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Texas Mom Wakes Up from Jaw Surgery with a British Accent

ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Texas woman went into jaw surgery to correct an overbite and while she got her new smile, she got something she did not plan for: a British accent.Lisa Alamia was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome, an extremely rare spe…

 

Your Body: Dense Breast Mammogram Results

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Women with dense breasts have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and this density can make detecting breast cancer through mammography more difficult.Now, a new study …

 

The Shrink Who Combines Freud and Buddha

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Buddhist psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein has for years written about the overlap between Western psychotherapy and Eastern Buddhist philosophies.As a therapist practicing in New York City, Epstein talks with patient…

 

How Swapping Chores Can Help Your Marriage and Sex Life

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cooking, cleaning and yard work are the never-ending chores that keep a happy home in order, but how you divide the to-do list for those chores could also hold the secret to a happy marriage.A paper presented this week to…

 

Teen Dies After Contracting 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A young woman died this week in Ohio after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, commonly called a “brian-eating ameoba.”Officials from the Franklin County Public Health Department confirmed that the 18-year-old die…

 

 

Google Improves Its Medical Symptoms Search Results

Google(NEW YORK) — Google has improved its symptoms-searching capabilities for the millions of people turning to the Internet to diagnose their health conditions.The new algorithm gives users a list of related conditions when they search their medical…