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Maria Menounos shares video taken 24 hours after brain surgery: ‘I was seeing double’

Jamie McCarthy/Gett Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation For Cancer Research(NEW YORK) — Maria Menounos celebrated the six-month mark since she underwent brain surgery to remove a benign tumor by sharing a video taken just 24 hours after her operation. The former E! News co-host, who stepped down to focus on her recovery, posted a video Friday of her friend feeding …

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Crossing guard warms hearts giving coats to schoolchildren in need

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.)– One North Carolina woman’s good deed is warming more than just hearts this holiday season. Minnie Galloway, a well-known crossing guard at Trask Middle School in Wilmington, North Carolina, for 19 years, is being hailed an inspiration for her giving spirit that has quickly gone viral. In addition to her always-friendly demeanor and ensuring the safety of students, …

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Couple loses 400 pounds in inspirational weight loss journey

iStock/Thinkstock(HAUTE, Ind.) — Lexi and Danny Reed of Terre Haute, Indiana, have lost a collective 400 pounds together in two years. “Doing this as a couple has helped us in so many ways,” Lexi Reed, 27, told ABC News. “On days when we were unmotivated, we pushed each other to go to the gym. We also started meal-prepping together, setting …

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Flu season off to an early start, CDC report warns

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –Flu season is officially off to an early start this year, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service. The team of public health experts analyzed national data on flu trends and warned in a report published today that “several influenza activity indicators were higher than is typically seen for this …

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Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 60 years over child porn charges

ABCNews.com(LANSING, Mich.) — Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges in July. Investigators said he possessed more than 37,000 videos and images of child pornography. Michelle Benham, chief deputy clerk of U.S. District County Western District of Michigan, confirmed the sentence to …

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Microwaving eggs could have explosive results

Eising/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s no yolk, microwaving boiled eggs is a bad idea. In fact, they may explode -– and superheated water may be the culprit, said researchers authoring a new report under an unusual set of circumstances. Anthony Nash, in a presentation Wednesday at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in New Orleans, offered a possible explanation of …

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Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says

Sebastien_B/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women using hormonal birth control methods — from the pill, to the ring and implants — appeared to have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 1.8 million women over the course …

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Mom vilified for self-care post responds to backlash

(Kristen Hewitt) Kristen Hewitt with her husband and two daughters. (NEW YORK) — A Florida mom became the victim of a mom-blog frenzy this week after she posted on her Facebook page about a decision she made to skip her daughter’s school assembly. It was, Kristen Hewitt told ABC News, the first time she had ever missed one of her …

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New superfood, at-home workouts among hottest wellness trends to watch in 2018

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you kick off 2018 by drinking a smoothie made with moringa and nondairy yogurt after working out at home, you will be right on trend. Those three items – at-home workouts, moringa and alternative yogurts – are three of the buzziest health and wellness trends to watch in the New Year, according to website Well+Good. Alexia …

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