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Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

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Tomwang112/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits. In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the country faced possible record-breaking temperatures and high humidity that will ... Read More »

Study: Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Proves to Be 100% Effective

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iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — Researchers may have found a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus A new study conducted on Ebola-affected communities in the African country of Guinea has proved to be 100 percent effective in stopping the spread of the virus. Doctors used what they call a “ring vaccination” strategy, vaccinating the friends, family, neighbors and coworkers of almost 100 Ebola ... Read More »

‘Skinny’ the Fat Cat Reveals 22-Pound Weight Loss

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Skinny, as he is now appropriately called, was found abandoned in a Dallas suburb back in 2012. The cat weighed a whopping 41-pounds and had a hard time walking more than five steps. But all that changed when he was adopted by veterinarian Dr. Brittney Barton, of HEAL Veterinary Hospital, in 2013. Barton started Skinny on ... Read More »

Is Social Media Making Teens Sad?

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Generation Z is notorious for being glued to their phones and spending countless hours on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. And, according to a new study, all that time spent on social media may be making them unhappy. Research conducted by the Ottawa Public Health agency, and published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and ... Read More »

Your Body: Are You Caring for Your Lips the Way You Should?

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor You use them every day for some of the most important things you do, and if you’re not careful, they might be silently suffering. We’re talking lips, ladies, and things you should be doing to look out for their well-being. If your lips are dry, that’s a sign that you’re not ... Read More »

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

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BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has infected at least 46 in New York City and health officials said the bacteria has already been found in cooling units on top of at least two buildings. Two patients with Legionnaire’s disease died during the outbreak, but officials stressed that the two patients, a man and woman ... Read More »

NIH Says Study Showed Electrical Stimulation Could Allow Paralyzed Patients to Move Legs

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers(NEW YORK) — The National Institutes of Health reported successful use of non-invasive electrical stimulation treatment for paralysis on Thursday, citing the ability of five paralyzed patients to move their legs. The study involved use of electrical stimulation to the spinal cord for five men with complete motor paralysis. The number of patients who have achieved mobility ... Read More »

How MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey Got Over Her Body Issues

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Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ronda Rousey recently posed in Sports Illustrated for its swimsuit issue. Instead of dropping weight like most do before stripping down and putting on a bikini, the champion MMA fighter decided to pack on a few pounds. “I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating the ... Read More »