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Sexual Relationships Between Inmates and Prison Employees Fairly Common, Statistics Show

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allanswart/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After two New York inmates allegedly traded sex with a female prison employee for help in getting tools they used to break out, questions about relationships between inmates and prison employees were raised. Such relations are far from infrequent, federal statistics show. The U.S. Department of Justice‘s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report in January 2014 ... Read More »

Nearly Four in 10 American Youths Are Exposed to Violence, Study Says

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mactrunk/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly forty percent of American youths under the age of 17 have experienced a physical assault within the last year, a new study indicates. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics used data from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence to determine that 37.3 percent of those under 18 reported ... Read More »

California State Senate Passes Vaccination Mandate, Bill Heads to Governor’s Office for Signature

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luiscar/iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The California state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would institute one of the strictest vaccination mandates for school children in the nation. Dr. Richard Pan, a state Senator representing Sacramento, posted to his Twitter account on Monday saying that the bill had passed 24-14 and would now be sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s office for ... Read More »

New Obesity Prevention Guidelines Target Babies, Too

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending that the prevention of childhood obesity should start before the age of 2. In their updated recommendations, the nation’s top pediatricians’ group advises mothers to keep a healthy weight during pregnancy, avoid smoking even before pregnancy and to breastfeed. After birth, recommendations include transitioning children ... Read More »

Avril Lavigne: ‘I’m Doing a Lot Better’ After Lyme Disease Treatment

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Francois Durand/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Singer Avril Lavigne said she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease, which struck her last year while she was on tour. Her treatment regimen has included multiple antibiotics and ample rest. “I’m about halfway through my treatment,” the Canadian singer said in an interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer. “I’m doing a lot ... Read More »

Your Body: Is Mascara Harming Your Health?

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Listen up makeup mavens: Feeling beautiful is definitely important, but not at the expense of your well-being. Did you know that something like your mascara could be a hub for health hazards? While it might be one of the must-haves in your makeup kit, mascara might actually be a must-go when ... Read More »

Cops Bite Teeth-Pulling Phony Dentist

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iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Police in Dallas have yanked a phony dentist and an alleged female accomplice off the street, after one of Mario Sabillon-Mejia’s alleged “patients” tipped off the authorities. ABC News station WFAA-TV reports the bust came after Erika Martinez told authorities she was hospitalized for infections following a house call the suspects made to her home. She claimed she ... Read More »

Experts Offer Advice on Avoiding Shark Bites

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ELizabethHoffmann/iStock/ThinkStock(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — A string of shark bites off the coasts of the Carolinas recently have beach town officials across the country trying to figure out the best ways to prevent shark attacks. Sharks are looking for food, but they’re not looking to humans as a food source, according to Beth Firchau of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science ... Read More »

Teen’s Condition Improving After Shark Attack in North Carolina

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Voyagerix/iStock/Thinkstock(NORFOLK, Va.) — A teenage boy has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after he was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast Saturday, a hospital official said. The teen was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, after he was attacked Saturday afternoon near Waves in Dare County, part of the Outer Banks. The ... Read More »