Accidental Poisoning in Assisted Living Highlights Loose Regulations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_a4af309126.jpgCreatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- George McAfee, a former running back for the Chicago Bears who developed dementia in his twilight years, died an excruciating and humiliating death in 2009 while in the care of an Atlanta assisted-living facility. The pro football Hall of Famer wandered unsupervised into a cleaning room and drank from a bottle of industrial-strength detergent.

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Gisele Bündchen Stokes Mommy Blogs with Baby’s Pierced Ears

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_7ef58fb409.jpgAntonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- While on vacation in Costa Rica, supermodel mom Gisele Bündchen tweeted a photo of her adorable nearly 8-month-old daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, accessorized in a necklace and, to the surprise of many, tiny gold studded earrings.

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‘Camp Gyno’ Commercial Puts New Delivery Service in Spotlight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_1617331394.jpgABC News(NEW YORK) -- An idea that was born over, “a bunch of Thai food and a couple bottles of wine,” said HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom, has turned into the funniest commercial about periods ever to hit the menstrual market. HelloFlo, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., sends monthly care packages of tampons, panty liners and even sweet treats exactly when a woman needs them most, and has now come up a new commercial, called “Camp Gyno.”

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Stomach Bug Outbreak Linked to Salad Mix

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_dbc90c7150.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Health officials are eyeing salad mix in a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora, a stomach-sickening parasite contracted through contaminated food. The Nebraska Department of Health announced Tuesday that a prepackaged salad mix was the source of the stomach bug that has sickened 78 Nebraskans since mid-June.

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Breastfed Babies Are Smarter, Study Finds

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_5e4e4c5ae7.jpgGeorge Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Babies who are breastfed score better on intelligence tests down the road, according to a new study that suggests support for new moms could boost the brainpower of the next generation. The study of more than 1,300 moms and their babies, who were breastfed for periods ranging from less than a month to more than a year, found that each month of breastfeeding bolstered a 0.3-point increase in intelligence by age 3 and 0.5-point increase by age 7.

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