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Iowa fire department welcomes six babies in seven months

Brissey Photography(MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa) — There must be something in the water at one Iowa fire station. Six volunteer fire fighters at the Mediapolis Fire Department welcomed six children in the last seven months. “We didn’t have a plan to do this,” Captain Troy Garrison, who welcomed a daughter named Emma four months ago, with his wife Dina, told ABC News. …

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Cancer Research UK has launched major pancreatic cancer study

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — In an effort to improve survival rates of patients, the cancer research charity Cancer Research UK has launched a major study to find efficient and effective treatment for individual tumors according to a BBC News report. The study is called the PRECISION-Panc project. Researchers at Glasgow University in Scotland will receive over $12 million in funding, BBC reports. …

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Rise of ‘membership medicine’ plans against health insurance

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What if your health coverage was more like a gym membership? Shellee Enfinger and her husband support their family of five by paying $250 per month for health coverage. She said with direct primary care or “membership medicine” she can text her doctors, who are available 24-7. Enfinger said she was paying as much as her mortgage …

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Boy’s giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

UCLA Health(LOS ANGELES) — For years, Justin Cho’s family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened. “Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very short lived, anywhere between 2 to 5 seconds,” Justin’s father, Robert Cho, said on the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital website. However, …

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Julianne Hough wants to start ‘open conversations’ about endomitriosis

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People, she talked about her diagnosis. “When I was 15, I had symptoms of endometriosis, but I had never heard of it, didn’t know what it was,” she said. “I thought …

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Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it. “This latest study reinforces what we have known for decades,” ABC’s Chief Women’s Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said on Good Morning …

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High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

School District of La Crosse(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch in their school’s cafeteria. Ian Brown from La Crosse, Wisconsin, quickly jumped into action when his schoolmate, Will Olson, began choking …

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White working class increasingly hit with ‘deaths of despair,’ report finds

Photos.com/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives. A new report published in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity focuses on looking at this trend of rising mortality and …

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Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More women who were diagnosed with cancer as teens or young adults are surviving — and many are having children of their own. But their path isn’t always easy. A new study published on Thursday in JAMA Oncology finds women who survived cancer between 15 and 39 years old may have an increased risk of complications with …

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