The diminutive woman 43-year-old, who stands at 5 feet and weights only 105 pounds - devoured 4.86 pounds of chicken, besting favored pro-eater Joey Chestnut. Chestnut, who stands 6'2" and weighs in at 230 pounds, came in second after eating 169 chicken wings, or 4.55 pounds of chicken.Continue »
(CBS) With Hurricane Earl downgraded to a category 1 storm, but still barreling down on the East Coast, people are clambering for updates.
On Friday morning, the storm delivered only a glancing blow to North Carolina's Outer Banks and began to make it's way north, staying farther off-shore than originally feared.Continue »
(CBS) Is opposition to medical marijuana going up in smoke?
No one seemed out of joint earlier this week when a California TV station broadcast what is believed to be the first-ever paid spot for medical weed. Or were they just keeping a lid on their feelings?Continue »
(CBS) Times are tough all over, but one Russian government official thinks he has the perfect medicine to cure his country's economic ills - more smoking and drinking.
"If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems such as boosting demographics, developing other social services and upholding birth rates," Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin said, according to the Interfax news agency.Continue »
(CBS) If you grew up in the era of Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No," you are likely familiar with the idea that marijuana is a "gateway drug," and that smoking it leads young people to use "hard" drugs like cocaine and heroin.
Now, a new study says that message is half-baked.Continue »
(CBS) Money really can buy happiness, but only about $75,000 worth, if you believe the results of a new study.
It found that the happiest Americans are those with an annual household income of $75,000 or more. Eighty-two percent of people at that income level reported being somewhat or very happy.Continue »
(CBS) "Army Strong" may be the recruiting slogan, but these days the U.S. Army seems less focused on new recruits' strength than on their excess weight.
In fact, the Army has just rejiggered its basic physical training program, making allowances for recruits who are fat and out of shape when they show up for basic training.Continue »
(CBS) Pregnant Christina Applegate, 38, told late-night TV host George Lopez that she scarfed down red velvet cupcakes and fried cheese soon before going on air last week.
Applegate, most famous for her role as the pretty-but-ditzy working-class daughter in the long-running sitcom "Married With Children," appeared healthy and vibrant, but doctors warn that pregnant women shouldn't follow her lead.Continue »
(CBS) Can MTV make getting tested for STDs as cool as cool as Kanye West?
It's an open question, but the network is teaming up with social media company Foursquare to entice young people to earn digital badges for going to a health clinic to get tested.Continue »
(CBS/AP) The government has another bailout on the books... this time it's a plan to help older smokers kick the habit.
Medicare is finally catching up with most private insurers by providing counseling for anyone on the program who is trying to quit smoking.
Experts say it's never too late, even for lifelong smokers.Continue »
(CBS) Bedbugs are back and badder than ever.
Although the nasty bloodsucking pests were largely eradicated through the use of DDT in the 1940's - they are beginning to rear their ugly heads again and are infesting people's workplaces, hotels and homes.
From sightings in fancy five-star hotels to movie theatres to clothing stores - seemingly no place is safe.Continue »
(CBS) Can you handle the truth - about the calorie content of the restaurant meals you eat?
You're about to find out, thanks to new FDA guidelines that call for restaurants to post nutritional information about menu items in a "clear and conspicuous manner."