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Countdown to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding: Guys’ guide to getting in shape for a wedding

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding that will be watched by viewers around the world is just days away. While most attention focuses on how brides prepare for their wedding day, we can’t forget about the grooms too. Harry, 33, appears in top shape as his wedding day approaches. While we don’t know Harry’s …

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Experimental vaccine approved for use against Ebola virus in Congo

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — 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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How to copy Meghan Markle’s favorite workout with a Pilates-inspired circuit

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If Meghan Markle is like many brides, she ramped up her workouts in the weeks and months before her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry. When Markle lived in Toronto, where she filmed the TV show “Suits,” the royal-to-be trained at Ultimate Athletics with Paula Ryff, the gym’s co-owner. Ryff still trains Markle’s close friend and style …

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Illinois mother ‘blessing’ daughter by serving as surrogate for her twin babies

Michaela Johnson(NEW YORK) — Micaela Johnson says she and her mother, Sheila Gump, already function more like best friends than mother and daughter, but the two will soon share an even stronger bond. Gump is set to deliver Johnson’s twins — her grandchildren — as her surrogate this summer. It’s a gift Johnson says no one else could give her. …

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Opioid crisis spurs sometimes-deadly abuse of popular diarrhea medicine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The opioid crisis has taken what the FDA calls “many new and troubling turns,” and and this is one of them. Opioid addicts are buying a popular diarrhea medicine, loperamide, sold under the brand name Imodium — to get high or as a way to taper off off opioids. The FDA is taking steps to change the …

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Apple Watch alerts man to serious heart condition, gives him ‘new lease on life’

iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — Saving a life — there’s an app for that. Hong Kong resident Gaston D’Aquino, 76, told ABC News that he got “a new lease on life” after an alert from his Apple Watch last month that resulted in surgery to unclog his arteries. “I was in church on Easter Sunday when I got an alert from my …

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Visits to OB/GYN should include heart health talk: Experts

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 50 percent of women consider their OB/GYN to be their most important doctor – if they can only get to one checkup, that’s the priority, according to a joint advisory from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Heart Association published in Circulation. But OB/GYN problems aren’t what kill most women — …

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What you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price is ready to return to the field this week after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition some speculated could be related to his affinity for the video game “Fortnite,” ESPN reported. But the hours he has logged with teammates in front of the TV battling monsters are unlikely to …

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Why women are taking their eyes off the scale to get healthy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A grassroots exercise movement that encourages women to focus less on the scale and more on overall health started with a single photo posted by a fitness blogger. Arianna Dantone shared a photo of herself last year with the caption, “Gaining weight is cool.” “I had gained like 20 pounds, and that whole year I was super …

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Could a blood test change how peanut allergies are diagnosed in kids?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new blood test could potentially transform the way peanut allergies are diagnosed. The test, called the mast activation test (MAT), is in early stages of testing and won’t be at your doctor’s office anytime soon. If its promise delivers, it could be used to help find the peanut allergies earlier, and less expensively, than the system …

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