Mother of Brain-Dead California Girl Says She Has ‘Hope’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_c6980bf021.jpgABC News (OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Weeks after a brain-dead 13-year-old girl was moved to an undisclosed facility following a legal fight between the girl’s family and hospital, her mother is speaking out about their experience and says she has “hope” for her daughter. Nailah Wakfield, who fought to keep her brain-dead daughter, Jahi McMath, on life support, posted a letter on Facebook to thank supporters and to give an update on her daughter’s condition.

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Regular Exercise May Help COPD Sufferers Avoid Hospitalization

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_0365e05b8e.jpgRafal Olkis/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Individuals who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, can reduce their risk of hospitalization following severe attacks by getting out and walking a mile to three and a half miles each and every day. COPD refers to breathing difficulty involving emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, labored breathing and chest tightness.

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Study: Frequent School Changes May Increase Psychotic Symptoms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_867e73d211.jpgGloda/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Does frequently changing schools as a child increase a person’s risk of psychotic issues years later? In a study published in American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, researchers found that frequent school changes during childhood heightens the risk of developing psychotic-like symptoms in early adolescence by up to 60 percent.

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Twitter Research Finds Users Happiest in the Morning

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_4b18209175.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (ITHACA, N.Y.) -- Are you happy when you wake up in the morning? New Twitter research indicates breakfast is our happiest moment of the day, and we only get grumpier as the day wears on. Researchers at Cornell University used computers to analyze 509 million tweets written by 2.4 million Twitter users in 84 different countries, and found people wake up in a good mood but become grumpier by the hour.

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Fight a Craving with a Computer Game

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_61f969f6f2.jpgHuchen Lu/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- If you’re craving chocolate, a cigarette or a doughnut and want to lessen or eliminate the desire, play a computer game. According to a new study, playing a computer game can lessen the urge for sweets, a smoke and even sex. A team of researchers at Plymouth University's Cognition Institute in the U.K. measured the effects of the computer game Tetris on individuals who reported “natural” cravings of varying degrees.

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