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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It happens far too often: Drivers struggle to keep their eyes open, putting themselves and other drivers at risk. Earlier this year, a driver launched nearly 30 feet through his windshield after slamming into a tollbooth in Florida. Officials later discovered drowsy driving was the cause. A report from the Governors […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wednesday is National Relaxation Day. If you are stuck at work and missing out on a spa day or reading at the beach, relax, literally. We’ve got you covered. “Good Morning America” turned to two experts for tips on how to relax while you’re at work. The good news is that relaxation […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RICHA KALRA DR. RYAN GUINNESS (NEW YORK) — It only takes one sleepless night to ruin social interactions and make people feel lonely, a new study showed. In 1942 the average American used to sleep about 7.9 hours, according to the National Gallup survey, but now the average American’s busy schedule has decreased […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. It’s a phenomenon that has baffled scientists since the 1970s . After all, at their size, they should have a much higher rate of […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who have been identified as having suffered a traumatic brain injury have almost double the risk of suicide than people without the condition, a new study by researchers in Denmark has found. The study, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, examined 34,529 deaths by suicide over 35 years from a […]

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