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{FD} Michigan girl, 3, hailed hero for saving mom who suffered seizure

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A 3-year-old girl from Warren, Michigan has been praised for thinking after her mother suffered a seizure on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoking in the US is at an all-time low

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Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. Continue reading

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{FD} Family claims hospital gave them wrong baby to hold for 2 hours

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A West Virginia family claims they spent two hours cuddling and taking photos with the wrong baby after their son wound up in the wrong nursery cart. Continue reading

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{FD} Disney warns ‘Incredibles 2’ moviegoers about seizure risk after fan’s plea goes viral

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The Incredibles are back — and fans of the superhero family couldn’t wait to see what the five were up to after a 14-year hiatus. Continue reading

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{FD} ER doctor caught on video cursing out patient is suspended

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An emergency room doctor at a Northern California hospital has been suspended after she was caught on video allegedly ridiculing a patient after he collapsed from an apparent anxiety attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad battling brain cancer shows no sign of tumor regrowth after clinical trial

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A clinical trial currently underway at the Cleveland Clinic is showing promise in treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer that typically kills patients within 16 months. Continue reading

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{FD} US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

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Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination. Continue reading

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{FD} How a tick bite could harm your heart

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People with a rare red meat allergy may have a higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Veggie trays recalled after 78 sickened by parasite

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Florida-based Del Monte has issued a recall for three variations of its veggie tray products after 78 people fell ill with a parasite. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Random acts of kindness’ honor toddler who died before completing bucket list

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The parents of a 2-year-old girl who didn’t get a chance to complete her bucket list before she died of cancer this past February are hopeful that the online community who surrounded her during her eight-month battle will help her legacy live on throug… Continue reading

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{FD} Dad left paralyzed from fall minutes after leaving hospital

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A dad-of-three has been left paralyzed after he suffered a critical seizure and banged his head on the ground just minutes after he was discharged from the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors save teen who lived with organs outside body for 19 years

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A teenager who had lived with her vital organs outside her body for 19 years has been saved by doctors. Continue reading

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{FD} Compulsive video-game playing now qualifies as mental health condition

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The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

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The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. Continue reading

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{FD} Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

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Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness. Continue reading

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{FD} Why more men are delaying prostate cancer treatment

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A survey of veterans showed an increase in “watchful waiting” in prostate cancer treatment. This “wait and see” attitude is spreading. Continue reading

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{FD} California reinstates controversial right-to-die law

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California on Friday reinstated a controversial law allowing assisted-suicide, a move likely to deepen the divisions between advocates and opponents of the practice. Continue reading

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{FD} California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

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California health officials proposed a regulation change Friday that would declare coffee doesn’t present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan Home Depot employees build mailbox for autistic boy: ‘It was perfect’

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Home Depot employees in Michigan built a mailbox for a 7-year-old autistic boy. Continue reading

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{FD} Will you catch the flu? Answer could be in your blood

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During last winter’s severe flu season, you may have found yourself worrying about whether you’d catch the notorious virus. Continue reading

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{FD} Swimming pool chemicals create gas cloud, sending dozens to hospitals

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Dozens of people, including children as young as 6, were exposed to a dangerous mixture of pool chemicals Thursday in Northern California, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Brothers who ran $100M health fraud scam sentenced to prison

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Two New Jersey brothers who admitted bribing doctors in a $100 million health care scheme were sentenced to prison Wednesday. In many instances, their company wined and dined doctors at fancy restaurants, took some on private jet trips and even provide… Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors reveal rare condition that causes blind woman, 48, to only see moving objects

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Milena Canning has been blind for about one-third of her life. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon woman dies after contracting virus spread by rodent droppings

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A 67-year-old Oregon woman died on Wednesday after contracting a rare, incurable disease typically transmitted through rodent droppings. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years

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Two sister from Phenix City, Alabama gave birth on the same day, at the same hospital, around the same time last week for the second time in nearly a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana drinking water again

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A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been detected in a Louisiana neighborhood’s drinking water — the third time the terrifying discovery has been madein the same parish since 2015, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky sues Walgreens, claims it has role in opioid epidemic

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Kentucky’s attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor. Continue reading

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{FD} Hospital ICUs bring daylight to night shifts via telemedicine

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Hospital intensive care units (ICUs) treat patients around the clock. Continue reading

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{FD} What causes uncombable hair syndrome?

