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Mediterranean diet, alkaline water linked to reduced reflux symptoms, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consuming a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet and drinking alkaline water may be just as effective at controlling reflux symptoms as conventional medication, according to a new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Researchers examined the symptoms of two groups of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), a disease where the …

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Singer with alopecia inspires 4-year-old girl with same disease during inspirational performance

Instagram/giftedkeys(PEMBROKE, Ill.) — An Illinois singer with alopecia inspired one 4-year-old with the same disease while performing an inspirational song of acceptance. Keya Trammell was onstage performing her song “Next to Blow” at Pembroke Days, an annual community festival, in Illinois. While singing the upbeat inspirational song, Trammell, 25, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune skin disease when she was …

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4-year-old with joint condition gets dream Target birthday party

Francis Dean/Getty Images(JANESVILLE, Wisc.) — Vinnie Natale, 4, of Janesville, Wisconsin, absolutely loves Target. The store holds a special meaning for him since he grew up associating it with happy memories as he overcame milestones in his battle with a joint condition. He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes joint contractures and makes it difficult for him to …

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Lesbian couple welcomes babies thanks to gay donor friends

iStock/Thinkstock(SANFORD, Florida) — A lesbian couple in Florida has welcomed a son and a daughter after their gay friends agreed to be their donors. Mariely Martinez, 34, and her wife, Carla Melendez, 32, gave birth to children one month apart thanks to their friends Juny Roman, 33, and Alex Torres, 30, who are also married. At first, Melendez said, she …

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Death penalty possible for man who told 911 he thought he killed wife after taking too much cold medicine

Creatas/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife after he told a 911 dispatcher that he thought he committed the crime after taking too much cold medicine could potentially receive the death penalty if convicted, a judge told him on Tuesday. Matthew Phelps, 28, who is charged with one count of murder for allegedly fatally stabbing …

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Texas mom makes fashionable matching outfits for her and toddler daughter

www.lexallure.com(AUSTIN, Texas) — When Alexis Brown of Austin, Texas, started sewing this spring, she had no idea her hobby would turn into a booming business. After turning an old set of sheets into matching mommy-daughter outfits this April, people were hooked. Turned some old sheets I had, into some mommy & me fits 💙 pic.twitter.com/DgjX5dcOI3 — alexis. (@lex_allure) August 25, …

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Trump USDA nominee faces pushback over lack of experience

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A former co-chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign was nominated last month as the chief scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture, a decision that has been met with pushback ahead of his forthcoming confirmation vote. President Trump chose Sam Clovis, who is currently serving as a senior White House adviser to the USDA, as his …

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Utah nurse who was arrested says officer was on a ‘war path’

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July, recounted to ABC News how she still is “not safe” since returning to work and believes the cop who arrested her was on a “warpath.” The police body cam footage from the July 26 incident instantly sparked …

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Man tells 911 he thinks he killed wife after taking too much cough medicine

iStock/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A Raleigh, North Carolina, man accused of killing his wife told a 911 dispatcher that he took too much cough medicine and woke up to find her “dead on the floor.” Early Friday morning, Matthew Phelps, 28, called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead …

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