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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mosquito bites aren’t just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published Friday in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at spreading disease than previously thought. The researchers wanted …

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Strangers honor lives of twin babies with random acts of kindness

Liz Kawulok(FIRESTONE, Colo.) — Strangers, friends and family are performing random acts of kindness in memory of twin boys who lost their lives months after they were born. Brothers Luke and Liam Kawulok died after being diagnosed at birth with a rare brain disorder called lissencephaly. Doctors gave both boys two years to live, but Liam died months later on …

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Obsessed video gamer dad tries to give up games for 90 days

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Maria isn’t a single mother — it just often seems that way. That’s because she says her husband, Chris, has spent several hours or more a day playing video games in the basement while she takes care of their four young children at their Ohio home. “He’ll take a whole Saturday and go into the evening …

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Goat yoga is the latest trend and it’s here to Namaste

Olivia Smith/ABC News(WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore.) — Have you ever taken a yoga class? How about a class where goats are strolling around and interacting with the yogis? That’s what happens in Willamette Valley, Oregon, where Lainey Morse started goat yoga classes in August 2016. Morse said a goat therapy idea first came to her during a rough period in her …

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Teen saves mom’s life with science class lesson

mrspopman/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST BEND, WI) — A teen in Wisconsin is being recognized for saving her mother’s life, thanks to a science lesson she learned at school. Katie Murphy, 14, learned the symptoms of a stroke at St. John’s Lutheran School from her teacher, Beth Tomlin. Two days later, she saw her mom, Christa Murphy, experiencing those symptoms and rushed in to …

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‘Charlie Sheen Effect’ nearly doubled HIV test sales after his announcement, study finds

Gilbert Carrasquillo/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Charlie Sheen’s 2015 announcement that he had been diagnosed with HIV years earlier seems to have sparked higher interest in testing for the virus, according to a study released on Thursday. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) leads to the HIV infection that causes AIDS, which now affects 1.2 million Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for …

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Why Zoe Saldana doesn’t believe in diets

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Zoe Saldana has given up on dieting. “I try not to deprive my body of anything because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I crave carbs. But when I eat everything in balance, I think less about food and more about everything else. It’s about eating to live, not living …

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“Consumer Reports” releases top picks for sunscreens

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consumer Reports released their list of top sunscreens Thursday, just in time to keep your skin safe all summer long. The organization’s top pick is the La Roche Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60, which retails for $36. The group’s second pick is the Trader Joe’s brand Spray SPF 50+ which costs $6. Finally, Consumer Report’s …

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Parents with kids obsessed with electronic devices get an intervention

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Autumn, a mother of two from Texas, had just caught her 8-year-old son Jackson red-handed. “What do you think you’re doing?” she asked him and his 5-year-old sister, Taylor. “Sneaking,” the little boy responded. “Sneaking what?” Autumn asked. “The devices,” he said, giggling. Autumn said her kids are desperate to play on their electronic devices every …

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