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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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Can Thanksgiving Actually Improve Your Self-Esteem? — Health Check

For many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and enjoying time-tested recipes — Dad’s famous mashed potatoes, your brother’s homemade cranberry sauce, or Grandma’s pumpkin pie.

While the food itself may be wonderful, there’s a psychological component to eating the same things every year that benefits the human mind.

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Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients [PICTURES]

A transgender woman was arrested in Miami for performing medical procedures without a license. She’s also charged with causing great bodily harm cause by her phony enhancement procedures, where she injected a mixture containing Fix-A-Flat, a tire inflator and sealant, into her patients.

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Brushing Your Teeth Just May Save Your Life — Health Check

A multi-year study of more than 100,000 people by researchers in Taiwan found dental cleanings can be associated with a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Study Finds Autistic Kids Have Too Many Brain Cells — Health Check

New research finds autistic children’s brains have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than those of kids who don’t have the disease.

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20 Jokes About the Duggar Family Having a 20th Child

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have announced they are expecting their 20th child, due in April. The Arkansas couple and stars of TLC’s ’19 Kids and Counting,’ clearly love children, so while they busy themselves sprucing up their nursery yet again, we thought we’d honor their 20th bundle of joy with — what else? — 20 jokes about having such a large family.

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Duggars From ’19 Kids and Counting’ Are Expecting Baby Number 20

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC’s ’19 Kids and Counting,’ will have to change the title of their reality show again this spring. The couple is expecting an April birth date for their 20th child.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Cancels Solo Tour After Scheduling Wrist Surgery

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has canceled a planned solo tour in support of his recently released book ‘Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir.’

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New Cell Research May Offer Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists may have found a way to stave off some effects of aging simply by removing human cells that stop dividing as we get older.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Is the ‘All-American Sandwich’ — Survey of the Day

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, that staple of childhood, is what most comes to mind when American adults think about the “All-American sandwich.”

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End Of Daylight Saving Time Is Good for Your Health

Setting your clock back an hour early this Sunday morning may led to depressingly shorter days, but experts believe the end of daylight saving time is healthy in general.

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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