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Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) — Federal investigators have yet to determine the source of the ongoing E.coli outbreak that has so far left 172 people sick after eating romaine lettuce, but they have one glimmer of hope: lettuce wilts. The fact that lettuce is perishable means that while investigators with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) haven’t yet figured out what …

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Experimental vaccine approved for use against Ebola virus in Congo

iStock/Thinkstock(BRAZZAVILLE, Congo) — As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back. At least 19 deaths have been tied to the current outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province. There were 39 confirmed and suspected cases identified between …

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US Surgeon General helps sick passenger on flight

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A Delta flight crew waiting to take off Wednesday was hoping to have a doctor on board who could help with a medical emergency. It turned out there was: the U.S. Surgeon General himself. Dr. Jerome Adams said on Twitter following the incident: “On my @Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if …

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Ohio teacher to donate kidney to 10-year-old girl

Courtesy Alana Brown(REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio) — A 10-year-old girl in Ohio is receiving the gift of life from a fourth-grade teacher at her school. Alana Brown said she and her daughter, Eva, are beyond grateful to Tanya Thomas, a teacher at Slate Ridge Elementary School who stepped up and offered to donate a kidney to the little girl. “I simply wanted …

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Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Girls’ Lounge(NEW YORK) — One way that Kim Kardashian West earns money is by promoting products on Instagram, but this time, some say she’s gone too far. The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a sponsored advertisement for appetite suppressant lollipops on Wednesday after facing criticism from …

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Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have permanent effects and the risk of having another stroke is high, especially in the first few months afterwards. But there may be a way to help reduce that risk further, by adding a clot-prevention drug called clopidogrel to the usual regimen of aspirin. A new study of …

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What parents and educators should know about the 2nd season of ’13 Reasons Why’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When “13 Reasons Why” premiered last year on Netflix, the series quickly drew controversy for its storyline centering on a high school student who commits suicide. Schools sent warning letters to parents, and suicide prevention and mental health advocacy groups stepped up with resources in response to the high demand. The second season of the show starts …

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Beloved teacher who suffered stroke in classroom credits students for saving his life

Jack Candini(MILFORD, Mass.) — He may have been scared in the moment, but Milford High School senior William Pointer said it didn’t stop him from jumping into action when he noticed his teacher needed medical help. “I was terrified,” said Pointer, 18, of Massachusetts, who has known educator Dennis “Jack” Candini since freshman year. “But I didn’t second-guess myself. I …

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Should we be concerned with second-hand pot smoke, especially around children?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Is there such a thing as second-hand pot smoke? We know second-hand tobacco smoke is bad — so bad that multiple public health interventions have led to decreased cigarette use overall. As cannabis use becomes more popular — and legal in more states — should we now be concerned with second-hand pot smoke, especially around children? Researchers …

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Man whose blood saved over 2.4 million babies donates for the last time

iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — An Australian man credited with saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies with his blood made his final donation Friday, according to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. James Harrison, nicknamed “the man with the golden arm,” has a rare antibody in his blood that is used to make a lifesaving medication called anti-D, given to mothers …

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