09:19 PM EDT 03/07/2014
Originally posted 02/26/2014 03:05PM
Michelle Duggar battled bulimia as a teen, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 02/25/2014 02:00PM
Parasitic insects: They're not just for tweens anymore.
Whereas teens of past eras have tried to emulate their elders, today's high schoolers are taking after their younger cohorts in one crucial arena: head lice, commonly thought of as an elementary-school affliction.
The blame, SFist reports, lies with the ubiquitous selfie. To fit their faces in the same frame, teens are pressing their heads together more than ever before, allowing the microscopic parasites to jump from scalp to scalp with impunity.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 02:15PM
One high school senior was handed his diploma early, thanks to his principal and the support of his entire high school.
Originally posted 02/23/2014 10:10PM
What started as one teacher's plan to help a student lose weight has turned into a school-wide healthy-living effort in Franklin, Ind.
After suffering the death of his father and a long hospital stay, 14-year-old Eric Ekis entered Franklin Community High School School standing 6'4" and weighing 510 pounds. His size made him a target for bullies and isolated him, socially and mentally, from his peers.
When teacher Don Wettrick approached Ekis about exercising together, the embarrassed teen turned him down. So Wettrick asked a second time, a few days later. Eric turned him down again. At the end of September, Wettrick approached Ekis a third time, but this time, he didn't come to Ekis with a mission. Instead, he just asked the boy if anything was wrong.
The answer: His grief had turned to depression. Ever since his father's death, he'd given up. He wanted help, but didn't know how to ask.
So Wettrick went to work. With the help of popular senior Kevin Stahl, who takes his independent study Innovations class, the teacher organized an effort to help Eric get healthy. They started simple, with a light walking regimen, and then threw in more intense activities like yoga and basketball.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:25PM
A busy Miami expressway came to a standstill Thursday afternoon, when a woman jumped out of her car holding a baby, screaming for help.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 08:00AM
Like many children, Claire Lankford, 5, of Dickinson, Texas, adores princesses. But few have experienced the surprise she got this week, when a princess parade in her honor brought hundreds of supporters out in royal proportion.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 06:30AM
Long before last Tuesday's announcement that he is battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the marrow, esteemed NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw broke the distressing news to friends in a rather upbeat way.
Originally posted 02/18/2014 11:15AM
David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows.
Originally posted 02/16/2014 12:10PM
Matthew Hogg takes home brewing to a whole new level: Thanks to an excess of yeast in his digestive system, the 34-year-old British man gets as drunk from bread and pasta as his friends do from pints of lager.
Hogg's disease is called auto-brewery syndrome, a rare disorder in which his intestines produce ethanol – pure alcohol – from carbohydrates, leaving him drunk at worst, and tired and hungover at best.
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