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Good day, bad day: January 26, 2012
A high school student saves a busload of kids, while research says iPads may inflict unwanted pain — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Just weeks after getting her driver's license, a high school student jumped into action when her school bus driver collapsed after suffering a heart attack.
Just weeks after getting her driver's license, a high school student jumped into action when her school bus driver collapsed after suffering a heart attack.
CC BY: Tom Chambers

GOOD DAY FOR:

Healthier Happy Meals?
McDonald's removes a processed-food ingredient called ammonia hydroxide from its burger patties following pressure from TV chef Jamie Oliver, who dubbed the substance "pink slime." [Opposing Views]

Vanity
A Florida woman survives being repeatedly stabbed in the chest after her new breast implants blocked the knife from piercing her heart. [Daily Mail]

Swift action
A 17-year-old high-school student saves a school bus full of kids by taking the wheel after the driver suffered a heart attack. [Newser]

BAD DAY FOR:

Beating the super-bug
Researchers discover a type of bacteria off the Antarctic coast that can resist nearly all antibiotics. [New Scientist]

Owning an iPad
A new study says using a tablet strains one's neck muscles far more than using a laptop or desktop computer does. [Los Angeles Times]

Escapist luxury
Reports spread that bed bugs have been discovered in New York City's Ritz-Carlton Hotel. A room in the elite hotel runs anywhere from $695 to $4,500 a night. [Huffington Post]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: January 25, 2012

 

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