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Breastfeeding basics: All of your questions answered

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) — Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for mom and baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months of life when possible. Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition and contains mom-made infection-fighting agents that protect babies against infection. At six months, the AAP recommends continued breastfeeding for one year or longer as …

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How to find the right sports bra for your body

mediaphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — Melanie Yvette Martin is a 31-year-old blogger who works out out three times a week, doing everything from running to kickboxing, spin and dance classes. And three times a week, Martin, of Brooklyn, New York, encounters the same problem of having to wear an uncomfortable or unflattering sports bra. “My biggest issue is always support and feeling …

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Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

Pinellas County Sheriffs Office(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A Florida man was arrested after he was caught with five ecstasy pills that were the color orange and in the shape of President Trump’s face, police said. Brendan Dolan-King, 23, had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater, according to an arrest report from …

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New measles numbers show the disease continues to spread but at slightly slower pace

Hailshadow/iStock(ATLANTA) — The number of measles cases continues to grow, though at a slightly less rapid pace than was recorded earlier in the year. The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that there were 21 new cases of measles in the most recent recorded week, bringing the total number to 1,203 confirmed cases. In early May, there were 60 new …

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Parents want to regain custody of 4-year-old son with cancer after stopping his chemo

ABC News(HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla.) — A couple from Florida is fighting to regain custody of their son after they chose alternative methods to treat his tumor. Noah McAdams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this year. The 4-year-old’s parents, Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball, stopped chemotherapy two days into treatment. Instead, McAdams and Bland-Ball turned to medical marijuana and …

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Chrissy Teigen claims swollen lip caused by altitude sickness

Trae Patton/NBC(NEW YORK) — Chrissy Teigen sent social media ablaze when she shared with her more than 11 million social media followers a photo of her extremely swollen bottom lip. Teigen, a mom of two with husband John Legend, said she was in Utah attending a wedding and blamed her swollen lip on altitude sickness. “did u know angioedema can …

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South Dakota woman gives birth to triplets after thinking she had kidney stones

MillefloreImages/iStock(NEW YORK) — A South Dakota mother was in for a huge surprise during a recent trip to the hospital earlier this month for what she thought was kidney stones. “Started getting pains, figured it was kidney stones cause I went through them before,” Dannette Giltz told ABC affiliate KOTA-TV. Giltz didn’t realize it, but she was going into labor …

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Weight Watchers’ app for kids draws backlash from parents, calls for boycott

dolgachov/iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 78,000 people have signed a petition online calling on WW, formerly Weight Watchers, to remove its new app aimed at children ages 8 to 17. The app, called Kurbo by WW, is “designed to help kids and teens … reach a healthier weight,” according to a statement released by WW. The app uses the Traffic …

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10 common sleep myths: Put bad habits to rest and wake up a better sleeping routine

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) — Ah, sleep. Why is our most precious recharging resource so scarce in our busy, modern lives? We all know the excuses: demanding schedules, social lives and screen time. Sometimes it’s subconscious, but we’re all making decisions to do these things instead of getting the sleep we need. ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton walked …

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Potential links to lung illnesses and e-cigarettes under investigation: CDC

Paolo_Toffanin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials are investigating potential links between lung illnesses and e-cigarettes amid the soaring popularity of so-called vaping among young people. Since June 28, there have been at least 94 cases reported across several states involving people with “severe pulmonary disease” possibly tied to vaping, with the majority of those affected being teenagers and young adults, according …

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