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Diet of lamb and Cheerios leads to boy's vision loss

One boy's vision problems and odd changes to his eyes turned out to be caused by a highly restrictive diet, according to a new report of the boy's case from Canada.The 11-year-old boy's parents took him to the hospital after 8 months of progressively worsening vision, according to the case report, published Oct. 2 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.When doctors examined the boy, they found his vision was severely impaired: He could see hand motions only when they were within 12 inches (30...

Thanksgiving Decorating, Tablescape and Centerpiece Tips and Ideas

Want an elegant table come Thanksgiving day? Remember these tips. We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.Fresh LinensSend all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big...

Drinking This Many Glasses of Water a Day Burns 490 Calories Every Week

© Undrey/Shutterstock It’s no secret that gulping down plenty of water can boost your energy, clear your complexion, and help you resist the urge to snack. (And those aren’t the only benefits of hydration!) But for those worried about packing on the pounds, it could also do wonders for your waistline.Drinking ice-cold water helps you burn more calories throughout the day, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers randomly assigned...