Rare 40-Year-Old 'Stone Baby' Found in Elderly Woman

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_f331ce9793.jpgABC News (BOGOTA, Colombia) -- An elderly Colombian woman was stunned when she went to the doctor for pelvic pain and was told the pain was caused by a 40-year-old "stone" fetus. The 82-year-old had been carrying the calcified four-pound fetus called a lithopedion for decades without realizing it, according to the Telegraph. Doctors only discovered the rare medical phenomenon after ordering an X-ray that revealed the lithopedion, also called a "stone baby."

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Nine States Where You Might Need 'Abortion Insurance'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_032a58f304.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday Michigan became the ninth state to restrict private and public insurance plans from offering abortion coverage, with some of them requiring employers and individuals who want abortion coverage to purchase an additional supplemental policy, even in the case of rape or incest. The citizens' initiative was brought to the state legislature by conservative, anti-abortion group Right to Life, which collected more than 300,000 signatures to place the legislation before lawmakers.

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UC Santa Barbara Parents Want Princeton Meningitis Vaccine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_1e5bade830.jpgurfinguss/Thinkstock (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- After Princeton University students received an imported vaccine to protect them against a specific strain of meningitis, parents of students at the University of California, Santa Barbara are asking why the vaccine hasn't been made available to them. Both schools have had outbreaks of a rare strain of meningitis -- meningococcal type B.  It has infected four students at UC Santa Barbara, and eight at Princeton.

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James Bond: License to Swill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_dcf08065e9.jpgAlex Bramwell/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Ever wonder why James Bond prefers his martinis shaken, not stirred? Three U.K. doctors set out to find out whether 007 developed the preference because of an alcohol-induced tremor in his hands, and published their findings in the British Medical Journal's annual tongue-in-cheek December edition. "Ideally, vodka martinis should be stirred, not shaken," Dr. Patrick Davies, a pediatric intensive care specialist at Nottingham University Hospitals, and his colleagues, wrote in the paper.

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Middle Schoolers Create Prize-Winning Allergy App

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_9773b86d3a.jpgHampstead Academy (NEW YORK) -- When 13-year-old Samantha Hinton is unsure of the ingredients in a snack, she just doesn’t eat it. That’s because Hinton is among the growing population of food allergy sufferers in the United States, and she fears a bite containing peanuts could kill her. “I know it’s deadly,” she told ABC News.  “And the side effects are just too scary.” But a team of eighth-graders at her New Hampshire school created a smartphone app that could make navigating the cafeteria a whole lot easier.

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