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  • A Mother's Day to Remember: Winner Gets Portrait By Anne Geddes

    By Teri Whitcraft and Carrie Halperin

    For Allison Dearstyne of Dunkirk, Md., her first Mother's Day as a mom may be the best ever.

    Last November, when she was nine months pregnant, she and her husband Richard entered a photo in the Million Moms Challenge "Imagine Me & You" contest. The black and white photo, titled "May You Stay Forever Young," was one of 450 images submitted by moms-to-be across the country, all of whom wrote a message of five words or less on their bellies. The goal: to raise awareness about the challenges facing moms and babies around the world.

    "The Bob Dylan lyric 'May You Stay Forever Young' was a clJassic song from my childhood," Allison said. "And I think that all moms and babies around the world - even those who are less privileged - should have a chance at life…a chance to stay forever young."

    Clara Noel was born on Dec. 5, 2012, and the Dearsytnes became preoccupied with caring for their beautiful little girl. Then eight weeks later, they got a

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  • 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Porsha Williams Charged With Battery

    Looks like there's more to the scuffle between "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore.

    Williams, who posed for the mug shot above, was charged with simple battery after a reported altercation between her and Moore during the taping of the show's reunion episode.

    Williams, 31, the ex-wife of former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, was booked and released at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta Wednesday, her rep told E! News. She left on a $2,000 bond, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Did 'Real Housewives' Stars Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams Get Into a Brawl?

    "She is charged with one misdemeanor count of simple battery stemming from an incident that occurred during the taping of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' reunion episode," Williams' rep told E! "Although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams is fully cooperating with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name."

    It's unclear who made the formal allegation.

    A rep for

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  • ABC News' Natasha Singh reports:

    Months before former "Dancing with the Stars" co-host and ET correspondent Samantha Harris received a diagnosis of breast cancer, the TV personality had a mammogram and got an "all clear" from her doctor.

    The mother-of-two said it was a "gut feeling" that the lump in her breast was something more that led her on a months-long journey of tests and doctors.

    Read: Former 'DWTS' Co-Host Samantha Harris to Have Double Mastectomy

    "It took me four months to go, 'This doesn't sit right with me,'" Harris, 40, told ABC News' Amy Robach. "Four months later, when I went to see my specialist, I had a needle biopsy, after two ultrasounds, and I had an MRI right before we scheduled a lumpectomy."

    "Even the pathology they do in the operating room said no cancer, so I came out and my husband, right next to me, said, 'Babe, you're all clear,'" Harris said. "I didn't even take him to the follow up because I thought I didn't have cancer."

    How Former 'DWTS' Co-Host Samantha

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  • First Look at Thandie Newton's Baby Boy

    Third-time mom Thandie Newton appears blissful in a recent photo she posted with her new baby boy.

    It's the first glimpse of Newton's latest addition, Booker Jombe Parker. She shared the snap Tuesday on Twitter, along with the words, " Happy holidays."

    The 41-year-old actress and and her writer-director husband Ol Parker welcomed their son March 3.

    Thandie Newton Pregnant with Third Child

    "Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday," Newton tweeted soon after his birth.

    Later she added more details on her home delivery. " My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint - and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives. Keep independent midwifery alive!"

    Is Hollywood Whitewashing Ethnic Roles?

    The "Crash" actress announced her pregnancy in September.

    She and Parker, who have been married 15 years, are also parents to daughters, Ripley, 12, and Nico, 8.

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  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's otherwise picture-perfect tour Down Under was marred today by two men who were detained for allegedly acting aggressively as the royals paid a visit to the Blue Mountains in Australia.


    READ MORE: Prince William and Kate Bring Prince George to Australia

    The two men, ages 21 and 37, were stopped and searched by police after they allegedly harassing fellow royal-gawkers in the village of Winmalee as they awaited William and Kate's arrival, according to Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

    The men were later released and not charged but moved from the area where William and Kate's motorcade was set to arrive, the Daily Telegraph reports.

