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How Researchers Are Using Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have found that the chickenpox virus may actually be a seasonal disease, with more cases reported in the spring, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.To identify chickenpox rates, the researchers turned to an unconventional source: Google Trends. The search engine has actually successfully been used by researchers before to estimate and examine influenza rates. For this study, researchers wanted to

Heart Attack Survivor Crosses Race Finish Line 50 Days Late


WRIC-TV(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A Virginia man celebrated Sunday after crossing the finish line to a race he started 50 days earlier.Bill Hughes participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K last month, but never made it to the finish line after going into cardiac arrest about halfway through the race, according to ABC affiliate WRIC-TV.The 60-year-old runner was immediately given CPR first from his daughter and then from bystanders.“I feel like he grabbed my arm and then he hit the floo

Woman Reveals Diagnosis She Says Led to 50-Pound Weight Loss


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Debbie Savage said she struggled to lose weight for 15 years, dating back to middle school, before she went to five different doctors to finally get the diagnosis that would change her life.Savage, of Maryland, played sports in middle school but still continued to gain weight. She said she kept active as she aged and maintained a healthy diet but still could not shed the pounds.“I would go to the doctor once a year and every year he would tell me, ‘Your

Your Body: The Kylie Jenner Lip Plump Trend


iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorEver since Kylie Jenner came on the scene with noticeably fuller lips, enviers everywhere started looking for anything to get that trademark lip plump.But some methods proved to not be the safest.Jenner's supposed trick for temporarily puffing your lips involved sucking the air out of a glass until the vacuum effect swells your mouth. This became an unfortunate Internet trend in 2015, and videos have shown that this meth

Boy Bitten by Shark in Florida, Suffering 'Severe' Lacerations


iStock/Thinkstock(NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla.) -- Some swimmers saw their worst fear come true during the holiday weekend at the beach.A boy likely between 11 and 13 years old suffered "severe" lacerations when he was bitten by a shark in Neptune Beach, Florida, Sunday, officials said.The boy was in water about waist-high -- roughly 2.5 feet -- when he was bitten in the lower right leg by a shark that was 5 to 6 feet long, Neptune Beach Police Sgt. Liam Toal said."Nothing appeared to be life-threatening

Make-Up Artist's Lip Art Was 'Stress Reliever' While Fighting Brain Tumor


iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) -- Jazmina Daniel is more than just a pretty face.Sure, the whimsical, elaborate, ornate lip art designs she creates are astounding, but the reason she began using her face as a canvas is even more inspirational.“In 2006 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which forced me to leave school,” Daniel, 24, of Sydney, Australia, wrote to ABC News. “I spent most of my days inside and focused on art for happiness. From canvases I began working on my own face,

Babies Born Behind Bars Can Stay with Their Mothers in Jail's Nursery


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  What happens when a pregnant woman is arrested and sent to prison?The vast majority of inmate moms are separated from their infants once they are born. But a few of the new mothers are able to keep their babies with them in prison nurseries, some until they are 18 months old. The oldest prison nursery program is run at New York's Bedford Correctional Facility for Women, north of New York City. Seven other women's prisons have similar programs.  In 2014,

Kansas Woman Admits Embezzling from Employer


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to charges accusing her of embezzling about $471,000 from her employer. The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said in a release that Kimberly Joyce Padgett of

Discarded Needles Concern Shawnee Co Recycling Workers


TOPEKA, Kan.  - Shawnee County officials are working to protect recycling crews from discarded hypodermic needles and syringes. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports needles and syringes are making their way into county recycling and posing a danger to

House Panel Subpoenas Kerry on Keystone XL Documents


WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  A House panel has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry for department documents, reports and letters related to the contentious push to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Republicans on the House Oversight and Go

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