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What parents should know about inappropriate content on YouTube

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After multiple reports of inappropriate content on YouTube over the past year, “Good Morning America” wanted to take a closer look at the site. How often do kids end up seeing inappropriate content on the video platform? We talked with a group of Philadelphia-area tweens and their parents, who say their children often watch YouTube. Here’s what …

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One mother and her daughters have lost more than 150 pounds

Keila Anavisca(NEW YORK) — A mother and her two daughters collectively lost more than 150 pounds over the past year. The trio started their weight loss journeys without knowing the others were losing weight too. “My sister texted me out of the blue asking what I thought of Weight Watchers, because I had done it years before,” Keila Anavisca, 34, …

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The lowdown on how to keep eggs in your diet while watching your cholesterol levels

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High cholesterol means a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. Eggs have lots of cholesterol — between 141 to 234 milligrams per egg. It’s likely why many people who want to maintain a healthy diet try to avoid eggs — to lower their risk of high cholesterol. …

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A form of ‘ecstasy’ could be a new treatment for post-traumatic stress

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A form of ecstasy, the illegal club drug known for its a euphoric high, may be able to help people with post-traumatic stress disorder. The pure chemical form of the drug, known as MDMA, is showing potential for therapy. Approximately 7 percent of people in the United States will suffer from PTSD during their lifetimes, according to …

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Every bride-to-be’s must-have skincare guide

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many brides — future-royal Meghan Markle, included — begin wedding planning months in advance to make sure their big day is picture perfect. But what should they do to make sure their skin looks flawless, too? “Good Morning America” spoke to dermatologist Whitney Bowe and celebrity facialists Joanna Vargas and Sonya Dakar to get tips and tricks …

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Woman flying to Cleveland Clinic saved midflight by Clinic doctor after allergic reaction

WEWS(CLEVELAND) — Ashley Spencer boarded an American Airlines flight Sunday hoping a doctor from the Cleveland Clinic could treat her serious illness. She just never expected it to happen midflight. Spencer, a Philadelphia native, boarded her flight to Cleveland Saturday seeking treatment for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), an extremely rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in a person’s blood …

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One millennial mom’s foster-to-adoption journey

Mary Beth LaRue(SILVERLAKE, Calif) — “He is supposed to be my first child.” For 34-year-old Mary Beth LaRue of Silverlake, California, and her foster son, ‘Baby A,’ this Mother’s Day will be both of their firsts. LaRue and her husband Matt Aporta came to the idea of adoption after finding out last May that IVF would have a 3 percent …

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Transgender man on celebrating Mother’s Day: The kids ‘still call me mom’

Ashley Darling(NEW BALTIMORE, Mich.) — Eric Maison, a parent of five who transitioned from female to male alongside his transgender daughter, is sharing how he and his family will celebrate Mother’s Day this year. “The kids do still call me ‘Mom,’ but sometimes they joke and say ‘Daddy Mom,’ or ‘Mommy Dad,’ which I think is absolutely adorable,” Maison of …

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Extremely rare eye cancer affects dozens of people in North Carolina and Auburn, leaving medical professionals curious

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Ocular melanoma typically affects six out of every one million people, but dozens from North Carolina and Alabama have recently come down with the disease. At Auburn University, 36 graduates were diagnosed, along with 18 patients from Huntersville, North Carolina. It is unclear if there is any type of connection between those diagnosed with the disease in …

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Wisconsin man eats 30,000th Big Mac burger, setting a new world record

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wisconsin man Don Gorske tasted his first McDonald’s Big Mac in 1972, but he calls the most recent sandwich he consumed a “biggie.” Gorske ate his 30,000th Big Mac Friday, setting a new world record for “Most Big Macs consumed.” McDonald’s promoted Gorske’s feat, hosting Gorske at the restaurant before he made history. Gorske, a 64-year-old retired …

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