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Norovirus-Like Illness Sickens at Least 125 Students, School Officials Say

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WTVD(RALEIGH, N.C.) — North Carolina school officials said they are investigating an outbreak of an unknown illness, possibly the norovirus, that left dozens of students and some staff members sick. At least 125 students were sent home from three schools in the Person County School District on Wednesday after reports of symptoms including a low-grade fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Local ... Read More »

More Parents Catching Early Signs of ADHD in Children, Study Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A growing number of young children are being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasingly parents are on the front lines of identifying early symptoms, according to a new study. A third of children with ADHD are diagnosed under the age of 6, and in the vast majority of ADHD diagnoses, family members are the first to ... Read More »

Your Body: How Much Fruit Should Be in Your Diet?

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Fruit. It’s the naturally sweet snack that, according to those well-known food pyramids, we need two to three servings of daily. But new information about fruit being loaded with sugar has some of us staying away. So how much fruit do you really need? While fruit contains sugar, it also contains ... Read More »

CVS Says Decision to Stop Tobacco Sales Has Helped Reduce Smoking

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Wolterk/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One year after the company stopped selling tobacco products in its stores, CVS Health says it has seen impressive results. The national pharmacy chain stopped tobacco sales in September 2014, and since that time, the 13 states in which CVS has a 15 percent or greater market share have seen a one percent decrease in cigarette ... Read More »

Dozens of North Carolina Students Sent Home Due to Mysterious Illness

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Getty Images(PERSON COUNTY, N.C.) — Dozens of students at a North Carolina school were sent home after they exhibited possible signs of a virus, according to the local school superintendent. At least 84 students at the Person High School in Person County were sent home after exhibiting “virus type symptoms,” according to a statement from Person County School Superintendent Danny ... Read More »

More Men With Breast Cancer Opting for Double Mastectomies

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Getty Images(PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan.) — Seven years after finding a lump in his chest, Bret Miller was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 24. Multiple doctors had brushed off his concerns through the years, telling him it was likely a calcium deposit. Then, after finally being told he had cancer, Miller, of Prairie Village, Kansas, was dismayed when ... Read More »

How Paula Deen’s Weight Loss Encouraged Her to Dance

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Larry Marano/Getty Images For SOBEWFF(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing With the Stars contestant said she “never” gave up butter. When asked by Good Morning America what she would do to sweeten up the judges for good scores, she said, “I dunno, bring ‘em butter!” “I probably will. I’ve ... Read More »

Your Body: Stop Holding onto Your Skinny Jeans

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor You know those skinny jeans in the back of your closet from your slimmer days? Are you still hoping and even struggling to fit into them? If so, let them go. Research shows that holding onto skinny clothes and hoping that you’ll fit into them one day is a common idea ... Read More »

Divorcing Couples Snap Happy Selfies to Announce Their Break-Ups

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the post-break-up phenomenon taking social by storm. Divorcees are now ditching their marriage and instead saying ‘I do’ to “divorce selfies.” The new trend is finding the silver lining in splitting up, turning a heartbreaking situation into a fun photo opp. “[It’s] A lighthearted way to announce your divorce in one shot and also let people ... Read More »