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Poor sleep is linked to higher death risk in those with heart issues

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Diseases of the blood vessels supplying the heart and brain tissues are leading causes of death among Americans. And while researchers have known that things like metabolic syndrome — high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides, high body mass index and high blood sugar — and poor sleep increase the risk of these diseases, the true impact …

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Mom surprised with honorary degree after helping quadriplegic son complete his MBA

Courtesy Judy O’Connor(NEW YORK) — A mother who attended every class with her quadriplegic son so he could pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) was surprised with her own honorary degree at her son’s graduation. “I was just blown away,” Judy O’Connor said of the honor. “I’d been in the trenches with his fellow grad students for two years …

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Girl pulled into harbor by sea lion treated for rare ‘seal finger’ disease

Hemera/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — A girl who was pulled into a Canada harbor by a sea lion is receiving medical treatment over concerns her broken skin could have been infected by a dangerous bacteria from the animal’s mouth, according to officials at the Vancouver aquarium. A video that has gone viral showed the young girl pulled into the water after …

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Foster parent shortage dire as heroin overdoses rise

Melissa Nathan Cutchin(WASHINGTON) — The opioid epidemic that has hit communities across the country with overdoses and crime is having another, less visible but significant impact: overloading the foster care system with children taken from the homes of suspected drug users. A rising number of children are being removed from homes across the country where caretakers have been accused of …

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How to talk to kids about the Manchester terror attack

iStock/Thinkstock(MANCHESTER, England) — Parents and children learning about the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, may find the violence especially troubling since the terror attack targeted a venue full of children and adolescents. Disturbing news can be hard for parents to grasp, much less explain to curious children. Young people also consume their own media through Facebook …

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High school student wins scholarship, gives it to cancer survivor

Denise/S.L. Bradley (AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas high school student Chase Bradley wasn’t just inspired to raise money for cancer research. He also donated his scholarship money to a fellow student who had recently overcome the disease. Chase, 17, a junior at Hyde Park High School in Austin, Texas, gave away his prize to survivor Sergio Garcia, 18, since his sister, …

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Manchester attack victims include 8-year-old girl ‘loved by everyone’

SWNS.com(MANCHESTER, England) — The day after a devastating bombing in Manchester killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert, officials and parents alike are grappling with the news that many of the injured and killed were young adolescents or children. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called the bombing a “sickening attack” that targeted children and young people “who …

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Special ed teacher surprises her student with graduation cap and gown, tears ensue

ABCNews.com(GRIFFIN, Ga.) — It was an emotional moment when special education teacher Kimberly Wimbish surprised her student, Jamias Howard, 19, with his graduation cap and gown — an accomplishment that certainly had its challenges along the way. “Oh man, thank you,” Howard told Wimbish in her touching Facebook video that has now gone viral. “Congratulations,” she replied through the car …

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Report: Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drinking as few as one alcoholic beverage a day can increase your breast cancer risk, according to a new report released Tuesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. The good news is that the report also revealed a way to decrease the risk of breast cancer: vigorous exercise. The study …

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