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Big brother comforts sick baby sister in adorable video

Danielle Davis(HAUGHTON, La.) — If there’s one wish most parents have in common, it’s that their children will always be there for each other. For mom Danielle Davis, her two little ones are off to a terrific start. When her daughter wasn’t feeling well, her big brother took it upon himself to rock her in his lap. The adorable video …

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WHO to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition

iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) is one step closer to classifying obsessive video game playing as an official mental health condition. The eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases is slated to be published in 2018 and will include gaming disorder as a serious health condition. The diagnostic manual, which was last updated in 1990, defines the …

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Gym chain bans cable news networks due to ‘consistently negative’ content

iStock/Thinkstock(CHANHASSEN, Minn.) — Enough with the polarizing political chatter on cable TV. That’s the message from a nationwide health club chain that has pulled 24-hour cable news networks from TVs at its 128 locations because the “consistently negative or politically charged content” doesn’t mesh with the company’s “healthy way of life philosophy.” Life Time Fitness said in a statement posted …

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Washington state allows 3rd sex option ‘X’ on birth certificates

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Washington state will allow residents to change the sex on their birth certificates to a nonbinary option called “X.” “Social norms are changing,” state registrar and Center for Health Statistics director Christie Spice told ABC News on Friday. “When a person’s gender designation on their birth certificate doesn’t match how people present themselves, it opens the door to …

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How to keep your pets safe in frigid cold weather

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sub-zero wind chills are gripping the East Coast in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” snowstorm that hammered states from Florida to Maine this week. With wind chills expected to dip to as low as 50 below zero in some areas, how can we protect our beloved furry friends from the extreme cold? You’ve probably seen the …

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Munchausen by proxy: What you need to know

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — The much-publicized case of Gypsy Blanchard may be the first introduction many people have to the concept of Munchausen by proxy. It’s a fascinating syndrome – and one that comes attached with its fair share of myths and misconceptions. Blanchard is serving 10 years in prison for her role in the stabbing death of her mother, who …

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Boy gets ‘Star Wars’ prosthetic after by surprise from Stormtroopers

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A 20-month-old who has a prosthetic leg covered in “Star Wars” Stormtroopers got to meet Stormtroopers in person when they came to his Washington home. Ben Bronske, of Snohomish, Washington, was surprised last month by a group of Stormtroopers who came to wish him well with his new prosthetic. “Ben was a little taken aback at first,” Ben’s …

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Philadelphia father uses cheesesteaks to measure infant son

Brad Williams(PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia father has started a unique family tradition that involves cheesesteaks — but not eating them. Instead, Brad Williams uses the sandwich to measure his son, Lucas Royce Williams. The tradition started in 2015 when Williams bought cheesesteaks for dinner shortly after Lucas was born. “I realized the cheesesteak was a pretty close size to my …

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U.S. investigating source of deadly E. coli outbreak as Canada links its cases to lettuce

wmaster890/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. authorities said Thursday that they continue to investigate a deadly multistate outbreak of E. coli infections that may be tied to romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 people in 13 states had been diagnosed with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 infections. “This pathotype is the one most commonly heard about …

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