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FEC approves first woman candidate to use campaign funds for childcare

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Congressional hopeful in New York became the first woman candidate for federal office allowed to use campaign funds for childcare after a decision by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Thursday. Liuba Grechen Shirley, a 36-year-old mother of two, submitted a request with the FEC early last month. She told ABC News that the process went smoother …

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One suspected death in new Ebola outbreak, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One person is suspected to have died in a fresh outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Thursday. Thus far, 11 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever have been recorded, including two laboratory-confirmed Ebola cases, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry said in a statement. There are several types of …

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Therapy dogs are helping children with autism stay calm at the dentist’s office

iStock/Thinkstock(SANTIAGO, Chile) — Visits to the dentist can be scary for any child, but can be especially trying for many children with autism. Some can be unsettled by lights in their faces, or overwhelmed by noises from dental equipment. That’s where Zucca, a therapy Labrador, comes in to help make things a little easier. Zucca is one of six dogs …

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Army soldier grows ear in arm for reconstructive surgery

U.S. Army(EL PASO, Texas) — A soldier who lost her ear in a 2016 car accident has a newly transplanted ear that was grown in her own arm, the Army said. Plastic surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, performed the Army’s first ear reconstruction and transplant, a statement from the armed service branch said. “I …

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Try this mother-daughter workout for Mother’s Day

Denise Austin/Katie Austin(NEW YORK) — Working out with your mom or daughter can be a bonding experience that not only makes you healthier, but also gives you quality time together. Just ask Denise and Katie Austin. Denise Austin, 61, helped launch the home exercise fitness craze in the 1980s and now, after 35 years and 25 million DVDs sold, is …

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Weight training can help shape the body and also the mind, studies show

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Could lifting weights take a weight off the mind? Yes, said a newly published analysis of dozens of studies that looked at mood disorders. Exercise can help improve symptoms of depression, the analysis found — and not just aerobic exercises like running, jazzercise or cardio machines. Whether it’s the weight room or the mat, the authors of …

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Massive pollen cloud released from tree caught on video

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Video of an impressive cloud of pollen dust in New Jersey is sure to spark fear among allergy sufferers everywhere. Eric Henderson of Cumberland County shot video of the massive pollen release after he drove up to the tree with a heavy machine and tapped it a couple of times, releasing a massive storm of bright green …

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Couple lied about cancer child in GoFundMe scam, police says

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook(NEW YORK) — An upstate New York couple was arrested after a four-month police investigation revealed they allegedly duped kindhearted people out of thousands of dollars by creating a GoFundMe page asking for donations to help pay medical bills for a child they falsely claimed had cancer, officials said. Martin and Jolene LaFrance, both 35, of Port …

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New recommendations for prostate cancer screening

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) — What should men do about prostate cancer screening? For years, men were urged to get a blood test looking for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can be elevated by prostate cancer. Then, in 2012, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-sponsored but independent network of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, said …

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Why kids should stay away from sports drinks

ABC News(NEW YORK CITY) — Sweaty athletes are often seen in commercials reaching for a sports drink for rehydration or electrolyte replacement. Yet many public health organizations are warning that sports drinks are a source of empty calories, excess sugar and increased sodium in growing children. Are kids getting the message? A new study presents a mixed picture. A joint …

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