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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Of all the bizarre things kids and adults might see on Halloween are pumpkins painted the color of teal on people's stoops.If that's the case, the little ones expecting candy might be disappointed because it means that home is participating in “The Teal Pumpkin Project,” meaning no [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Wasting time on the Internet is an American obsession. It also happens to be the name of a course at the University of Pittsburgh taught by professor Kenneth Goldsmith.He says that the course is basically a rebuttal to the gloom- and doom-sayers who contend that all the time [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many women who care for children while holding down a job are feeling overwhelmed by the stress of trying to balance both important responsibilities.In a survey of 1,000 working moms by, which helps parents find and manage family care, women report working an average of [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Winners are generally more aggressive than the losers, according to at least one psychologist, so he was not surprised when celebrations turned violent in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series Wednesday.“This is not uncommon after many major sporting events,” said Brad Bushman, [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Quarantined Nurse Hopes Her ‘Nightmare’ in New Jersey ‘Not in Vain’

(NEW YORK) — A nurse who is fighting being forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after returning from Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Monday that she hopes “this nightmare of mine and the fight that I’ve undertaken is not in vain.”Kaci Hickox, who has no signs of...

LI Hospitals prepare for any Ebola cases

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are outlining their preparations in the event that any cases of Ebola are diagnosed on Long Island.  At the Nassau University Medical Center, protective gear was demonstrated for healthcare workers, some of whom expressed skepticism about the...

Americans Have No Beef with Getting Their Protein from Meat

(NEW YORK) — One of the health lessons drummed into kids’ heads is that proteins are essential nutrients in building strong bodies while providing an important fuel source.That lesson sticks with a lot of people well into adulthood given how much Americans consume...

Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads

(DENVER) — Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.Humphrey, 13, is one of hundreds of children across the country stricken by Enterovirus 68.He later had problems moving his limbs.“I couldn’t move my legs,” he told...

Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Rising Risk of Suicide

(NEW YORK) — The death of actor Robin Williams has highlighted the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men, the most successful of whom are in no way immune to depression. Williams had spoken candidly about his battle with depression and addiction over his four-decade...

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...