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Boy’s giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

UCLA Health(LOS ANGELES) — For years, Justin Cho’s family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened. “Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very short lived, anywhere between 2 to 5 seconds,” Justin’s father, Robert Cho, said on the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital website. However, …

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Julianne Hough wants to start ‘open conversations’ about endomitriosis

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People, she talked about her diagnosis. “When I was 15, I had symptoms of endometriosis, but I had never heard of it, didn’t know what it was,” she said. “I thought …

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Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it. “This latest study reinforces what we have known for decades,” ABC’s Chief Women’s Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said on Good Morning …

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High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

School District of La Crosse(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch in their school’s cafeteria. Ian Brown from La Crosse, Wisconsin, quickly jumped into action when his schoolmate, Will Olson, began choking …

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White working class increasingly hit with ‘deaths of despair,’ report finds

Photos.com/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives. A new report published in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity focuses on looking at this trend of rising mortality and …

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Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More women who were diagnosed with cancer as teens or young adults are surviving — and many are having children of their own. But their path isn’t always easy. A new study published on Thursday in JAMA Oncology finds women who survived cancer between 15 and 39 years old may have an increased risk of complications with …

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Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices. Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with legs that bowed out dramatically, making it impossible to walk for long periods of time, according to New York ABC station …

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Mom honors ‘the village’ that made daughter’s adoption possible

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — A Wilmington, North Carolina, mom took the day of her daughter’s adoption as an opportunity to recognize the many people who were part of the journey. “I met her the day she came into foster care,” Millie Holloman said of daughter Vera Wren Holloman, 5. “She was placed with another woman but I would watch her from …

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Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder

jarun011/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including meningitis in 2012. The jury today returned a mixed verdict in the trial of 50-year-old Barry Cadden, the former president and co-founder of the …

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Shelter dog rescued from abuse gets job in airport customs department

Alcovy Pet Rescue(ATLANTA) — An abused shelter dog is starting a new chapter in life at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport customs department. Murray the beagle came to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter more than a year ago, and he was in bad shape, according to shelter director Tammie Jourdanais. Murray had a band on his tail, as if somebody …

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