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Oldest American Turned 115 on Saturday

(DETROIT) — America’s oldest citizen, Jeralean Talley, turned 115 on Saturday.Talley is considered a “supercentenarian” by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks some of the oldest people in the world. She is officially believed to be the second oldest person in the...

High Blood Pressure Nearly Kills Mom After Normal Pregnancy

(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Sarah Hughes had a great pregnancy and a normal delivery with her second child, Hayley, in October 2010, but five days after the birth, she developed strange symptoms that nearly took her life.“I was nursing her all the time and waking up in the night...

Are Airplane Seats a Ticket to Infection?

(AUBURN, Ala.) — The sneezing passenger in seat 5B. The coughing, hacking child seated between you and the aisle.Catching something during a flight in one of these situations is something that many of us have worried about. But a new study suggests that there are other ways...

Swimming Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to Emergency Rooms, Study Says

(NEW YORK) — Injuries from pool chemicals sent nearly 5,000 people to the emergency room in 2012, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of the injuries, which experts deem “preventable,” were found in children...

Senate Committee Holds First-Ever Hearing on E-Cigarettes

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday held the first congressional hearing focusing on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes. The rising popularity of the tobacco product has prompted review and regulatory action,...

Why Marijuana Edibles Might Be More Dangerous than Smoking

(NEW YORK) — A string of incidents linked to marijuana might be enough to give pause to your typical pot smoker: Since when does weed trigger aggression or motivate someone to commit a crime and land kids in hospitals?But recent headlines involving people under...

Rise in Women Using Surrogates for Social Reasons

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For most women, carrying their own baby is the ultimate joy. More and more women, however, are turning to surrogates to carry their babies, not because they cannot conceive, but because they do not want to. It’s a trend many are calling “social...

‘Pee Parties’ Latest Baby-Making Trend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Conception has gone social. Pee parties — also known as POAS, or Pee on a Stick Parties — are the latest way women are taking what was once a very private moment very public. The trend was first spotted by BabyCenter.com....

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

(NEW YORK) — Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written...