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Too Much Screen Time for Kids Can Hurt Grades, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Turn off that TV. Researchers in the UK have found in a new study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, that 14-year-olds who spend an extra hour per day watching TV, using the Internet, or playing computer games tend to have poorer grades on a test known as the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education), which they take at age 16. And we’re talking quite a bit lower – the equivalent of the difference between getting a B...
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Newborn with Inoperable Brain Tumor Stuns in Heartwrenching Family Photos

Courtesy Mary Huszcza/808 Photography(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- During Erika Jones' pregnancy, doctors told her there was a good chance her baby girl wouldn't be born alive. The Jacksonville, Florida mom -- who also is parent to two-year-old Audrey -- had a 30-week ultrasound that spotted that something unusual on her baby's brain. It was later found to be a large brain tumor. "The doctor prepared us that this was really bad," Jones told ABC News. "The prognosis was very poor." Jones, herself a nurse who works in neurology, said she knew enough to know...
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Woman Who Could Hear Her Own Body Sounds Gets Corrective Surgery

iStock/Thinkstock(MERRILLVILLE, Ind.) -- Imagine that you could actually hear your own body’s every sound -- hear your eyes moving, your bones creaking and your heart beating. That’s what life was like for 28-year-old Rachel Pyne, a school photographer from Merrillville, Indiana. Pyne had drastically enhanced hearing, allowing every tiny sound body her body made to be amplified. “I could hear my neck muscles moving, like different things inside my body and when you tell people that, they are like, ‘you're crazy,’” Pyne told ABC News. It happened all the time and became debilitating, and...
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Norovirus-Like Illness Sickens at Least 125 Students, School Officials Say

WTVD(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- North Carolina school officials said they are investigating an outbreak of an unknown illness, possibly the norovirus, that left dozens of students and some staff members sick. At least 125 students were sent home from three schools in the Person County School District on Wednesday after reports of symptoms including a low-grade fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Local health officials said in a statement the symptoms were similar to norovirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention has asked for samples to determine the cause of the outbreak. Jennifer Purdie, whose...
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