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Miraculous Accident Allows Paralympic Cyclist to Walk Again [VIDEO]

Normally it’s an accident that causes permanent limb damage and changes the course of an athlete’s career. But for paralympian Monique va der Vorst, the opposite proved to be true. The paralympic cyclist and two-time silver medalist recently got into an accident and found herself left with a bit of a surprise — after 14 years of living in a wheelchair, she could suddenly walk again.

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Chimp Attack Victim Charla Nash Reveals New Post-Transplant Operation Face [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

In an interview with Meredith Vieira on ‘Today,’ chimp attack victim Charla Nash showed off the new face she received after a groundbreaking 20-hour transplant operation six months ago.

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China Photos, Getty Images
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Got Stressed Kids? Acupuncture Now Deemed Safe for the Little Ones

Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese, holistic healing method, isn’t just for adults anymore. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics deemed acupuncture safe for use with children. That is, if you can catch them and get them anywhere near a needle.

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Julie @ Frugally Retro, Flickr
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Is Gum Our Secret Weapon Against Ear Infections? — Health Check

Painful ear infections, common among children, are frustratingly heartbreaking for parents. But what if you could stave them off simply by having your kids chew gum?

Scandinavian researchers have found “fair evidence” to support the conclusion that children who chew gum containing the natural sweetener xylitol may have a lower risk of developing middle ear infections. In fact, regular consumption of xylitol in gum, lozenges or syrup was associated with a 25 percent reduced risk for such infections.

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FBellon, Flickr
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Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check

A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories.

Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they maintain their weight loss in order to help others lose weight and keep it off.

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geishabot, Getty Images
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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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mikebaird, Flickr
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Women Who Exercise More and Watch Less TV Tend to Be Happier — Health Check

A study of almost 50,000 women over a 14-year period found older women who exercised more and spent less time watching television were the least likely to be diagnosed with depression.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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ABC News
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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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Queen's University
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Screaming Face Discovered In Ultrasound of Testicular Tumor [PHOTO]

The internet is abuzz over this photo of what looks like a face screaming in agony. Why is it creepy? Because it was found on the ultrasound of a man’s testicles

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My mom(Gran Gran) with her grand kids...Chase, Chandler, and Cullen.
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A Story Of Prayers And Breast Cancer Survival – Let Me Introduce You To My Mom

I wanted to pass along this story in October since it is breast cancer awareness month...and, as I usually do, I have waited until the last minute.  I ask that you please read this story of my mom...I believe you will find it uplifting and a great testimony to the power of prayer.

My mom turned 74 in June...it was a birthday she wasn't expected to have.

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