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Dog Overcomes Severe Abuse to Help Autistic Children and the Homeless

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Courtesy Zach Skow(NEW YORK) — While his rescue may have been “typical”, Hooch is far from a run-of-the-mill dog. When Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue took the dog from a shelter three years ago, he weighed half of what he does now and was suffering from a bad case of pneumonia. His ears had been sheared off, leaving him with an …

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Zika Virus Guidelines Updated for Pregnant Women in Wake of New Findings

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus with 14 days of suspected exposure to the virus or if they exhibit viral symptoms, according to updated guidelines issued Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC previously advised testing pregnant women within one week of exposure to the virus or if they …

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Zika Virus Infection Risks Calculated for Pregnant Women, Olympic Attendees in New Studies

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just weeks before the Olympics are slated to start in the nation at the center of the Zika virus outbreak, researchers have found new evidence about who is likely to contract the disease. Two studies published Monday help shed light on the virus that the World Health Organization has called a “global health emergency.” Yale researchers modeled …

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Judge Gives Life to Friend and Fellow Judge With Kidney Donation

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Courtesy Derek Mosley(MILWAUKEE) — A Wisconsin judge is recovering after getting a kidney from an unlikely source: his best friend and fellow judge. Derek Mosley, 45, was diagnosed two years ago with renal failure. The municipal court judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin knew that the disease could be deadly. “Kidney disease runs in my family, my father passed away from it …

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Deaf Baby Bursts Into Giggles After Hearing His Mother for the First Time

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Taryn Blair(NEW YORK) — An adorable video captures an Australian baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time and bursting into giggles after he’s fitted with a pair of hearing aids. Jordan Blair was born with hearing loss and failed both of his hearing screenings at the hospital, his mother Taryn Blair told ABC News Monday. The family then …

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Mom Uses Hypnosis as a Parenting Tool

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hypnosis is a clinical technique typically used to treat conditions like anxiety and pain but some say it could also help as a parenting tool. “Hypnosis and parenting is a natural solution,” Lisa Machenberg, a hypnotherapist and mother of three, told ABC News. “You naturally influence your child anyway, let’s learn how to do it with …

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Officials Warn of Spontaneous Combustion Risk of Linseed Oil

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is a popular time for home improvement projects, but officials are warning of a danger that many people may not be aware of until it’s too late: spontaneous combustion of common household products used to finish furniture and decks. Oil-based wood stains and linseed oil can combust and burn even without any spark to initiate the …

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Your Body: Teaching Kids About Sun Safety

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor You can never be reminded too often about the dangers of sunburn, so some educators are trying to start early with kids. A new course called Sunbeatables is being added to some schools to teach children about sun safety. The program is part of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer …

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Facebook Helps Adopted Minnesota Woman Find Her Birth Mother

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Kate-Madonna Hindes(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — It wasn’t until Kate-Madonna Hindes’ second brush with cancer that made her finally finish the paperwork needed to find her birth mother. She was diagnosed with anal precancer after battling “multiple instances of cervical cancer in my life,” the St. Paul, Minnesota, woman told ABC News. Doctors had even told her she had tested positive …

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Alcohol Consumption Linked to 7 Types of Cancer, a Review of Research Finds

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consuming alcoholic beverages, even in low quantities, increases the risk for seven types of cancer, according to a new review of research conducted by Professor Jennie Connor of the University of Otago in New Zealand. The review, published in the journal Addiction, supports an association between alcohol consumption and cancers located in the oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, …

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