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Even moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of certain cancers, experts warn

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consuming alcoholic beverages, even in moderation, may increase your risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new statement released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “People typically don’t associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes,” Dr. Bruce Johnson, president of the ASCO, an organization …

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Severe air pollution declared public health emergency in Delhi, India

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Delhi, India, is surrounded by a thickening blanket of smog. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared a public health emergency in the city on Tuesday as the city’s air quality rating climbed above the highest levels on the index. People have been advised to avoid outdoor activities and keep children indoors to avoid the “severely harmful” …

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Dallas news anchor’s inspiring response after online body-shaming: ‘This is the way that I was born’

@DemetriaObilor/Twitter(DALLAS) — Demetria Obilor, a local traffic anchor with ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, is making headlines for her inspiring response after a woman body-shamed her on social media. “I’m waking up from my Friday nap to some controversy, but a whole lot of love,” Obilor, who began working at the station earlier this month, said in a video she …

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Meet the college student whose extra-credit biology rap went viral

ABC News(ATLANTA) — A student at Morehouse College in Atlanta who was looking for some extra credit ended up getting more than he bargained for. A rap video he made for his biology class has gone viral, with nearly 660,000 views on YouTube. The young scholar, Julien Turner, transformed the Lil Uzi song, “XO Tour Llif3,” into a biology lesson …

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5-year-old who underwent 3 open heart surgeries gets dream wedding photo shoot

Sassy Mouth Photo / www.sassymouth.net(MERIDEN, Conn.) — One 5-year-old girl had one wish before her fourth open heart surgery — get married to her best friend. Sophia Chiappalone’s mother, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, told ABC News she’d do anything to give another smile to her daughter, who was born with several heart defects. Chiappalone, who has already undergone three open heart surgeries …

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Doctor dressed up as ‘The Joker’ delivers newborn on Halloween

Justin Selph(PARIS, Tenn.) — A baby girl born on Halloween was still able to celebrate, thanks to her doctor. Dr. Paul Locus, an obstetrician at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, helped Oaklyn Selph into the world, donning a costume that made him appear like The Joker. The doctor sported a green wig along with white face paint …

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Explaining the Texas church shooting to kids

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After this morning’s mass shooting at a church in rural Texas left at least 26 people dead, many parents are wrestling with how to explain the seemingly inexplicable act of violence to their children. The shooting, with victims’ ages ranging from 5 to 72, comes just over a month after a gunman opened fire on a crowd …

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Teen shares emotional letter found hours after her mother’s death

Hannah Summers(FORT WAYNE, Ind.) — One teen who lost her mother after a battle with cancer was comforted after she read a letter her mother penned to her months before her passing. Hannah Summers told ABC News her older sister found the letters Peggy Summers wrote to each of her children hours after her death last Tuesday. Peggy Summers, who …

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80-pound dog named Strudel down to 54 pounds after rigorous weight loss journey

Zoom Room Virginia Beach(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — Strudel the dog once weighed a whopping 80 pounds, but now she’s working on her summer body. The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner died, and now lives with a loving foster family, Kristen and Wynn Horton in Chesapeake, Virginia. The golden retriever mix is down to 54 pounds after working out …

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Report: Levels of carbon dioxide reached record high last year

iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere reached a record high in 2016, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year’s surge was 50 percent higher than the average of the past decade, leading to the highest levels in 800,000 years. Population growth, intensified agricultural practices, increases in land use and deforestation, …

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