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Paralyzed woman completes NYC Marathon on crutches for others ‘who aren’t able to take steps’

Courtesy NYRR(NEW YORK) — After 11 grueling hours, Hannah Gavios crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon, completing the entire race on crutches. But the 25-year-old said she didn’t do it for the medal. “One of the biggest motivators on the 26-mile journey was just thinking, ‘I’m not just doing this for myself, I’m taking steps for …

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What to know about Salmonella after recent outbreaks have made hundreds ill

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG (NEW YORK) — Conagra Brands, the company that makes Duncan Hines desserts, has recalled four types of cake mix after the Centers for Disease Control found salmonella samples in their “Classic White” mix. Five people who contracted salmonella are part of an investigation by the CDC. Conagra is also voluntarily recalling three other cake varieties, all …

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Identical twins in California give birth to daughters hours apart

KFSN(SAN FRANCISCO) — Identical twin sisters Bao Nhia Julia Yang and Bao Kou Julie Yang have shared a lot over the years, and now their daughters will share the same birthday. The sisters gave birth hours apart on Sunday night, ABC San Francisco station KFSN reported. But even though they grew up doing everything together, including dressing alike, the twins …

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Researchers say computer model better at discovering foodborne disease

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Each year, one in 10 people experience foodborne illness. Now researchers believe there’s a faster way to pinpoint outbreaks. Known commonly as food poisoning, foodborne illness is the occurrence of two or more similar illnesses resulting from ingestion of the same food. Health professionals primarily determine outbreaks based on consumer complaints and routine inspections by the health department. …

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This mom’s hilarious candy chart has every parent thanking her after Halloween

Courtesy Marilee Bradley(LINCOLN, Neb.) — A mom created a genius candy chart to eliminate the guilt parents feel after sneaking too much of their kids’ Halloween candy, and it has us laughing all the way to the trick-or-treat bags. Maralee Bradley, of Lincoln, Nebraska, told ABC’s Good Morning America that she designed her parody chart after seeing another chart on …

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Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis

iStock/Thinkstock(OAK BROOK, Ill.) — Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is challenging, and often times diagnosis occurs many years into the disease. Now researchers say earlier detection is possible with high-tech imaging. Research published in the journal Radiology has shown that changes in glucose uptake in certain parts of the brain can be associated with Alzheimer’s, which can be detected with …

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Conagra recalls Duncan Hines cake mixes after salmonella detected in sample

FDA(CHICAGO) — Conagra Brands, the company behind Duncan Hines desserts, is voluntarily recalling four kinds of its cake mixes after health officials found salmonella in a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix. The contaminated sample may be linked to a salmonella outbreak currently being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug …

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Can’t get your kids off their devices? These automatic kill switches can help

Circle Media Labs, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Conflict around screen time limits are taking a massive toll on families and new apps and hardware have sprung up to try and address this pain-point. ABC News asked the Sargent family of Phoenix, Arizona, to try a leading product in the device control and monitoring space called Circle with Disney. (Disclosure: ABC’s parent …

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DNA, genetic genealogy led police to suspected killer in Maryland cold case

Anne Arundel County Police(ODENTON, Md.) — A suspected killer is behind bars eight years after his alleged crime and Maryland police say they found him thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy. Fred Frampton Jr., now 32, was taken into custody early Thursday. He is accused of shooting Michael Anthony Temple Jr. in 2010 in a home in Odenton, Maryland, the …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Guidelines on Spanking

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new policy guidelines on parenting actions they call corporal punishment. The association dedicated to children’s health is making it clear they are against hitting and spanking as a means of discipline. AAP highlights data which shows that this form of corporal punishment can lead to aggressive …

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