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Baby with rare condition born without a nose

Parents always have dreams and goals for their unborn children. Brandi McGlathery and Troy Thompson are no different. "I said I wanted him to have blond hair," Brandi recalled. "And Troy said, 'I hope he doesn't get my nose.'" What sounded like a joke became serious when little Eli was ...

In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Japan's Misao Okawa who is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, eats cake, helped by her nursing home staff member, during her 117th birthday celebration event at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. Okawa died April 1, 2015, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

Misao Okawa, world's oldest person, dies at 117

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, died Wednesday of heart failure, The Associated Press reports. She was 117. Okawa, a resident of Osaka, Japan, was born in 1898 and just celebrated her birthday March 5.  When asked about the key to her long life earlier this month, Okawa said, "I wonder ...

Best low-impact exercises for beginners

Making a change in your diet or exercise can be hard. There are obstacles — knee pain, joint pain, excess weight, money. But you can work around every obstacle, according to Michelle Buker, director of wellness at Colonial in Hamilton. As the director of Elements, a wellness center specifically for ...

Indiana to declare emergency in county with explosive HIV outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to declare a public health emergency Thursday for a county that has seen a recent spike in HIV cases, the Indianapolis Star reports. Since December, 72 HIV cases have been reported in five counties. Most of those cases came from Scott County, according to the ...

Toddler served alcohol because of 'human error,' restaurant says

An Asheville, North Carolina, restaurant is responding to reports that a 2-year-old girl was served alcohol there, Charlotte's WSOC-TV reports. A family went to a Texas Roadhouse on Friday to celebrate Derek Gilliam’s 25th birthday. They ordered food and nonalcoholic drinks, including cranberry juice for their daughter, Gabriella. They said ...

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the world premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014, in Hollywood, California. 

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed after cancer scare

Angelina Jolie recently had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after a cancer scare, the actress revealed in a New York Times op-ed Tuesday. Jolie, 39, said she has "a mutation in the BRCA1 gene," which gives her an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk ...

3-ounce tabbed cups of chocolate, strawberry, vanilla ice cream were recalled on March 23, 2015.

Another Blue Bell ice cream recall: certain cups with tabs

Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream in 3-ounce cups. “This recall in no way includes Blue Bell Ice Cream half gallons, pints, quarts, 3 gallons or other 3 oz. cups with tab lids,” according to a company news release published on ...

Study: Your personality is making you fat

The work looked at over 1,000 people in Switzerland who responded to questions covering food choices, how they eat, and five personality traits. "We found that a person's personality does, in fact, determine why he or she eats and what he or she eats," wrote study author Carmen Keller. More ...

Kissing your dog may be good for your health

Scientists seeking funding for a new study hope to prove that a dog’s wet and sloppy kiss could offer the same health benefits as a cup of yogurt. The University of Arizona is seeking volunteers and funding for a novel study that will determine whether dogs have a probiotic effect ...

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Reports: Could smartwatches be as dangerous as cigarettes?

Just decades ago, cigarettes were thought to be relatively harmless. Obviously, the times have changed. Some health professionals fear smartwatches and other wearable computers could be just as dangerous. The reason, according to The New York Times, is radiation. Cell phones give off small amounts of it. But if that ...

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'Bubble Boy,' 5, asks everyone to wear yellow on March 27

Meet Seth Lane. Seth is a 5-year-old boy suffering from severe combined immunodeficiency, sometimes called "bubble boy disease."   Because he's so susceptible to germs, Seth has been living in a sterile hospital room for most of his life. His first bone marrow transplant was unsuccessful, forcing him to live ...

Trader Joe’s is recalling packages of raw walnuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Photo by Jim Witmer

Trader Joe's recalls walnuts for possible Salmonella contamination

Trader Joe’s is recalling packages of raw walnuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause illness and sometimes death in young children, the frail or the elderly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. The company said the recalled walnuts were distributed in Trader ...

WATCH: Family shocked when newborn 'girl' turns out to be boy

Congratulations, it's a girl! Or maybe not. Kyle and Danielle Williams of Belleville, Michigan, were told they were having a girl after an October ultrasound, according to the couple's YouTube account. But when the baby was born March 3, the family got a big surprise: The newborn was actually a boy. ...

Nail biting could be a sign of perfectionism

Many of us bite our nails. Even celebrities do it. According to researchers in Quebec, what may be seen as a nervous tic might be what perfectionists do when they're bored. They studied 48 people during four different sessions created to cause stress, frustration, boredom or relaxation in the participants. Half of ...

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Tattooed seniors answer question: What happens when you're older?

People often wonder before sitting down to get a tattoo what it will look like down the road.   >> MORE PHOTOS: Incredible seniors who prove that age is just a number Below are photos collected from social media of seniors who wear their tattoos with pride:   <div class="storify"><iframe ...

Jalene Salinas, whose final wish was granted by Taylor Swift, dies

Jalene Salinas, a 4-year-old San Antonio girl whose final wish came true when she spoke with Taylor Swift on FaceTime, passed away Sunday after a battle with brain cancer, KENS-TV reports. http://twitter.com/KENS5/status/577313373773115392 Learn more about Jalene's story below. <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/jalene-salinas/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/jalene-salinas.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/jalene-salinas" target="_blank">View the story ...

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Pi Day: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and other stars celebrate 'holiday'

"Science Guy" Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, William Shatner and other celebrities took to Twitter this weekend to celebrate this year's once-in-a-century Pi Day. http://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/576372464881643521 >> Read more trending stories Click here or scroll down to see what they had to say. <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/pi-day-bill-nye-neil-degrasse-tyson-and-other-star/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/pi-day-bill-nye-neil-degrasse-tyson-and-other-star.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a ...

UNDATED:  In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

First suspected case of Ebola reported in Honduras

Spanish-language news agencies in Honduras are reporting the first suspected case of Ebola in Honduras, where an American (norteamericano) patient has reportedly been isolated in a hospital in Comayagua.  http://twitter.com/honduredhn/status/576575284016648192 “A foreign patient is isolated in a private clinic in Comayagua, after showing symptoms similar (to Ebola),” according to El ...

Blue Bell ice cream recall: Listeria not cause of deaths

UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that while listeriosis may have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three Kansas hospital patients,  the bacteria didn't cause the deaths, according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Sara Belfry.   Read the original report below. Officials said Friday  that three people ...

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Report: Feds OK powdered alcohol, or 'Palcohol'

A controversial powdered alcohol known as Palcohol has received federal approval, The Associated Press reports. A spokesman for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau told the AP that four varieties of Palcohol have been approved. However, the spokesman said, states can regulate Palcohol as they see fit. More popular ...

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