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Tiny Liver Transplant Patient to Taste First Thanksgiving


Courtesy Donya McCoy(PITTSBURGH) -- Born with a rare metabolic disease that rendered eating protein poisonous, 3-year-old Kennedy Stevenson was never able to appreciate a good bite of Thanksgiving turkey.But all of that is about to change thanks to a live

How Many Calories You'll Eat this Thanksgiving


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There's nothing like a day of solid eating to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit. But as family members catch up, they often don't realize just how many calories they're devouring over the course of the day.Experts say peopl

New Beauty Tool Sterilizes Makeup Brushes, Cuts Drying Time in Half


Brush Medic(NEW YORK) -- You wash your hair, body and clothes on a regular basis. But how often do you wash your makeup brushes?Now, one product is vying to make the pesky task of cleaning your brushes an easier one.It’s called Brush Medic, and it&r

New Procedure Dubbed 'Inside-Out' Face Lift Claims to Smooth Skin


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There’s a new treatment for saggy, creased skin around the mouth that works from the inside out to tighten soft tissue and produce a smoothing effect on the surface.Dr. Christine Lee, a dermatologist, helped pioneer a

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Be for Everyone


areeya_ann/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study says that the vitamin D supplements many Americans take at a doctor's recommendation may not be quite as beneficial as they believe.According to a study conducted by the United States Preventive S

Researchers Say Device Could Reduce Mammography Discomfort


monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that a newer, less painful mammogram may be possible.According to a study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers believe that the improved p

FDA Finalizes New Rules Requiring Calorie Information for Restaurant Menus, Vend


Igor Dimovski/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday finalized a pair of new rules related to labeling of products in vending machines, chain restaurants and other retail food establishments."Americans eat and

Golfers Love Birdies but Hate Ticks


Carole Gomez/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People who enjoy hiking in the woods from spring through autumn in various part of the country are generally told to check themselves for ticks after their strolls.Now, the same thing goes for anyone who en

Why It's a Lot Easier to Spill Coffee than Beer


kzenon/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- And for our next trick, we’ll try to walk from the barista to our table without spilling this tray of coffee.Good luck with that. As opposed to carbonated beverages like beer, coffee often spills out of the

Bride Holds Early Wedding So Cancer-Stricken Mom Can Attend


iStock/Thinkstock(MIDLAND, Texas) -- The dress was perfect, the flowers were in place and the string quartet was all set up to ease the beautiful bride down the aisle.But most important to newlywed Cathryn Copeland on her magical wedding day was the fact

Why Bagged Lunches Aren't as Healthy as Cafeteria Food


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Do you pack lunch for your children to bring to school? A new study says it may be healthier to have them buy food at the cafeteria.A study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Monday fo

Why Couple Adopted 8 Boys - All From Same Family


iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- Melissa Groves will never forget that over Christmas 2004, her then-6-year-old daughter Autumn asked Santa Claus for a little brother.Boy, was she in for a surprise. The little brothers kept coming and coming.Autumn got

Five Thanksgiving Health Hazards to Avoid


Tetra Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Along with turkey and stuffing, Thanksgiving serves up plenty of health hazards.While the deadliest day of the year is Christmas, according to one University of California San Diego study, Thanksgiving has more than it

Facebook Envy Leads Moms to 'Financial Insecurity'


Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Showing off on social media isn't just for the rich kids of Instagram. New research shows the majority of moms feel pressure to appear well off on social media.For every day people -- moms included -- a daily visit to

'Bleachorexia': Dentist Warns About Dangers of Overbleaching Teeth


Jose Luis Pelaez Inc./Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mia St. John is obsessed with getting whiter, cleaner teeth.The five-time World Boxing Council champion in the super welterweight division said her quest for pearly whites grew so extreme she was brushing an

Thanks to Hipsters, "Beard Net" Sales on the Rise


Stone/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Hipsters haven't exactly been known for their hygiene, but that seems to be changing.The Daily Mail is reporting that sales of “beard nets” have skyrocketed in the U.K. and abroad thanks to scruffy hipster dudes w

