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Mysterious smell plaguing California residents and sparking finger-pointing

iStock/Thinkstock(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) — Residents of several Orange County, California cities are complaining about a strange, mysterious odor in the air — and local municipal agencies seem to be pointing fingers at each other as to the cause of the bad smell. The odor is affecting cities like Orange, Anaheim Hills, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, according to …

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First-generation students discuss overcoming ‘impostor syndrome’

Jared Jaramillo(NEW YORK) — When Jared Jaramillo arrived at his East Coast college, the Utah native and first-generation college student felt like he’d entered an “alien world.” While the 19-year-old excelled at math and science in high school and was admitted to Tufts University’s prestigious mechanical engineering program, Jaramillo said that as soon as classes began he “felt out of …

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Smelling things that aren’t there could be a sign: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RYAN GUINNESS (NEW YORK) — Imagine smelling something that isn’t there. Now imagine if these smells were always around, persisting through everyday life without any apparent reason. These “phantom odors” occur when someone smells something, but there is nothing in the environment that corresponds to the often unpleasant odors. Though it may seem like a minor irritation, a …

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FDA approves first generic EpiPen

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. The approval is part of the FDA’s “longstanding commitment” to providing access to low-cost generic alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “This approval means patients living …

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Hiker survives 6 days on mountain by hunting bees and plucking huckleberries

Courtesy Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office (NEW YORK) — A hiker missing for six days on Washington state’s Mount St. Helens survived on huckleberries and bees that he killed and ate, according to the man’s parents. Matthew Matheny, 40, who was visiting the area from Warren, Ohio, was found alive Wednesday on the side of the mountain leading up to the …

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Bipolar And Depression Linked To Herpesvirus

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 4.4 percent of the population of the United States will have bipolar disorder at one point in their lives. Another 16.2 million, or around 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults, will experience at least one episode of severe depression in their lives. While the precise causes of such, often debilitating, psychiatric conditions remain unknown, scientists do know that …

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New Study Shows Baby Wipes Linked To Food Allergies

The use of baby wipes may promote childhood food allergies by disrupting the skins natural protective barrier, US researchers say. However the infant must already carry certain genetic mutations that affect the skin. A study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggests a mix of environmental and genetic factors must coexist to trigger a food allergy. The factors …

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Non Smokers Fed Up, Want Equal Time To Smoke Breaks

If you don’t smoke, and you find it annoying that your co-workers who do are always running outside to light up, listen up.  According to a new survey, some non-smokers feel they should get extra vacation days to make up for all those smoke breaks their nicotine-addicted colleagues are getting. In a survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted …

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Don’t Rush–Lose Weight Slowly, It Stays Off Longer

People have grown so accustomed to quick-fix weight-loss plans that losing a pound a week is viewed as “too slow” or somehow disappointing. Most experts agree that losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is the recipe for long-term weight management. Anything faster than that seems to increase the potential for weight re-gain, with many people gaining even more weight than …

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Save Time Cleaning With These Kitchen Hacks

  Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share some of her top hacks for easy and cost-saving ways to tidy up your home using items you most likely already have around the house. Here is a breakdown of how you can use some common household items to tackle some of the hardest-to-clean messes …

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