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Woman’s reason for headaches shocks doctors

Yadira Rostro, a 31-year-old mother from Texas, endured headache pain and vision impairment for nine months before doctors discovered the culprit. Even doctors were surprised at what they found inside Rostro’s brain. >> Read more trending stories KHOU reports that doctors at Methodist Dallas Medical Center removed larvae sacs from ...

Sara Turner stopped drinking her favorite beverage and it helped her lose a tremendous amount of weight.

Coca-Cola no more: Woman drops more than 100 pounds giving up the drink

A British woman is crediting giving up her favorite drink for helping her drop more than 100 pounds. Sara Turner, at one time, weighed 245 pounds and drank more than 4 liters, or two large bottles, of Coca-Cola a day.  Turner told the Daily Mirror that she was addicted to ...

Logitech's Ultimate Ears comes with a carrying case that is engraved with the owner's name. They are fitted to the owner and cannot be passed around, which could be a good thing.

Small ear buds could be causing bigger hearing problems

They're really one of the first generations raised with ear buds firmly planted in their ears, and more than a billion young people are realizing they're at risk of hearing loss, thanks to small ear buds piping sound from not only media players but also their ever-present phones. It's the ...

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Seven things to avoid touching on a plane

Frequent flyers accept exposure to germs is unavoidable. But they also know there are some things you can do to minimize your risk at 30,000 feet. >> Read more trending stories Huffpost.com says there are seven things you shouldn't touch on an airplane. Armrests tops the list of things to ...

Are naps good or bad for you?

It's 2 p.m., and your eyes are closing fast. But depending on who you are, naps can range from being just what the doctor ordered to a sign of an early death. Some bodies really are wired for a midday snooze. Roughly 40 percent of Americans, in fact. One psychologist told ...

The Lindner Center of HOPE, located in Mason, is a comprehensive mental health center, providing patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness and addictions. CONTRIBUTED

Jennifer Pierson, marketing and outreach, Lindner Center of HOPE

When Greg showed up at the Lindner Center of HOPE, he had been struggling with panic attacks for a decade.After three years of self-medicating with alcohol, he sought treatment in Georgia. While he walked away free of his alcohol addiction, his panic attacks went unaddressed. His anxiety grew, and he ...

Woman receives gift of hearing, thanks to high-tech implant

The first question Rebekah Edelman was asked was "What does sound, sound like?" "It sounds just like Alvin and the Chipmunks to me," she said, to laughter. Edelman couldn't stop smiling about the miracle in her ear allowing her to hear nearly every sound for the first time since she ...

10-year-old boy dies at football practice in Charlotte

A 10-year-old boy died Thursday after collapsing at a peewee football practice in northwest Charlotte, officials said.   Officials have not released Omari Chambers' cause of death. >> Read more trending stories A witness said it was a normal practice.   Omari was running with the other members of the ...

What if a pill could make bacon as beneficial as fish oil?

Researchers say transferring the gut microbes of someone whose diet is rich in fish oil into someone whose diet is rich in lard — including bacon, for instance — may slow weight gain. The idea is supported by a study of mice and gut bacteria. A recent study showed gut microbes present in a diet with fish ...

Older siblings may be more likely to become obese

Can birth order affect obesity risk? A new study comparing sisters may make being the older sibling a little less desirable.  More popular and trending stories Researchers from Sweden and New Zealand published their findings in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  Not counting twins, the study found firstborn sisters ...

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Study suggests probiotics might boost weight loss in diet-based obesity

Researchers say transferring the gut microbes of someone whose diet is rich in fish oil into someone whose diet is rich in lard -- including bacon, for instance -- may slow weight gain. More popular and trending stories The idea is supported by a study of mice and gut bacteria.  ...

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Simple water trick leads to greater weight loss, study shows

Research at a British University suggests that drinking a tall glass of water a half hour before every meal may be your best tool for losing weight. More popular and trending stories In the study at the University of Birmingham, obese adults were monitored over a 12-week period as they ...

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville have made a breakthrough  discovery that they hope could turn back the clock on cancer cells.

Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic makes cancer research breakthrough

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville have made a breakthrough discovery that they hope could turn back the clock on cancer cells. More trending stories “I’ll never forget the phone call that I got on a Friday night at about 7:30 from the surgeon, telling me I had stage 4 ...

12,000 kids exposed to improperly sterilized equipment at Seattle hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is notifying 12,000 families after finding some surgical equipment in Bellevue was improperly sterilized with guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control. More trending stories Families are being contacted by the hospital, asked to come in for blood tests for HIV and Hepatitis. The hospital spokeswoman ...

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Kraft Heinz recalls 2 million pounds of turkey bacon

Heads up, turkey bacon lovers: Kraft Heinz is recalling more than 2 million pounds of the popular breakfast food "because it may spoil before the 'best when used by' date," according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture press release. The recall includes some boxes of Oscar Mayer "Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon" ...

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Terminally ill dog sees ocean for first time, plays sweet role in couple's wedding

Just one month before her August beach wedding in Oregon, Cassidy Williams received some heartbreaking news: Her family's 5-year-old dog, Dood, had terminal cancer. "We scrambled to figure out what to do," Williams, 29, told CNN. >> Read more trending stories But Williams and her parents, who adopted the beloved ...

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Happy birthday times 3! America's oldest triplets turn 95, share fond memories

A set of triplets came together recently in Albany, New York, to mark a very special occasion: their 95th birthday. According to WTEN, Catherine, Frances and Marguerite Kirchner, born Aug. 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, are the oldest triplets in the U.S. – and possibly even the world, WNYT reports. >> Read ...

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Vampire spiders could help fight malaria but not by sucking on humans

A species of jumping spider found in Kenya and Uganda that is sometimes called the vampire spider may become part of the human arsenal against malaria. More popular and trending stories Malaria kills more than a half million people each year.  Read: Spiders build massive communal web in Texas Read: Wasps ...

Pregnant meteorologist takes down body-shaming 'haters' in epic Facebook post

A pregnant television meteorologist is firing back after receiving several body-shaming comments from viewers. Katie Fehlinger of Philadelphia's KYW-TV, who is pregnant with twins, took to Facebook on Wednesday to respond to the "haters" who called her a "sausage in casing" and "disgusting." "Frankly, I don't care how 'terrible' or 'inappropriate' ...

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World's oldest living man, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide, shares secret to longevity

The world's oldest living man, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide of Japan, has some words of advice for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy life. "The best thing is to not overdo," Koide, who officially received the "world's oldest man" title from Guinness World Records on Friday, told The Associated Press. ...

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