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Beijing Issues Highest Smog Warning This Year

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trekandshoot/iStock/ThinkStock(BEIJING) — The highest smog warning this year has been issued in Beijing, China, reports the BBC. The alert is an “orange level” and is the second highest. The “orange level” requires factories to begin cutting production. Heavy-duty trucks are banned from the roads in the city and building sites will not be allowed to transport materials, says BBC News. ... Read More »

Dog Missing More Than a Year Found in Maryland Storm Drain

Thumbnail for 181492 — Cookie, a Wheaton Terrier missing in suburban Maryland since October 2014, was rescued Friday afternoon by animal service officers and Montgomery Country firefighters, according to spokesman Pete Piringer. The 30-pound dog, also known as Mai Thai, was originally rescued from Thailand after escaping the “illegal dog meat trade,” according to the Facebook page set up to find him. ... Read More »

Your Body: Talking to Your Kids About Synthetic Drugs

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Synthetic drugs are not only deadly but also easily accessible. The drugs began growing in popularity in 2013. Now, more than 300 synthetic designer drugs have hit the streets and under various names, like Spice, N-Bomb and K2. Parents who believe their kids may be under the influence should look for ... Read More »

West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed “plebes,” first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001. The ... Read More »

Your Body: What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

Photodisc/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorOvaries make cysts for a living, but when is a cyst suspicious for cancer? Ovarian cancer is called the “silent killer” because it can produce vague symptoms that often go ignored by either the doctor or the woman, delaying the diagnosis until it’s at an advanced stage. All women should be aware ... Read More »

Kidney Transplant Turns Acquaintances Into Brothers

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Courtesy Jason Henley(NEW YORK) — In September, Jason Henley, a UPS driver, made a life-saving delivery to Greg Hall, a man he barely knew. Hall, 31, had often signed for deliveries at a UPS store on Henley’s route in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 2014, when Henley noticed Hall’s absence at the store, he asked about it. He eventually learned that ... Read More »

Drug With Controversial 4,000% Price Hike Will Be Sold Half-Off to Hospitals, Company Says

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AlexRaths/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — The pharmaceutical company that came under fire for raising the price of the anti-parasite drug Daraprim says it will significantly lower the drug cost for hospitals, but not the overall list price. Daraprim, a drug by Turing Pharmaceuticals used to treat toxoplasmosis, had a list price of $750 per dose as of October 2015 — up from ... Read More »