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Teen Diagnosed with Cancer Looks for Cure as Researcher

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- After being diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 14, Lauren Bedesky has been fighting the disease as a patient for most of her teen years. It wasn’t until this summer that Bedesky got to fight cancer on an entirely new

Ancient Cookbook Reveals Hangover Cure from 1,000 Years Ago

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When you’re hungover, you’ll do anything to make it stop: anti-inflammatory meds, greasy food, even more alcohol.Here’s one you probably haven’t tried, though -- eating an ancient Iraqi stew.That&rsqu

Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in West Africa

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Another American doctor working for the missionary group SIM has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia.The doctor was treating pregnant women at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, according to SIM. But he was not trea

Parents Arrested for Trying to Override Doctor's Cancer Treatment for Son

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A British family's arrest following a flight to Spain to get their cancer-stricken son an experimental therapy highlights the delicate balance between when parents should advocate for their children and when doctor knows bes

Action Flicks May Fuel Mindless Munching, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(ITHACA, N.Y.) -- We’ve all been there before. You hunker down by the TV with a bag of chips, a tub of ice cream or perhaps your very own pizza pie, and before you know it, the credits are rolling, and the food is gone.Were those pe

Breastfeeding May Influence Kids' Eating Habits at Age 6

Polka Dot/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- What you feed your child in his or her first year of life could very well predict their health habits at age 6, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The findings

Low-Carb May Be Better Than Low-Fat in Diet Debate

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new medical study found that low-carb diets may be more effective for losing weight than low-fat diets.Researchers at Tulane University, funded by the National Institutes of Health, compared 73 individuals who embarked

School Lunches Don't Skimp on Fruits and Vegetables

XiXinXing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As much as kids resist eating healthy, most can't say that their schools aren't giving them the opportunity to do so.A national survey from the School Nutrition Association finds that 63 percent of the 1,110 school distri

Anticipation Is Half the Fun of Any Experience

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- What do you look forward to more: a new tablet hitting the market or an upcoming vacation?Researchers at Cornell University and the University of California in Berkeley and San Francisco say if you're like most people, yo

Plants Are Key Ingredients to Better Work Environments

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- That colleague of yours who likes adorning his or her work area with all kinds of plants is on to something.Marlon Nieuwenhuis from Cardiff University's School of Psychology in Wales says that a plant-enriched workpl

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week.The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa prompted the National Institutes of Health to expedite safety testing for several vaccines alread

'Ebola Is Real' on Streets of Monrovia

Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by ABC News' Dr. Richard BesserThe rain-soaked roads of Monrovia tell an ominous truth: Ebola is real.The message is spray-painted on walls in the capital of Liberia, the country hardes

Kraft Recalls 8,000 Cases of American Singles Cheese Slices

Kraft News Center(NEW YORK) -- Kraft is voluntarily recalling 8,000 cases of its American Singles cheese slices.The company says a supplier did not store an ingredient according to the company's temperature standards which could lead to premature spoilage

Researchers Say New Heart Failure Drug Could Save Lives

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a new heart failure drug could save lives by lowering the mortality rate of heart failure.According to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new drug, called LCZ696, showed

WHO Releases Ebola Roadmap, Update on Outbreak

Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- The World Health Organization on Friday issued a Roadmap Situation Report on the ongoing Ebola outbreak that contained data on the spread thus far and the international response.Thus far, the WHO says, the

Ebola Outbreak Spreads: Senegal Reports Its First Case

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Senegalese Health Ministry has reported its first Ebola case, a Guinean student who had been in contact with sick people in Guinea and was later hospitalized in Senegal. Earlier this week, the Democratic Republic of Cong

Utah Woman Injured After Drinking Sweet Tea Laced with Lye Speaks, Calls for Cha

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Utah woman who was poisoned after being served tea lace with lye said on Friday that dangerous chemicals should have colors or markers that ensure they can't be mistaken for food ingredients.Jan Harding spoke

Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Positive Signs in Animal Study

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study tested the efficacy of the experimental drug ZMapp on treating Ebola-infected monkeys, with potentially promising results.According to the study, published in the journal Nature, a small group of monkeys, in

Apps Aim to Prevent Sexual Assault, Rape on Campus

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A slew of new apps aim to prevent assault and rape on college campuses, under the assumption that students are never too far from their smartphones. Two are in development at the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie M

Gamblers and Pigeons Don't Know When to Fold Them

iStock/Thinkstock(COVENTRY, England) -- One of the slang meanings of “pigeon” is someone who can be easily duped.Perhaps then it’s no surprise that British researchers have determined that people who like to gamble exhibit the same tende

Parents and Babies Should Live Life on the Babble

iStock/Thinkstock(IOWA CITY, Iowa) -- Before babies learn to speak, they babble, which is actually a form of baby-speak.Although parents think babbling is cute, it’s also an opportunity for mom and dad to communicate with their infants and consequen

Introverts Spend Most Time on Facebook

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) -- You're never going to get back all the time you spend on Facebook but most users probably don’t care, especially those who log on longer than anyone else.Dr. Pavica Sheldon of the University of Alaba

How the HIV Cure That Wasn't May Hold a Positive Lesson After All

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that even though a baby in Mississippi who was initially thought to have been cured of HIV later relapsed, there may have been important information gleaned from the case.The un