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Research offers possible clues about persistent Lyme disease

Ladislav Kubeš/iStockBY: VANESSA CUTLER (NEW YORK) — In a groundbreaking study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale and Harvard may have found a reason why some people who get Lyme disease still have the crippling symptoms years after treatment with no sign of the disease still in their blood stream. Post-treatment Lyme …

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Little girl with rare disease shatters goal for Medi Teddy IV bag cover

Meg Casano(FAIRFIELD, Conn.) — A young girl with a big idea has crushed a goal and will help hundreds of sick kids in the process. Ella Casano, a 12-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., is the brains behind a genius idea: the Medi Teddy, a stuffed animal pouch that covers and conceals an IV bag. The back of the pouch is mesh, …

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Doctors weigh in on why teen surviving shark attack is more than a miracle

Vidant Medical Center(NEW YORK) — Paige Winter, 17, was rushed to the hospital after she was attacked by a shark in Atlantic Beach, N.C., on June 2. Her left leg was amputated at her thigh, and she lost two fingers. Doctors who treated the teen at Vidant Medical Center describe how they assessed her injuries and why her positive outlook …

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Five things soon-to-be-married couples can learn from divorced couples

vadimguzhva/iStock(NEW YORK) — When most couples tie the knot, they expect to buck the statistics of getting divorced. But sometimes — nearly half the time, according to some data — couples who enter into wedded bliss end up separating. The reasons for untying the knot are plentiful, from a lack of commitment, to complacency, to bad communication, to long-term incompatibility. …

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Dogs developed a range of facial expressions after humans domesticated them: Study

LittleCityLifestylePhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — Dog owners convinced that their pup could convey a range of expressions through their eyes now have scientific evidence to back it up. Researchers have discovered a key factor that separates wolves from dogs, involving two specialized facial muscles that evolved after they were domesticated by humans, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the …

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More than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled due to possible E. coli risk, company says

Hometown Food Company(NEW YORK) — Thousands of cases of Pillsbury flour have been recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli. About 4,620 cases of 5-pound bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour were distributed to a limited number of stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to a press …

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Does Spending time outdoors improve your health?

monkeybusinessimages/iStock(NEW YORK) — Why do people want to spend time in the great outdoors? Perhaps it’s because spending time in nature actually makes you feel better, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. Researchers in the U.K. asked about 20,000 people how much time they had spent outdoors during the previous week, then gave them a survey about …

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Sisters sell fruit-flavored drinks to help raise money for sickle cell anemia

Desiree Hamilton(SUMMERVILLE, S.C.) — “Stay in the mix with a fruity fix” is a phrase these young entrepreneurs live by. Armani, 13, and Amaya Jefferson, 12, founders of Mani & Maya’s Fruity Treats, started their own business in Summerville, South Carolina, to raise money to help find a cure for sickle cell anemia, which affects their 1-year-old sister, Taylor. Taylor …

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Mom creates magnetic buttons after seeing family member with disability struggling

Gina Adams is pictured far right in this undated photo. (Wareologie)(NEW YORK) — Gina Adams, a mother of two in Michigan, saw firsthand the toll that Parkinson’s disease took on her stepfather, especially when he was unable to do everyday things like button his own shirt. “He was a brilliant engineer and a guitar player, and when he could no …

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Recalled Ragu pasta sauce may be contaminated with plastic, company says

Mizkan America, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Mizkan America, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for multiple flavors of its pasta sauces that may contain fragments of plastic. There have been no reports of consumer injuries or complaints, the company announced in a press release over the weekend. The affected sauces were produced between June 4 and 8. The sauces listed should …

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