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What's Up With All the Redheads in TV Ads?
A new study found that 30 percent of network television ads during prime time featured someone with red hair.
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Healing 'Butterfly Children': Treatment Brings New Hope
Epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, is a genetic disorder in which layers of the skin don’t anchor together properly, causing friction that leads to massive, painful blistering.
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How to Spot A Narcissist: You Need Ask Only One Question
A new report finds when people are asked if they are narcissistic, they answer accurately. But there's a certain way you need to phrase the question.
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'Unexpected': Dentist's Surprise at Teen's 232 Teeth
An Indian teenager suffering from a rare condition had 232 teeth removed by dental surgeons. The boy's father said he had experienced "burning pain".
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Want a Better Deal on a Car? Use Your 'Angry Face'
If want to get what you want, like a good deal on a car, the best strategy might be to stride into the showroom with your angry face.
Ditch the Bottle: Scientists Discover 'Blonde Gene'
All it takes to make a true Nordic blonde is a single little change in the genetic code, researchers reported on Sunday.
High Anxiety: Guess Where We're Most Stressed
People are more stressed out at home than they are at work, maybe because they are trying to juggle so many responsibilities at the same time.
Back Off! DIY Dress Helps Protect Personal Space
Subway creeps have met their match with an expandable dress designed to protect personal space.
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So, Here's Why It's OK to Start a Sentence With 'So'
The two-letter blurb has become so ubiquitous, some say it undermines credibility. Not so, say language experts.
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Faking Funny? How to Tell Whether a Laugh Is Real
New research shows how to spot the real laugh from the this-isn’t-funny-I’m-laughing-just-to-be-nice chuckle.
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Want to Seem Smart? Use a Middle Initial
New research suggests that people rate strangers with middle initials as smarter and more qualified than those without.
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Sight Science: Why Do Eyes Turn Red When Tired?
If you had a bad night of sleep, your eyes could be bloodshot. Dr. Dana Blumberg explains why.
Not Quite Clones: Organs Grow on Microchips
Nerdwatch: Dr. Kit Parker is working on a way to grow human organ tissue on computer chips, which could one day help test new drugs.
Electrical Burn Causes Star-Shaped Cataracts
A 42-year-old electrician developed star-shaped cataracts in his eyes after a serious work-related accident, according to a new report.
Is Today Really the Most Depressing Day of the Year?
Today is the worst. No, really -- some folks in Britain have done a study that says today is the most miserable day of the year.
We all speak like Valley girls now
We are always asking questions, even when we're not. A new study suggests that "uptalk," phrasing your statements with a rise in pitch at the end, isn't just something young women do: it seems to be expanding to other demographics, including young men.
Pulse surges in woman's neck reveal heart condition
A 33-year-old woman in Canada who had large, abnormal pulses that were clearly visible in her neck ultimately needed surgery to combat a bacterial infection in her heart, according to a new report of her case.The pulses were observed while the woman was being evaluated to see if she needed a replacement heart valve.
Even people with super recall tripped up by false memories, study finds
Some people have an amazing ability to recall specific events, like exactly what happened on a particular day decades ago. For example, when one person with such so-called highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM) was asked what happened on October 19, 1987, she quickly replied that it was a Monday, “the day of the big stock market crash and the cellist Jacqueline du Pré died that day.
Recluse spider bite eats hole in young woman's ear
One woman's Italian vacation took a turn for the worse when she woke up with pain in her ear one night. She had no way of knowing then that she'd just been bitten by a Mediterranean recluse spider, and that a chunk of her ear would soon be liquefied by the spider's venom. But that's exactly what happened, according to a recent report of her case.
Boy's bone marrow transplant wiped out cancer -- and his peanut allergy
A 10-year-old boy got a surprise bonus after being treated for leukemia: The very same procedure that cured his cancer also may have cured his severe peanut allergy.
New ligament found in human knee
Humans have been studying their own bodies for centuries, piecing together what all the parts are and how they work and interact, but apparently one tiny piece in the human knee has gone undiscovered until now.Belgian researchers have for the first time described a new ligament in the human knee, termed the anterolateral ligament (ALL).
Afternoons turn us into lying, cheating, lazy jerks
Mornings are optimistic. The day is new, untouched. No one’s ruined anything yet. You head out the door, hopeful about what this day will bring, and what you’ll accomplish.And then morning fades into afternoon. Nothing has gone the way you planned it. You get snappy, grumpy. Maybe you accidentally abandon the Excel spreadsheet you should be working on and wander over to laineygossip.com.
Ouch! Dental implant ends up in woman's sinus
A 57-year-old woman in Italy who went to the doctor with inflamed sinuses and facial pain had an unusual diagnosis: a dental implant in the sinus.The woman had undergone oral surgery about two years before to place an implant — a 2-centimeter long (0.79 inch) metal screw designed to hold in place a replacement for a missing tooth — in her upper jaw.
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