Improper Use of ADHD Drugs Rampant in Colleges


The Image Bank/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For decades, college students have taken over-the-counter stimulants to stay awake and illegal drugs for recreational use to wind down from their studies.However, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids says the latest

Report: Going Gluten-Free Is Not for Everybody


Moment/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- So you're into a gluten-free diet. So what?Consumer Reports says that many Americans have got the wrong idea if they believe gluten-free foods are always the best choices.The magazine doesn't dispute the fact that people w

It's Good to See Eye-to-Eye with Your Restaurant Chef


Cultura/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Apparently, one way to improve your restaurant experience is by making eye contact with the chef before placing your order.A small Harvard research project reveals that cooks who can observe their guests dished out marked

Nearly Everyone Sides with Those Forced to Work Thanksgiving


OJO Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving Day shopping is just three days away.With more retailers than ever throwing open their doors on a day which once meant a holiday for everyone, PBS.org has conducted a poll to ask whether retailers should rem

Study: 1.2 Million Veterans Have No Health Insurance


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Researchers from New York University and the Harvard School of Public Health say that more than one million veterans have no health insurance.According to the study, published in the journal Lancet, more than 1.2 million veterans hav

Talk Therapy Could Lower Suicide Rate


Credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say simple talk therapy could help to noticeably lower patients' risk of suicide.According to a study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, researchers in Denmark analyzed data from over 60,

Two Children Test Negative for Ebola in Ohio


Credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) --  Two young children who were admitted to an Ohio hospital today after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa have tested negative for Ebola, health officials said.Two sisters, ages

Hookah Use Linked to Increased Presence of Chemical Linked to Cancer


Credit: Image Source/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A study conducted by researchers in San Diego found a link between hookah smoking an a toxin that has been known to cause cancer.According to the study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker

Generic Drug Prices Skyrocketing, Lawmakers Warn


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The prices of some common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said.The hearing of the Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging on Thursday was called after Ve

Wool Workout Wear Warms You Up, Cools You Down


Minus33(NEW YORK) -- You've relied on wool socks and sweaters to stay warm during cold weather months. And now, the natural fiber is making its way from your winter wear into your gym clothes.It might sound strange, but manufacturers are going full steam

Why Heavy Drinking Doesn't Make You An Alcoholic


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Heavy drinking does not make you an alcoholic, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.While one out of three adults drink excessively, Dr. William Brewer with the CDC says 90% of adults ar

Evelyn Lozada Opens Up About Motherhood and Regaining Her Confidence Post-Baby


Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After Evelyn Lozada gave birth to her son this past March, it took her awhile to feel like herself again.However, the Basketball Wives star has since lost 55 lbs. and learned to love her new, curvier body."I kept

Infectious Disease Expert Says Ebola Must Be Suppressed in West Africa


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed the National Press Club Friday on thet opic of Ebola and said there is no reason for widespread panic."Is there a large in

Harvard Finds Cooks Serve Better Food When They Can See Diners


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Looking for the most flavorful and fastidious dining-out experience? Try to make eye contact with your chef before placing your order.A Harvard research project recently found that cooks who were able to observe their guests

The Skinny on Nestlé's New Exercise in a Bottle Project


Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé is working on developing the lazy person's holy grail: an edible product that replaces exercise -- providing at least some of the benefits.But it will be a while before th

Flexibility Is Fitness' Latest Workout Craze


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With the ever-expanding roster of boutique fitness studios in cities nationwide, there had to come a time when there would be more classes than people willing to pay the $40-$50 drop in fee to fill them.Yoga, barre clas

Foods with Flavonoids Shown to Protect Against Smog-Related Heart Disease


iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Air pollution can cause a variety of serious health problems, including affecting heart functions.So Harvard doctoral student Jia Zhong says that if you can’t move away, remember these three words: flavonoids, flavo