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CDC Recommends Giving Up Nasal Flu Vaccine in Favor of Shots

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Get ready to roll up your sleeves this flu season.Nasal flu vaccinations are no longer being recommended by federal health officials after they were found to be less effective than traditional flu shots.The Advisory Commi…

 

Super Simple Child Safety Tip for Crowded Places Going Viral

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Parents, by and large, watch their kids like hawks in public places.But things happen, and big crowds at popular summer places like theme parks and state fairs mean a child can get lost in the time it takes to reach for a…

 

 

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…