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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Vitamin D Not As Beneficial As We Thought?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_edbdd80e35.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- New research funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand shows that the vitamin D supplementation might not be as helpful in preventing disease as previously believed. Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand analyzed a total of 40 randomized controlled trials completed in the past to study the effect of vitamin D on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures in the general population.

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"Consumer Reports": Caramel Color in Soda May Cause Cancer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_0e50638242.jpgBoarding1Now/Thinkstock (YONKERS, N.Y.) -- Before you drink your next soda or other soft drink, you may want to check the label to see if one of the ingredients is caramel color. After testing more than 100 cans and bottles of 12 different brands, Consumer Reports found that all of the samples that listed caramel color as an ingredient contained a chemical byproduct called 4-M.E.I., which is possibly carcinogenic.

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