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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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Woman Breaks Hip in Hospital Lobby, Told to Call 911

If you’re going to fall and hurt yourself, you might think a hospital lobby is a pretty lucky place to do it. After all, the building does house doctors and nurses who can tend to you right away.

That’s what 82-year-old Doreen Wallace thought. But she was wrong.

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Personal Trainer Intentionally Gains 70 Pounds to Identify With Overweight People [VIDEO]

As a way to better understand the hardships that overweight people face, personal trainer Drew Manning packed on a whopping 70 lbs. over a period of six months by forgoing exercise and eating nothing but junk food. Now that’s dedication!

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Is This The Most Relaxing Song Ever?

In England, scientists, sleep therapists, and a new age band called Marconi Union have teamed up to create what they believe is the WORLD'S MOST RELAXING SONG.

It's an eight-minute song called "Weightless".  They say it's so good at making people fall asleep, that you should NOT listen to it in your car.  And their studies found that it relaxed people even more than a MASSAGE.

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Health Alert! Beware of “Text Neck”

If your like me your phone is probably almost glued to your hand, but did you know that texting can be harmful to your health?

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Teenager in Coma After Suffering Injury While Preparing to Appear on Anderson Cooper’s Talk Show

CNN reporter Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show hasn’t even been on the air for a month — and it’s already under fire.

While prepping for an episode about the workings of the adolescent mind, ‘Anderson’ producers allegedly asked a teenaged guest who was to appear on the show to “film the crazy stuff you do.” The kid then taped himself doing a skateboard stunt during which he fell and suffered severe head trauma, leaving him in a coma.

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‘Stay Sober’ Pill In Development

A pill that eliminated all the effects alcohol on lab rats may one day be available to humans.

Researchers fed the rodents — who react to alcohol similarly to how people do — the new drug after having them consume enough booze to stumble and fall down. Then they measured the rodents for balance and reflexes, finding that the rats on the drug tested as if they were still sober.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 4 Groups You Can Donate To Right Now

National nonprofits and physicians’ organizations dedicate every October to the cause of breast cancer awareness — raising funds for research and helping ensure that all women are able to receive regular screenings.

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Horrible: Texas Girl Fakes Cancer for $17, 000

Cancer is an awful disease that effects millions of Americans every year, as many as 1 in 35 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer alone! With odds like that you would think most people would have a little sympathy and respect but an  El Paso teen only saw dollar signs when she convinced her community to donate $17,000 to her through a fake organization she set up called 'Achieve The Dream Foundation'

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Little Girl’s Touching Reaction to Her New Face After Cleft Lip Surgery [VIDEO]

Left untreated, a cleft lip dooms a child to a lifetime of emotional and physical difficulties. It’s a also relatively easy condition to fix, and the organization Operation Smile has made it their mission to provide free surgery to needy children around the world who suffer from cleft lip and other facial deformities.

In this heartwarming video you can see a young Brazilian girl’s shocked and overjoyed first reaction to her new face after getting cleft lip surgery. You might want to grab a box of tissues before watching. (And you can donate to Operation Smile here.)

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Carrie Fisher Wants To Wear Leia’s Gold Bikini Again [VIDEO]

Carrie Fisher will always be known as Princess Leia from the Star Wars saga.  And to many, many guys, she will always be remembered for the gold slave bikini she wore while a captive in Jabba's palace in "Return of the Jedi"

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