back this weekend?Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, which means that most residents in the country return t

Teal Pumpkins Indicate Food Allergy Awareness This Halloween

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Of all the bizarre things kids and adults might see on Halloween are pumpkins painted the color of teal on people’s stoops.If that’s the case, the little ones expecting candy might be disappointed because it

How to Get College Credit for Wasting Time on the Internet

iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Wasting time on the Internet is an American obsession. It also happens to be the name of a course at the University of Pittsburgh taught by professor Kenneth Goldsmith.He says that the course is basically a rebuttal t

Working Moms Have It Tougher than You Think

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many women who care for children while holding down a job are feeling overwhelmed by the stress of trying to balance both important responsibilities.In a survey of 1,000 working moms by, which helps par

Why Some Sports Fans Turn to Vandalism Even After a Win

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Winners are generally more aggressive than the losers, according to at least one psychologist, so he was not surprised when celebrations turned violent in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series Wedne

How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe

Jag_cz/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The overseas recall of a batch of U.S. whiskey imported to three Scandinavian countries has focused new attention on an ingredient that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in f

New York City 'Actively Monitoring' 117 People for Ebola

VILevi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York City is monitoring 117 people for possible Ebola, most of them people who arrived on commercial flights from West Africa over the past 19 days.Those being monitored include people who cared for a New Yor

Maine Pizzeria Delivers Pie to Ebola Nurse

Creatas/Thinkstock(FORT KENT, Maine) -- An Ebola nurse fighting quarantine orders in Maine got a special delivery Thursday afternoon: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.Nurse Kaci Hickox, told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed w

NY Program Would Encourage Health Care Workers to Travel to West Africa

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As New York City hosts the nation's sole Ebola patient, city and state officials have announced a program to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients.The initiative would be modele

Maine Pizzeria Awaits Nod from Police to Deliver Pizza to Ebola Nurse

Creatas/Thinkstock(FORT KENT, Maine) -- A nurse fighting Ebola quarantine orders in Maine may get at least one perk: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street.Nurse Kaci Hickox told reporters Wednesday night that the one thing she missed while she was coope

No Shortage of Tanning Beds for Students at Top Colleges in US

iStock/Thinkstock(WORCESTER, Mass.) — College students at top schools in the United States have plenty of tanning beds at their disposable, according to a newly published study.Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that

See the Birth of Modern Medicine from the Doctor Who Collects the Negatives

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The early days of modern medicine, before penicillin and anesthesia, can seem gruesome by today's standards. But archivist and collector of medical photography, Dr. Stanley Burns, thinks it’s important to look bac

Most Breastfeeding Friendly Airports Really Aren't

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Are most U.S. airports “breastfeeding friendly” as they claim to be?Not according to Michael Haight and Joan Ortiz, authors of the article, “Airports in the United States. Are They Really Breastfeed

Laws to Deter Underage Drinking Appear to Work

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Social host laws that hold adults responsible when underage drinking is happening on their property may be helping to drive down the number of teens who use alcohol at weekend parties.Mallie Paschall, a senior re

Humility Is the Virtue Women Want in a Man

iStock/Thinkstock(HOLLAND, Mich.) — To the chagrin of the stereotypical nice guy, it seems that women are attracted to bad boys because they represent something naughty and dangerous. Certainly that’s true in the movies and even in some real l

Nurse Says She Won't Have Officials Violate 'My Civil Rights'

Handout Photo(FORT KENT, Maine) -- As Maine officials said they were preparing to get a court order to enforce a mandatory quarantine, Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox said Wednesday night she is not willing to "stand here and have my civil rights violated.""You c

FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine

luiscar/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine to target a strain of meningitis that caused outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California-Santa Barbara last year.According