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The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

If you HAD TO wear one of these, which one would you pick?

Painful Memories Could Be Erased With Electroconvulsive Therapy

Illustrated By Sydney Hass.<p>Of all the sci-fi movies that we wish were real, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i> is up near the top. The idea of …

Straight hair without heat damage? The AntiTeaser Clip

<i>Mary J says…I saw a new hair clip to my straighten hair without heat damage. It just might work so I thought I would share it, but it is still in the</i> …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hair Extensions

I know pixies are all the rage right now, but in my eyes, they don't hold a candle to long, loose waves (exhibits A, B, and C: Blake Lively, Sofia Vergara, and any of the Victoria's Secret angels). And you don't have to be genetically blessed to get them. Many of the most sought-after heads of hair …

Gene Therapy for Cancer Shows Continued Progress

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia continue to present hopeful results from gene therapy for …

7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (And How to Avoid Them)

Plus, how to look like a seasoned yogi<p>I’ve been practicing yoga for years, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is like entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve …

Four California students sickened with meningitis bacteria

(Reuters) - An outbreak of meningococcal disease has sickened four students at a major California university, prompting discussions with federal regulators about using a vaccine approved for use in Europe but not in the United States.<p>The students, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, …

3 Treadmill Mistakes That Mess With Your Workout

Common blunders even experienced runners don’t know they're making<p>There comes a time for even the most dedicated outdoor runner when chilly temperatures and dangerous road conditions force them to hit the treadmill. Same thing, right? Not exactly. Not being aware of the subtle differences …

Liver disease: pump provides relief

<b>Patients at the Royal Free Hospital in London are testing a device that provides relief from a common side-effect of liver disease.</b><p>The pump siphons off excess fluid that can build up in the abdomen after liver failure and diverts it to the bladder so it can be urinated out.<p>A liver transplant may be …

Diabetes

6 Reasons Science Says You Should Go Ahead and Have Some Coffee

Not that coffee lovers all necessarily <i>need</i> these reasons...but when we do, this is how science has got our backs!<p><b>It might help cut your risk of type 2 diabetes.</b>Researchers from Qingdao University in China explored 26 different studies (involving more than 1 million participants) and discovered that …

7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping. A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the giver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years of life. Check out these science-backed reasons to …

Night Owls and Early Risers Have Different Brain Structures

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you feel like you are just hitting your day's stride by late afternoon, or do you like to get the big tasks of the day accomplished early?<p>Most of us have …

Sleep

Popping A Baby Out Like A Cork, And Other Birth Innovations

An invention to help with obstructed labor has turned some heads — and not just because the idea came from a party trick on YouTube.<p>The Odon Device, created by Argentine car mechanic Jorge Odon, guides a folded plastic sleeve around the baby's head. A little bit of air is then pumped between the …

7 Health Problems Improved By Sleep

What if the cure for what ails you was as simple as going to sleep?<p>We spend a lot of time talking about how dangerous it is to skimp on that good quality shut-eye. Sometimes we ignore the flip side of that equation: Sleep can work wonders.<p>No, it won't cure cancer or save you from a heart attack …

What’s the Best Way to Beat Muscle Cramps?

The worst, right? Here's how to handle it<p>It doesn't matter how much you exercise—even the most elite athletes can get that painful, muscle-tightening feeling (see: pretty much every other NFL game). Blame muscle fatigue. See, your muscles contract during your workouts, which requires a lot of …

As HealthCare.Gov's Deadline Approaches, What Will Be Ready?

The Obama Administration this week announced yet another delay for small businesses seeking to purchase health insurance on the troubled HealthCare.gov website. Ari Shapiro and Julie Rovner discuss how the small business part of the program keeps getting pushed to the end of the administration's …

Smoking: what it does to the body

<b>Dr John Moore-Gillon, medical adviser at the British Lung Foundation and consultant physician at the King Edward VII Hospital explains the effects of smoking tobacco.</b><p>Medical illustrations from the science photo library,<p><i>Video journalist: Smitha Mundasad</i>

Smoking

The Best Cereal for Weight Loss

Not only does it stop cravings, but it’s also totally delicious<p>Oatmeal has been trendy with foodies and celebs for a while now, thanks in part to its rep as a low-fat, high-protein superfood. But here's another reason to boil some water and make yourself a bowl tomorrow morning: Oatmeal can help …

Boots recalls cough and cold medicines

<b>Pharmacy giant Boots is recalling tens of thousands of bottles of cough and cold medicines over fears that plastic might have got into the liquid.</b><p>As a precautionary measure Boots is asking UK shoppers to return any of five of its branded medicines that were purchased since September.<p>This includes a …

Customers

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

How Yo-Yo Dieting Hurts Your Health

Christina Aguilera is back to being skinny…again. Is that a good thing?<p>It’s not just her red chair on <i>The Voice</i> that Christina Aguilera has reclaimed: She’s also whipped her bod back into shape—and she’s proud of it. The pop star flaunted her new figure in knee-high black boots, fishnets, and a …

FYI: Could A Virgin Birth Ever Happen?

If you’re a mammal, no. But if you're not...<p>Virgin birth, known to scientists as parthenogenesis, appears to be rather common in the animal kingdom. Many insects and other invertebrates are capable of switching between sexual and clonal reproduction. Among the vertebrates, virgin births have been …

Biology

10 Tips to Motivate You out of a Photography Rut

Are all your photos starting to look the same? Break out of your photography rut and get the creative juices flowing with these 10 tips.

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

As Diabetes Month ends, I don't know how much we've accomplished. I don't know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get a fasting blood sugar test.<p>I do know that Nov. 14, World Diabetes …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

Eyeball Jewelry: Woman Has Platinum Heart Implanted In Her Eye, But AAO Says It's A Bad Idea

New York News<p>A New York City woman had a platinum heart implanted in her eyeball as a "conversation maker," according to news reports.<p>The woman, Lucy Luckayanko, told Fox 5 News that "I will be able to tell people. It will be unique. It will be sort of my unique factor." Luckayanko is reportedly …

"I Have Dry Skin—So Why Do I Also Have Acne?"

We ask a dermatologist what gives<p><b>The question:</b> How come I have dry skin and I also have acne?<p><b>The expert:</b> Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City<p><b>The answer:</b> People with acne usually have well hydrated, oily …