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Car Companies Working on Bigger Cars for Fat Drivers
Don’t worry if your waistline is expanding, because pretty soon, your luxury vehicle will expand with it. Over the last several decades, automakers have had to make cars wider to accommodate the growing heftiness of their customer base, but now, luxury car manufacturers are road-testing the l…
Paraplegic Woman Walks Again Thanks to Robotic Exoskeleton [VIDEO]
Usually when we hear the words “robot exoskeleton,” we think of science fiction. But for Amanda Boxtel, a woman who was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident 20 years ago, an amazing powered exoskeleton has given her newfound mobility. After her skiing accident in 1992, Bo…
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. On October 8, she and h…
FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines
Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced. But now the FDA is saying, Not so fast. …
Mom with Cancer Dies to Save Unborn Baby [VIDEO]
A selfless mother has died to save her unborn baby. The woman was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer and refused chemotherapy so that her child could be born, even though it meant she would die. Stacie Crimm, 41, was diagnosed with neck cancer just a short time after finally becoming p…
Stroke Victim Stranded in South Pole Finally Heads Home [VIDEO]
Last week, we reported on Renee-Nicole Douceur, a researcher who’s been stranded in the South Pole since suffering a stroke in August. After awaiting rescue for seven agonizing weeks, Douceur has finally begun to make her way back home, ‘Today‘ reports. Douceur departed the Sout…
Study Says Women on the Pill Choose More Stable Partners
New research suggests women on birth control pills tend to choose men they feel will be more stable relationship partners over guys who may be better looking or sexier. In the study, Scottish and Czech scientists asked 2,500 women who had at least one child about their relationships with their partn…
Supplements Could Be Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Women
Vitamins are said to be good for you. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, however, that may not always be the case. Researchers reviewed the cases of 38,000 women over a 19-year period and found that those who took supplements had about a 2.4 percent increased risk of death ov…
California Bans Minors From Tanning Beds
In a landmark new law, the state of California has prohibited all children under 14 from using tanning beds. State residents between the ages of 14 and 18 will only be allowed to tan under artificial light if they provide proof of parental consent. “Skin cancer is a rising epidemic …

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