Laura Linney Gave Birth at 49 and No One Knew

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_cfb2f44d0a.jpgJoe Scarnici/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- For four seasons, Laura Linney was the no-nonsense mom battling terminal cancer on Showtime’s The Big C. And now in an unexpected plot twist right out of Hollywood, after nine months of keeping her latest role a secret, Linney, 49, has revealed she’s no longer just playing a part on TV.  She is now a mother in real life. “Laura gave birth to a healthy boy named Bennett Armistead on January 8th,” Raha Lewis, a writer for People magazine, told ABC News.

Read more...

Researcher Cautions Against Using Certain Toilet Paper

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_408381b759.jpgAndy Kettle/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Beware of using toilet paper with red ink. People will often buy rolls that come with designs that include red ink that one British researcher says can fool people into thinking they have a serious disease. Dr. Guy Nash of Poole Hospital says the red ink can run when wet and might be mistaken for blood, a possible sign of colorectal cancer.

Read more...

Melatonin Production Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b5f468402b.jpgBrian Jackson/Thinkstock (BOSTON) -- A man's production of the sleep hormone melatonin seems to have a direct link on whether he's at risk of developing prostate cancer. In a small, first-of-its-kind study, researcher Sarah Markt at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says the higher levels of melatonin, the less the chance of contracting prostate cancer, which is quite common in older men.

Read more...

Frequent Cellphone Use Linked to Unhappiness, Lower Grades in Students

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_f969795bb0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (KENT, Ohio) -- College students who spend more time on their cellphones are likely to have increased levels of anxiety and lower GPAs, according to a recent study from Kent State University. It's hard to see a student without their phones, constantly connected online to their friends, and with access to the ever-updated Internet. But researchers found daily cellphone use negatively impacted happiness and grades.

Read more...

Tonsillectomy Procedures Vary Depending on Hospitals, Study Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_593038f18d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The quality of care for routine tonsillectomies vary depending on the hospital, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The report, released Monday, found that hospitals used different levels of antibiotics and the steroid dexamethasone during the procedure, which is one of the most commonly performed surgeries on children.

Read more...