    PHOTOS: All the Best Photos of William, Kate and George Down Under

    William, 31, and Kate, 32, arrived to the Blue Mountains range by helicopter today, which is day two of their visit to Australia. The range, west of Sydney, is one of the country's most scenic sites and was nearly destroyed by bushfires a few

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  • ABC News' Dr. Justin Larkin reports: As if pregnant women didn't have enough to worry about.

    New research suggests women who gain more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy give birth to kids with an increased risk of childhood obesity.

    Researchers found that normal-weight women who gained more weight than recommended had children who were 80 percent more likely to become obese. On the other side, normal-weight women who fell short of the recommended weight-gain guidelines were 63 percent more likely to have had a child who will eventually become overweight or obese, according to the study published Monday in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    Call it the "Goldilocks effect" in pregnancy weight gain. And while research is uncovering numerous factors that can influence the risk of childhood obesity, the results of this new study suggest that weight gain during pregnancy is an important factor.

    Indeed, while only 14 percent of children born to women

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  • By Alok Patel, MD

    It may be that domestic arguments are an unavoidable part of matrimony. For some couples, however, the answer lies not with a marriage counselor, but with a visit to the kitchen.

    Hunger could be the sinister culprit behind your argument, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Researchers in The Ohio State University's department of communications and psychology followed 107 couples, married for an average of 12 years, and found a link between levels of blood sugar and feelings of aggression against a spouse.

    "We know there is a link between self-control and blood sugar levels," said study author Dr. Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University. "The lower your blood sugar, the lower your ability to control your aggression.

    "This is the first time we have tested this theory outside of a controlled environment. Married couples represent as a perfect real-world extension."


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  • No Shots, No School Amid Ohio Mumps Outbreak

    Unvaccinated kids could spend 25 days at home if someone at their school develops mumps - a contagious disease making the rounds in Columbus, Ohio.

    At least 224 people in Franklin and Delaware counties have contracted the virus, which causes fever, aches and swollen glands.

    The outbreak emerged at Ohio State University in January, but has since spread off-campus.

    "Clearly we're seeing a very large number of cases of mumps associated with what was first an outbreak at Ohio State and now is now a community outbreak," said Jose Rodriguez, a spokesman for Columbus Public Health. "We continue to be concerned about those who are unprotected; those who do not have their two doses of MMR."

    The MMR vaccine guards against measles, mumps and rubella. A single dose, administered around a child's first birthday, immunizes 95 percent of kids who get it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And a second dose, given before the child starts school, covers virtually

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  • Weird Digital Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

    By combining Microsoft Kinect's motion-capture camera with medical imaging tests, French researchers have created a "digital mirror" that appears to peel back the skin of users and expose their organs.

    Scientists from the University of Paris-South collected high-resolution images from the Pet scans, X-Rays and MRI scans of volunteers. Using the Kinect camera to track the movement of two dozen joints, they were able to translate the medical images into life-like animations and then project them onto the mirror-like screen. When users stepped in front of the mirror, they were treated to what looked like the insides of their bodies moving in real time.

    Related: Are Electronic Gadgets Making Kids Nearsighted?

    Not surprisingly, users had a mixed reaction to the inside out reflections. In one experiment, the researchers left 30 people alone with the mirror for several minutes. Women seemed especially creeped out by the experience, with some gasping and covering their chests to

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  • Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

    A Nebraska elementary school has apologized for passing out a flier containing nine questionable rules for dealing with bullies.

    Rule No. 7 is "Do not tell on bullies."

    Josh Mehlin, a parent who has children in the Lincoln Public School District, told that the letter did not go home to all Zeman Elementary School students - only some fifth-graders - but it quickly spread as flabbergasted parents started sending it to each other.

    "I was horrified," Mehlin said. "I called the school and said, 'Is this for real or is this kind of an Internet thing?' They said, 'This is for real. We sent this out.'"

    When he called the district office, however. administrators said they'd never heard of it. So believes it may have originated with just one educator, Mehlin said.

    The district has since issued an apology, explaining in a public statement on its Facebook page that the flier contained "inaccurate information."

    "The flier was sent home with good intentions, unfortunately, it contained

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