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Ice Cream that's Better for You... and Doesn't Melt?!

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Reduced-fat ice cream that doesn't melt? That's what British scientists are said to be working on. A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee said in a written statement that they have d

Pediatricians Urge Parents to Talk to Teens Early About Alcohol

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It may be better to talk to your teens about alcohol earlier rather than later.The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement Monday telling parents to talk to their teens about alcohol, and specifically address the d

'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Kills Texas Teen

cosmin4000/iStock/ThinkStock(HOUSTON) -- A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a 'brain-eating' amoeba.The announcement of Michael Riley's death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday.The CDC says that the 'brain-eating'

Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

smolkapressepool/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --   Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died Sunday. He was 82.His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to re

Study: Wireless Could Be the Future of Pacemakers

janulla/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a new type of pacemaker without wires and that doesn't require surgery to install could be the future of the device.According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new devic

FDA Takes Action Against 3 Tobacco Makers for Label Language

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Don't pay any attention to the label.The Federal Drug Administration said this week they issued "warning letters" to three tobacco manufacturers including ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman&

Parade of Big Trucks Honors Toddler Who Died From Rare Disease

ABC News(PHOENIX) -- It was a sight to see in Arizona road as a stream of big trucks took part in a funeral procession to pay tribute to a 3-year-old boy who recently died.ABC News station KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports that more than 100 trucks, including fi

FDA Warns Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday, warning about certain types of Type 2 Diabetes treatments causing severe and debilitating joint pain.The FDA mentioned in the alert the medicines sitagliptin, saxa

USDA Expands Kapowsin Meats Recall for Salmonella Contamination

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Kapowsin Meats has recalled approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because of a Salmonella contamination, an expanded number since its original recall.According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dog Survives Being Shot in the Mouth by Ex-Boyfriend Who Beat Owner, Authorities

Courtesy BluePearl Veterinary Partners(NEW YORK) -- A year-old pit bull named Honey survived being shot point blank in the mouth by her owner's ex-boyfriend during an argument at her Brooklyn apartment in New York City, according to Honey's owner and a cr

School Reportedly Bans Girl's "Wonder Woman" Lunchbox

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A warning from school administrators to parents over their daughter’s lunchbox is one seemingly worthy of a super hero’s rescue. The only problem is that super heroes are banned from th

Pregnant Wife of Lady Antebellum Member Details Fertility Struggle

Jason Davis/Getty Images for Vh1 Save The Music(NEW YORK) — As part of the chart-topping Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley has helped take the music industry by storm.Now, Kelley, 33, has another reason to sing. He and his wife, 32-year-old Cassie McC

Pup That Used to 'Hop Like a Kangaroo' Gets Prosthetic Paws

Marilyn Hendrickson(NEW YORK) -- A pup named Journey is now able to run like other dogs after being fitted with special prosthetic legs.The Shiba Inu/Jundo mix lost her front paws after she was set on fire along with her siblings and was the only survivor

Your Body: Are Your Breasts Causing You Back Pain?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorSome of us are more blessed than others in the bosom department. But sometimes it may seem like a curse, as large breasts can cause intense back and shoulder pain.  I ha

SoulCycle Has Alleged 'Illegal' Payment System, Suit Says

Alli Harvey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A customer of the popular fitness craze SoulCycle says the company is forcing riders to use an "illegal" payment system that requires customers to buy certificates with "unreasonably short expiration periods," accordi

See a Pair of Twins Hear Their Mom for the First Time

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of twin girls were able to hear their mother clearly for the first time this week after they were both fitted with new hearing aids.Kayla and Kiara Hernandez were born with moderate hearing loss and in need of hearing aids t

Radio Host Elvis Duran Details Dramatic 105-Pound Weight-Loss Journey

Noam Galai/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the host of the number one Top 40 morning radio in the country, Elvis Duran had no problem dishing out “real talk” to his seven million loyal listeners or rubbing elbows with the likes of Justin Bieber,

Real On-Air Violence Can Traumatize Viewers

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The shooting on live television in Virginia Wednesday could have a psychological effect on the thousands of viewers who were exposed to the traumatic event, according to some experts.Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27,

How Virginia Shooting May Help Psych Experts See Warning Signs

Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The slaying of two journalists on live television Wednesday became more shocking when the suspected gunman posted video he says he took of the shooting to his Facebook page, delivered a 23-page document about his mo

'Date-onomics': How to Play the Numbers Game to Find Love

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you’re a single woman looking for a man but you think there are no good ones left, a new book on dating says it’s not just your imagination.Author Jon Birger suggests the problem for women trying to find &ldqu