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'Picky Eating' in Kids May Be Cause for Greater Concern

Liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The prob­lems of “picky eat­ing” in kids may extend beyond the din­ner table — per­haps even to the psychiatrist’s couch, accord­ing to a new study pub­lished in Pedi­atrics Mon­day. Duke Uni­ver­sity rese…


Your Body: How to Keep Your Teens Safe Behind the Wheel

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torHalf of all teens will be involved in a car crash before grad­u­at­ing from high school.And con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, teens crash most often because they are inexperienced.So, h…


Do Men and Women Think They Can Be ‘Just Friends’?

Hemera/Thinkstock(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — The long­time debate over whether men and women can be “just friends” con­tin­ues. This time, sci­ence is weigh­ing in.Researchers from the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama con­ducted a study on col­lege stu­dents a…


Bronzer 101: Bobbi Brown Breaks Down the Basics of Bronzer

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bronzer is the secret for get­ting that beach-ready glow with­out soak­ing up dam­ag­ing UV rays.The look has been per­fected by A-list celebri­ties, includ­ing Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Jen­nifer Lopez and Vic­to­ria Beckham.Makeup gu…


More Health Care Cuts Expected in Puerto Rico

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Health care offi­cials in Puerto Rico are brac­ing for more Medicare cuts, accord­ing to The New York Times.
The island is fac­ing a huge cut to Medicare as well as a short­age of fund­ing for Med­ic­aid.
The Times reports that m…


Four Legionnaires' Disease Deaths in the Bronx

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Four peo­ple have died from Legion­naires’ dis­ease in the Bronx this summer.

A fourth per­son died from Legion­naires’ dis­ease in the South Bronx part of New York, accord­ing to a report on Sat­ur­day. There have been 65 con­firmed cases of peo­ple with Legion­naires’ since July 10, 55 of which were hospitalized.

The four peo­ple who died from the dis­ease were older and had addi­tional med­ical conditions.

Five loca­tions have tested pos­i­tive for legionella and all have been dis­in­fected, though offi­cials say they are expect­ing more cases to rise.

Daniel Tejada bat­tled the dis­ease and spoke to ABC News affil­i­ate WABC-TV about his condition.

I was about to wait one more day to go to the hos­pi­tal and if I would have waited that one more day, I don’t think I’d be here right now,” Tejada, who was back home Sat­ur­day night, told WABC-TV.

Accord­ing to WABC-TV, High­bridge, Mor­risa­nia, Mott Haven and Hunts Point are four neigh­bor­hoods where the out­break is most prominent.

I can’t say where I got it from because I’m a cab dri­ver and I’m every­where so I could have caught this in any bor­ough,” Tejada told WABC-TV.

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Infusion System

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany Hos­pira announced Fri­day that they are aware of “cyber­se­cu­rity vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties” asso­ci­ated with the company’s Sym­biq Infu­sion System.The dev…


FL Blind Woman Gets a Bionic Eye to Improve Vision

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Thanks to a rev­o­lu­tion­ary pro­ce­dure, a woman who was blind for 16 years is now able to see.

Car­men Tor­res, of South Florida, is the first recip­i­ent of a bionic eye. At 18, she was diag­nosed with retini­tis pig­men­tosa, in which the vision declines over a period of time, accord­ing to ABC News affil­i­ate WPLG-TV.

You have to move for­ward with your life,” Tor­res, 45, said of her con­di­tion at a news con­fer­ence Friday.

Through an implant on the eye, the patient wears spe­cial glasses con­tain­ing a video cam­era. An image is processed through a tiny com­puter affixed to a purse or belt. A sig­nal is sent into the glasses that then trans­mits the image to the implant.

Accord­ing to Tor­res, she can now see side­walks and build­ings as well as find win­dows and doors.

It’s very emo­tional,” she told reporters. “But I am very strong and I didn’t cry. I was happy and just laugh­ing like crazy.”

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