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The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor’s mother

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Since receiving his face transplant 10 months ago, Cameron Underwood has slowly but surely gotten comfortable being out and about in public. But he was riddled with anxiety before a certain meeting that the now-26-year-old and his mother went to recently. Waiting for them on a Manhattan apartment patio was Sally Fisher, the mother of Underwood’s …

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Momtroversy: Should kids call adults by their first names?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Once kids reach a certain age, they’re expected to address adults as something other than “so-and-so’s mommy” and “so-and-so’s daddy.” In school, the rules are clear. The teacher indicates on day one what the students should call him or her — and that’s that. But outside of school, when addressing their friends’ parents and their parents’ friends, …

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Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of veteran-involved shootings as promulgating of an inaccurate narrative that service …

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Study says women find bearded men more attractive

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hey, guys: If you want to look more attractive to women, ditch the razor. A survey of more than 8,500 women shows that clean-shaven men don’t cut it, and men sporting 10 days of beard growth are the most attractive. The results of the study, which were published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, show that men …

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Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?

iStock/ThinkstockBy Dr. Sumir Shah (NEW YORK) — Seven years ago, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had stomach pain, which he assumed was a kidney stone. It was not. His CT scan showed an abnormal spot, later diagnosed as early pancreatic cancer. That chance discovery may have saved his life. Pancreatic cancer usually grows silently, without symptoms, and …

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Thanksgiving turkey: 5 food safety tips to remember before you start cooking

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) — Thanksgiving is only a week away, and with more than 46 million turkeys landing on 46 million dining room tables, there’s a lot of room for food preparation mistakes. If you have questions about preparing turkey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has put together some handy tips for preventing your celebration from becoming …

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26-year-old man shares incredible face transplant journey that gave him a second chance at life: ‘I see me’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Cameron Underwood was 24 years old when the course of his life changed forever, resulting in his undergoing a state-of-the-art face transplant procedure. Through this extensive surgery, Underwood’s face is now connected to the face of another young adult who was able to give him a second chance at life. Underwood, the son of a California …

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Diabetes Awareness Month: The past, present and future of diabetes treatment

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common, chronic conditions in the U.S. — the seventh leading cause of death and the top leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputation and adult-onset blindness. Almost 30.3 million Americans suffer from diabetes and of those, 1.25 million have type 1 diabetes (T1DM). The Egyptians discovered symptoms of …

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FDA moves to restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes and take new steps to keep youth from using flavored e-cigarette devices. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has publically highlighted what he described as an “epidemic” of addiction. “The actions #FDA announced today are a response to our deep concern over the epidemic growth …

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‘Batkid’ is now cancer free 5 years after taking over city of San Francisco with Make-A-Wish

Ramin Talaie/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The 5-year-old leukemia patient who captivated the world five years ago today with his wish to be Batkid for a day is now a 10-year-old cancer survivor who loves playing little league and helping on his family’s farm. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, the non-profit organization that granted Miles Scott’s dream by turning San Francisco into Gotham, …

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