Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_5f7fc9d9a1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Just laugh it off. New research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory in older adults. In a recent small study conducted at Loma Linda University in Southern California, 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes, while a control group sat calmly with no video.

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SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads Among Healthcare Workers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f94a1151df.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A sudden uptick in the SARS-like corona virus called MERS-CoV for Middle Eastern Respiratory Coronavirus is partially related to healthcare workers becoming infected with the disease. This month the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed 32 cases of the virus so far, including a cluster of 10 healthcare workers, all of whom worked with an infected patient, who died on April 10.

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Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_830fad85b1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (MEXICO CITY) -- A woman who took part in a ground-breaking study in which scientists were able to use her cells to engineer lab-grown vaginas is speaking about the procedure that changed her life. The unnamed woman was one of four subjects between the ages of 13 to 18 who took part in the study. All four suffered from a genetic condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauster (MRKH), which left them with vaginas that were incomplete.

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Thirteen-Pound Baby Waldo Wows Parents

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_8f315f8cf1.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (DREXEL HILL, Pa.) -- A couple was in for a surprise when their newborn weighed a whopping four pounds more than expected. Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer was born by C-section on Monday weighing 13 pounds, 8 ounces, according to ABC affiliate WPVI. "We knew he was big but not that big," Danielle Dwyer told WPVI, explaining that doctors guessed Waldo would weigh about 9 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Alicia Silverstone's Son Has 'Never Had a Drop of Medicine'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_387ed4931c.jpgMJ Kim/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting. Now, she has written a book about it. In The Kind Mama, Silverstone opens up about raising her nearly 3-year-old son, Bear. "He's never been sick-sick, just feeling a little off from time to time. And he's never had a drop of medicine," Silverstone writes.

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