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Man gets tattoo replica of 9-year-old son’s burn scars

Joel Thomas(FESTUS, Mo.) — A Missouri dad has received a special tattoo to help his 9-year-old son cope with year-old burn scars. In 2016, Landon Thomas accidentally fell into a bonfire at home and badly burned his right leg and foot, his father, Joel Thomas, told ABC News. “At first, he had to wear compression socks to help him heal …

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The heartwarming reason why parents took newborn photos with 21-year-old son

Chaotic Perfection Photography (LOS ANGELES) — One newborn photographer never got a chance to give her own child the posed photos that new moms and dads love. So she decided that despite 21 years passing, she’d finally take “newborn” photos of her first son. Rebecca Hayes told ABC News that she got the idea to take the silly photos of …

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Contaminated eggs found in more than 15 countries

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Fifteen countries in the European Union, along with Switzerland and Hong Kong, have received eggs tainted with an insecticide, according to the European Commission. The insecticide, fipronil, has been found in contaminated eggs from the Netherlands. Fipronil is used to kill lice and ticks on animals. It was banned by the EU in the food industry and has …

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Five deaths reported after using balloon systems to treat obesity, FDA says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least five people have died from 2016 to present day after using gastric balloon systems to treat obesity, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “All five reports indicate that patient deaths occurred within a month or less of balloon placement,” the FDA said in a statement, adding officials do not know if it was the …

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Fleas are testing positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Officials in two Arizona counties are warning the public after fleas in the region tested positive for the plague, the infamous infectious disease that killed millions during the Middle Ages. Navajo County Public Health officials confirmed on Friday that fleas in the area have tested positive for the rare disease. The public health warning follows a similar notice …

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‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Having a balanced diet

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Dieting can be a frustrating experience, at times leading to feelings of guilt or tempting cravings. In the seventh episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for Summer” series, we spoke with Shawn Stevenson, a nutritionist, author and host of the podcast “The Model Health Show,” who shared advice on how to have a balanced diet without necessarily …

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Little girl sobs with joy after discovering her mom is pregnant

ABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — One big sister broke down with tears of joy at the news that her mom was pregnant with another child. Alicia Capello waited until her daughter, Alexis, 13, was home from a two-week vacation visiting family in Georgia before spilling the beans to her and the family’s 4-year-old son Nicholas. “I had found out around five weeks and …

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Parents empowered by ‘Wait Until 8th’ keeping kids smartphone-free longer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Erica and Constantine Chigounis’ daughter, Sophia, is in ninth grade and just turned 14. For her birthday, she was given a phone. And while it might seem that 14 is a perfectly reasonable age for children to get their first cellphone, it’s no longer the norm. In fact, until Sophia received her birthday gift, she was the …

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New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study found that women who undergo a cesarean section may have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy later in life. Women who have undergone one cesarean delivery had a 31.1 percent increased risk of re-operation after a hysterectomy later in life, when compared with women having only vaginal deliveries, according to the …

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