Consumer Reports Caramel Color Scare: No Need to Quit Soda Just Yet

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b4af33c8c1.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  Soda drinkers may be alarmed by a new study by Consumer Reports that shows that high levels of caramel coloring in some products may cause cancer, but medical experts say people need to put the warnings in perspective. The magazine's investigation suggests that a "potentially carcinogenic" chemical – 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – is present in certain popular soft drinks at concerning levels.

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Resort for Terminally Ill Kids Gets Facelift

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_bebaa72df8.jpgABC News (KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- A Florida resort that’s helped more than 127,000 families with terminally ill children has a new look, and it was revealed Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. For 25 years, Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre property in Kissimmee, has been dispensing hope, love and joy to sick children in the form free, week-long fantasy vacations. When the resort found itself in need of help, GMA turned to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington and his team.

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Calif. Mom Has 'One in a Million' Birth with Identical Triplets

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_866009b3c2.jpgKABC/ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- In this age of fertility treatments, triplets have become relatively familiar, if not exactly commonplace. But a California family recently welcomed identical triplets, all the rarer because they were conceived naturally. April Dooley, 42, gave birth to three boys on Jan. 13, according to ABC News station KABC-TV in Los Angeles. The addition of the three boys means that Dooley’s family doubled in size from three to six.

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CDC: Restaurant Food Chock Full of Sodium

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6819845d05.jpgJiri Hera/Thinkstock (ATLANTA) -- A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that a single meal from a restaurant or fast food joint can potentially contain 2,300 milligrams of sodium. Since the report entitled "Menu to Mouth: Opportunities for Sodium Reduction in Restaurants" says Americans on average dine out four to five times a week, they are obviously overdosing on sodium, a leading cause of hypertension that can result in heart disease and stroke.

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High Divorce Rate Among Conservative Protestants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e70eb2b756.jpgsvengine/Thinkstock (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Divorce rates are quite high in regions where there are a lot of conservative Protestants, a new report claims. University of Texas at Austin researcher Jennifer Glass and her colleagues discovered that marriages in religiously conservative "red" states tend to break up more often than other parts of the country because people generally marry earlier and don't put off having kids.

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