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You might be tempted to avoid the lines by shopping online, but spreading out purchases between stores and sites can help cut stress, according to a 2011 market research study.
"You would think sitting in an armchair wearing a robe waiting for a site to go live would be far less stressful," John Ross, chief executive officer of Shopper Sciences, told ABCNews.com. "Even though you don't have the pushing and shoving, shopping purely online tends to be pretty stressful, too."
Three-month-old Joey Powling is the latest Internet meme, thanks to his cool smirk just five days after open-heart surgery.
The baby best known to the world as "Ridiculously Good-Looking Surgery Baby" was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a heart defect that hampered blood flow to his lungs.
"The lower ventricles didn't grow and connect, leaving a little hole there," said, Joey's dad, Joe Powling, who found about the defect when his wife was 24 weeks pregnant. "It was kind of nerve-wracking."
Because the lungs keep the blood rich with oxygen, babies with tetralogy of Fallot need early surgery to correct the problem.
"The long term risk of arrhythmias is lower, and the function of the heart is much better if the repair is done earlier," said Dr. Christopher Snyder, chief of pediatric cardiology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.
On Oct. 25, the Powlings held their breath during the 7-hour procedure.
"Working in an industry that constantly judges you, your look and your body isn't easy," said Wolter, who was 18 when she started modeling in Hamburg, Germany.
Once a healthy 136 pounds, Wolter shed 11 pounds from her 5-foot, 11-inch frame to land runway jobs. But she was urged to lose more. And by her first fashion week in 2009, she was down to 116 pounds.
At the time, Wolter thought "it was totally fine," she wrote in an essay for I Love You magazine. "Now, while writing this, I am shaking my head. I can't quite believe it."
Soon the pressure to be thin became overwhelming.
"I realized I couldn't look in the mirror anymore," she wrote. "I knew something was wrong."
The woman, known only as Rachel, was nicknamed "ridiculously photogenic surgery girl" after posting photos from her hospital bed on Reddit.
"I'm currently in the ICU of the Cleveland Clinic," she wrote. "My pain is being reasonably managed, but I cannot fall asleep. Anyone care to entertain me?"
Judging by the response, the answer was yes. The post amassed 612 comments in 11 days, many about her beauty, and spurred the Internet meme, "Lose 60% of her lung ... wins 100% of my heart."
Studies in humans suggest eating yogurt may help stave off age-related weight gain. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers Eric Alm and Susan Erdman wanted to know why.
"Maybe it has to do with the healthy bacteria that live in our guts," said Alm, an evolutionary biologist, explaining how there are 10 times more bacteria in the body than human cells. "Maybe probiotics in the yogurt have something to do with the effects on weight."
The no-shows, some 16 percent of the 27,000 registered runners, likely took marathon organizers up on an offer to defer into next year's race, an unprecedented gesture prompted by the weather forecast.
"We're asking runners who haven't run previously to think about tomorrow and maybe coming back next year," Boston Mayor Tom Menino told runner at a pre-race pasta dinner Sunday, the AP reported. "We don't want to have any accidents out there, or anybody overtaken by the heat."
Runners keep cool by sweating. But heat and high humidity impede the body's cooling process, according to Dr. Corey Slovis, chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
"In temperatures above 70 degrees, the body begins to lose its ability to cool itself. And once the temperature hits 80 degrees, people begin to suffer heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke," Slovis said.
A 10-year-old Colombian girl gave birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever.
The unnamed girl from Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira, arrived at the hospital in tears and "enormous pain" from the contractions, according to Univision's Primer Impacto. She reportedly delivered her daughter, who weighed 5 pounds, by cesarean section.
Experts say a C-section delivery for such a young mother is not unusual.
"The baby's head needs to come through a bony outlet. But in a young girl, the pelvis may not be ready or big enough to deliver a baby," said Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, an OB/GYN at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
Extremely young mothers also have a higher risk of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure known as preeclampsia, and their babies are at risk for fetal growth restriction, according to Dr. Frederick Gonzalez, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Six weeks after announcing she had type 2 diabetes, Paula Deen said she's shedding weight by walking more and eating less.
"I've dropped two pant sizes, and I feel great," the 64-year-old Food Network cooking show host told People.
Deen said she's walking for 30 minutes every day and cutting her food portions in half. She doesn't know how much she weighs - "We don't own a scale in our house," she told the magazine - but said she'd find out at her next checkup.
"Every six months I go for a physical and find out," she said.
Deen has known about her type 2 diabetes for three years but only made it public in January.
Less than one month after Pfizer recalled nearly 1 million packages of faulty birth control pills, Glenmark Generics has recalled its version of the oral contraceptives because of a packaging error that landed the pills in the wrong order.
The India-based drug company has warned that seven lots of norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets distributed to U.S. pharmacies between Sept. 21 and Dec. 30, 2011, "could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy."
"Select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date visible only on the outer pouch," the company said in a statement released Friday, explaining the packaging error.
The correct packaging aligns 28 tablets in four rows, with the white tablets containing norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol in the top row and light green placebo tablets in the bottom row.
SpermCheck Fertility, a male fertility test, is set to hit drugstores in April. (Amazon)
A home sperm test is set to join dozens of female fertility predictors on drug store shelves this spring.
Walgreen's and CVS are already selling the sperm-counting kit, called SpermCheck Fertility, online. Now they're banking on men - and their mates - favoring a quick pick-up at the drug store over a trip to the urologist.
"There is nothing like it on the shelf," Maeve Egner of Fusion Marketing, the company hired to help market SpermCheck, told Bloomberg. "It's plugging a gap."
The $40 test is set to hit stores in April. To use it, a man mixes his semen with a solution in the kit and drops it onto a test strip. A reddish line means the sperm count is above 20 million per milliliter, which is considered normal. A negative test shows no color and means the man should "should consult a physician about a complete fertility evaluation," according to the kit's instructions.