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Taylor McGowan, an 18-month-old from outside Chicago, is being called a mini Einstein because her hair—like the late physicist’s—is wild and sticks up from her head. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen with autism delivers moving graduation speech

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Sef Scott, a student at Plano Senior High School, gave a powerful graduation speech to his peers despite not speaking a lot. Continue reading

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{FD} Patients being tested for HIV after nurse reused syringes

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A Cherokee Nation hospital in Oklahoma is testing more than 180 patients for HIV and hepatitis after allegations that a nurse reused syringes to administer medications. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman claims she was given ****** implants without consent after undergoing double mastectomy

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A woman has sued a hospital trust after she woke from an operation to discover she had been given ****** implants – without her consent. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona student paralyzed by rare disorder while on vacation in Spain

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A University of Arizona student is slowly regaining control of her limbs after she woke up paralyzed while on vacation in Spain. Continue reading

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{FD} Idaho child recovering from plague

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An unidentified child in Idaho is recovering after receiving treatment for the plague. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Dr. Drop It Like It’s Hot’ weight loss clinic owner accused of faking medical license

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A Florida woman is facing six charges after investigators say she claimed to be a registered nurse and performed medical procedures despite never earning a medical degree. Continue reading

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{FD} Psychedelic drugs may change the structure of brain cells

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It’s no surprise that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ecstasy alter brain function, leading to the drugs’ “trippy” effects  and possible hallucinations. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born to mom who delayed cancer treatment fights for life after her heart stopped

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A new mom who delayed chemotherapy cancer treatment to protect her daughter has told of her heartbreak after the infant “died six times” and suffered brain damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom claims she found bed bugs in daughter’s hospital room

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An Arizona family is speaking out after claiming to find bed bugs in their daughter’s hospital room. Continue reading

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{FD} World Cup attendees urged to get measles vaccine: Signs and symptoms of the viral illness

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What is the norovirus? Continue reading

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{FD} Man reunited with baby he saved with CPR on side of highway

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A Colorado man who saved a 1-year-old boy struggling to breathe on the side of a busy highway is hesitant to accept the “hero” title, insisting at a reunion with the child’s family on Monday that he is just a Good Samaritan who was trying to help. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy facing terminal brain tumor made trooper for a day

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Kentucky troopers helped a 6-year-old boy forget about cancer for a day and made his ultimate dream come true when they welcomed him onto the force as one of their own. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Mets World Series champ needs a ‘miracle’ kidney

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After spending his entire career with the New York Mets, former first basemen Ed Kranepool is familiar with overcome odds and pulling off “miracle” wins. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia mom warns others after son, 5, contracts rare disease from tick bite

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One Georgia mother is warning others after her son contracted a rare disease after he was bitten by a tick. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida fire station welcomes 9 babies in 10 months

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A Florida fire station that welcomed nine babies to its firefighter family over the last 10 months arranged for a touching photoshoot featuring the infants and their proud parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Photo of boy, 6, comforting sister dying of rare brain cancer goes viral

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The father of a four-year-old girl who bravely fought n inoperable brain tumor posted his last picture of his six-year-old son comforting the girl in her final moments. Continue reading

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{FD} Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?

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Medical marijuana is still a controversial topic when it comes to doctors recommending it to their cancer patients. Some doctors like Dr. Nick Spirtos, an oncologist from Nevada is looking into whether medical marijuana could turn into an alternative f… Continue reading

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{FD} 5-year-old temporarily paralyzed after tick bite makes full recovery

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A Mississippi mother took to Facebook to share a photo of her 5-year-old daughter walking out of the hospital following a harrowing ordeal involving a tick bite. Continue reading

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{FD} Blood test could predict preterm labor 2 months before it happens

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Two newly developed blood tests may help moms-to-be accurately answer this ever-popular question: When is your baby due? Continue reading

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{FD} British mother pleads for return of son’s seized cannabis oil

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British mother who says her son needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous epileptic seizures is pleading with British officials to return the supply she recently obtained in Canada. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy who underwent ‘miracle’ facial surgery beats odds to celebrate first birthday

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A baby boy who became the first in the world to undergo a miracle face operation has celebrated his first birthday against the odds. Continue reading

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