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East Coast Earthquake May Have Restored Deaf Man’s Hearing [VIDEO]

Not only was last week’s East Coast earthquake nice enough not to seriously injure anybody, but its rumbling effects may have actually helped a deaf man hear again.

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Are You an Alcoholic? The Answer Could Be Right in Your Hands

According to a new study, the length of your fingers says a great deal about who you are as a person. Finger length also determines if you’ve got the proclivity to be an alcoholic.

“German researchers recently studied 131 patients de

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Arizona Mom Strives to Be Fattest Woman Ever [VIDEO]

World’s fattest mom Susanne Eman weighs 728 pounds, and the 32-year-old mother of two is consuming over 20,000 calories a day in hopes of eventually setting the all-time record for heaviest woman, which is 1,600 pounds.

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Marine Gets Life-Saving Transplant from Deceased Fellow Soldier [VIDEO]

Marine Sgt. Jacob Chadwick, 23, an Iraq war veteran who recently underwent a life-saving kidney transplant, received the organ from an unexpected source — 24-year-old fellow soldier Lt. Patrick Wayland.

The two men didn’t know each other, but after Wayland suffered a fatal heart attack while swimming in flight gear during training on August 1, Wayland’s family sought out the people it felt was “most deserving” of Patrick’s vital organs.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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Porsche-Designed Hookah Draws Criticism from Health Experts

The hookah has been around for hundreds of years, invented by ancient doctors who thought passing tobacco smoke through water first would purify it.

Noble lineage aside, though, today it’s commonly referred to as a water-bong and used for tobaccos both legal and not-so-legal.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover

In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.

Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.

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Britain May Increase Recommendations for Healthy Alcohol Consumption

The Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom is considering increasing its guidelines for healthy alcohol consumption, which currently state men shouldn’t routinely drink more than four units of alcohol a day — about two pints of beer — and women should limit themselves to three units — a large glass of wine.

Doctors have cast doubts on the recommendations, put in place by the Royal College of Physicians in 1987.

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Sunday Brunch Bonus- An Excellent Life- Mean Girls

There will always be people out there who try to pull you down, slow you down and downright insult who you are for the silliest of reasons.  What about the ones who kick you- and kick you hard- while you are down? There will always be someone out there judging who you are and what you stand for, always

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Vegetarians Can Sue for Being Served Meat

A judge has ruled that a restaurant can be sued for serving meat to unsuspecting vegetarians.

The 16 plaintiffs, who are Hindus, had a party catered by Edison, New Jersey eatery Moghul Express. Instead of getting the vegetarian samosas they ordered, however, meat-filled samosas were delivered.

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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Kills You Just Like Smoking Does

The folks at Gawker made me giggle yet again, with another sadly true bit of news:

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