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How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

iStockBy DR. AZKA AFZAL  (NEW YORK) — Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics? A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent of episodes of abnormal …

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Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Tero Vesalainen/iStockBY: DR. TIFFANY TRUONG (WASHINGTON) — Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing therapies for a life threatening …

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Moms donate thousands of ounces of breast milk to help mother undergoing cancer treatment

Rhiannon Lindley(WASHINGTON) — A woman who was diagnosed with cancer months after giving birth has received thousands of ounces in breast milk donations from fellow moms she’s never met. Rhiannon Lindley, 27, recently put a call out on her Facebook page asking for milk donations and the response “blew her away.” “It’s hard to describe how wonderful it really is, …

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APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients? These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across the country. Most recently, …

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Does booty sculpting machine praised by Khloé Kardashian work?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Kardashian family is known for their famous curves and there are plenty of fans who want to achieve similar looks. So when Khloé Kardashian shared some “booty” secrets on her former blog — crediting kettlebell weights, a boss balance trainer and The DB Method Machine for her figure — ABC News had to investigate. The …

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Just smelling junk food can fight cravings for it, study shows

zeljkosantrac/iStock(NEW YORK) — As anyone who has ever worked in a fast food — or any — restaurant can tell you, the smell of unhealthy food can put you off the stuff. Scientists have now confirmed that a great way to fight your craving for fries, pizza and other junk food is to be exposed to the smell of the …

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Patients who may have contracted hepatitis at NJ surgical center file lawsuit

Pixel_away/iStock(SADDLE BROOK, N.J.) — Two patients from a New Jersey surgical center have tested positive for hepatitis, their attorney said Thursday. The HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook warned thousands of patients last month about potential exposure to dangerous infections after what it called a “lapse in infection control.” Attorney Michael Maggiano said one of his clients is a patient …

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Vaccine opponents, climate change, Ebola among top 10 ‘threats to global health’ this year, WHO says

Remains/iStock(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has named people who oppose vaccination among the top 10 “threats to global health” this year. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases,” such as measles, polio and cervical cancer, the WHO, the global public …

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Indie Beauty Expo’s Best in Show 2018 winners include Hum Nutrition, Apoem and more

Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) — This year, Good Morning America is bringing you the exclusive Indie Beauty Expo’s “Best in Show” 2018 winners. Indie Beauty Expo was founded by celebrity esthetician Jillian Wright and entrepreneur Nader Naeymi-Rad in 2015 to “recognize, showcase and celebrate independent beauty brands and to support the growth and success of the entrepreneurs behind them.” The expo started …

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Two apps to help you stay healthy this flu season

PeopleImages/iStock(NEW YORK) — At a time when more than six million people in the U.S. have had the flu so far this season, ABC News’ Good Morning America explored some apps that can help keep you and your family informed and healthy this winter. Of course, always remember to consult your doctor if you’re feeling sick and to read the …

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