Diet Sodas Alone Don't Lead to Weight Loss

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_f9d26b0e61.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that drinking diet sodas in place of the regular versions may not help many to lose the weight they desire. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied the diets of over 2,000 people hoping to determine whether switching to diet sodas was making people healthier. The study looked at data from a ten-year span.

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Google Contact Lens to Monitor Diabetes Holds Promise, Doctors Say

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6a89633ce1.jpgCourtesy Google/ABC News (NEW YORK) --  Google has come up with another wearable eye device, this time a lens made out of soft contact material that might help diabetes patients keep track of their glucose levels. The company revealed a functional prototype Jan. 16 that doctors are saying has the potential to replace not only the current continuous glucose monitors implanted under the skin, but perhaps one day even the painful finger-pricking blood tests.

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Victoria’s Secret Apologizes for Booting Breast-Feeding Mom

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0b4db65587.jpgVictoria's Secret (AUSTIN, Texas) -- A Texas mother who asked to nurse her 4-month-old son in a Victoria’s Secret dressing room after making a $150 purchase at the store was instead told she could go outside and feed her son in an alley, where no one could see her. “I said, ‘You want me to take my son outside and nurse him in an alley?’” Ashley Clawson, 27, recalled asking the sales associate in reply.  “She said, ‘Yes,’ just very matter-of-factly.”

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One Mom’s Advice to Protect Young Daughters from Bullying

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_04d0bb5ea2.jpgABC News (NEW YORK) -- Samantha Walravens went into “mama bear mode” when her kindergarten daughter told her she was being bullied. “She said, ‘The girls are being mean to me. I don’t want to go to school. They’re not letting me play with them. I want to stay home with you, Mommy,’” the San Francisco-area mother of four recalled her youngest daughter, Gigi, saying.

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Judge Recuses Herself from Life Support Pregnancy Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_7a76f76d5a.jpgCourtesy Munoz family via WFAA (TARRANT COUNTY, Texas) -- A Texas judge has recused herself from hearing a lawsuit against a Fort Worth hospital regarding a woman who is brain dead, pregnant and on life support against her family's wishes. Judge Melody Wilkinson of Tarrant County District Court recused herself on Thursday but did not give a reason for her recusal. She requested to have another judge assigned to the case.

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