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New ‘zombie’ gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. It’s a phenomenon that has baffled scientists since the 1970s. After all, at their size, they should have a much higher rate of the disease. The larger a living …

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Suicide risk nearly double for traumatic brain injury sufferers: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who have been identified as having suffered a traumatic brain injury have almost double the risk of suicide than people without the condition, a new study by researchers in Denmark has found. The study, published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, examined 34,529 deaths by suicide over 35 years from a Danish national registry and people …

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Hilarious photo shoot celebrates parents’ empty nest

Laura Eskridge(SPRINGBORO, Ohio) — Some parents despair at the thought of their kids leaving home. But not Vicky and Jeff Piper. The Springboro, Ohio, couple was so looking forward to their youngest child leaving for college, they celebrated with a photo shoot. It was her husband’s idea, Vicky Piper told “Good Morning America.” “We had just dropped our son at …

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Black boys more fearful in whiter neighborhoods, study finds

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ANNA CHACON (NEW YORK) — Young black men expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting when in areas that have more white people than they typically encounter, a study has found. Researchers from the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University gave 506 black boys aged 11 to 17 smartphones to track their locations every 30 seconds …

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Body positive model Iskra Lawrence says: ‘You are good enough’

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Iskra Lawrence is a 27-year-old body positive model and activist on a mission to change the world. You may recognize Lawrence from her many lingerie campaigns with Aerie, American Eagle Outfitter’s intimate apparel brand, or from social media, where she has amassed a following of millions preaching about self-love and body acceptance. Once you notice …

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Celery juice is the latest wellness trend: Is it one you should follow?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Supermodel Miranda Kerr says she drinks it every morning and actress Busy Philipps has talked about it with her 1.1 million Instagram followers. Speaking of Instagram, you’ve probably seen it all over your feed. It is celery juice, the latest wellness trend gaining buzz on social media and with celebrities and health gurus. “When juicing came back …

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Positive thinking can be healthy, but reality checks are important: Study

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW YORK) — Thinking positively is often good for brain health — but a new study shows it’s important to proceed with caution. Positive thoughts seem to increase connections between regions of the brain in favorable ways. But the study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, showed that optimism can also come with risks. “We were …

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Study: Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens language regions of brain

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ and DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW YORK) — Adults who hold back-and-forth conversations with young children rather than just talking to them may be helping to strengthen connections between the language regions of the children’s brains, new research shows. The new study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience found that dialogue with adults may lead to …

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Baby boy dies after he’s left for hours in hot car in Domino’s Pizza parking lot

ABC News(EMPORIA, Va.) — A 6-month-old boy died after being left for hours in a hot car in a parking lot outside a Domino’s restaurant in Virginia, police said. The baby’s mother, an employee at the Domino’s in Emporia, Virginia, had dropped off one or two other children at a day care Friday before driving to work, Emporia Police Chief …

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FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time ever has green-lighted a birth control app to be marketed as a method of contraception. The app, Natural Cycles, calculates when a woman is most likely to be fertile using their daily body temperature data and their menstrual cycle information. The app then tells users what days …

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