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New antibody targets 99 percent of HIV strains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers have developed an antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains. The “tri-specific” antibody is a combination of three antibodies, which allows it to attack three parts of the virus. As part of the study published in Science, 24 monkeys were injected with HIV. None developed the virus after being given the “tri-specific” antibody. Human trials …

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Nikki Reed’s birth control drama: Experts weigh in on how to discuss family planning

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Critics took aim at Nikki Reed’s husband, Ian Somerhalder, this week after the actor admitted in an interview to throwing out the actress’ birth control pills. Somerhalder, 38, recounted the ordeal, which took place when the couple was vacationing in Barcelona last year. “Unbeknownst to poor Nikki, she didn’t realize I was going to go …

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Facebook group members accuse paralyzed hiker of lying about completing Pacific Crest Trail

ABC News (ANZA, Calif.) — Earlier this week, her story was featured on various news outlets, including ABC News’ “World News Tonight,” sparking interest within the Facebook group Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2017. Some members of the group raised questions among themselves, asking whether hikers who’d been on the trail during the same time period as Kozel remembered seeing …

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‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Alternatives to processed sugar

tyncho/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Avoiding refined sugar may be a challenge for most Americans, but Byron Paidoussi and Whitney Cole, the owners of Fitness and Fuel LA, regularly look for alternatives. In the tenth and final episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for Summer” series, we asked them for some tips. “We try to avoid processed sugar as much as we …

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Girl Scout honored for saving mom from overturned car

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana(NEW YORK) — Last April Melina Lakey was riding home from a movie with her parents when their SUV clipped a drainage ditch and rolled over six times, landing on its roof. The 9-year-old was pulled to safety by her dad, Jeff Lakey, who was driving. When Melina saw that her mom, Ashley McCollum-Lakey, was stuck …

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Dad pushes empty stroller through marathon to honor stillborn son

ABC News(QUEENSLAND, Australia) — As if running a marathon weren’t enough of a feat, one dad pushed a stroller the entire way. For Troy Austin, an Australian man who is an Ironman competitor and triathlete as well as a marathon runner, the exertion of pushing the stroller wasn’t so much physical as emotional. Because the stroller he pushed was empty. …

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Tom Brady’s claim that hydration prevents sunburns raises eyebrows

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady’s claim that staying ultra-hydrated helps protect him from the sun’s rays is raising eyebrows on social media. “When I was growing up, and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot. I was a fair-skinned Irish boy, after all. These days, even if I get an adequate amount of sun, I …

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Girl collects more than 2,300 pairs of silly socks for fellow patients in hospital

vitapix/iStock/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A 12-year-old girl has collected thousands of pairs of silly socks for her friends staying in the hospital where she receives chemotherapy. Emma Becker has been a patient for 4 years at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford for neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes tumors in her optic nerves and brain. To cheer up her …

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Cheat days may actually help dieters lose weight, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taking cheat days, or breaks, while dieting may actually help aid weight loss, according to a new study from Australian researchers. The small study looked at two groups of obese men who participated in a four-month diet requiring them to restrict calorie intake by one-third. What to know about the ketogenic diet One group of dieters maintained …

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