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Teens recount positive experience laying off social media for 14 days

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While for most teens these days social media is seen as an inevitable, and maybe even necessary, part of their day-to-day social life, some new studies associate excessive screen time with mental health issues or increased anxiety. ABC News’ technology correspondent Becky Worley led a group of 10 girls from Northern California aged 13 through 14 through …

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Croup: The cold-like illness that affects children the most

iStock/ThinkstockDR. TIFFANY YEH (NEW YORK) — We’ve all heard of, and probably tried, various home remedies for cough and cold, from eating chicken soup to lathering on Vick’s VapoRub and wearing socks to sleep. But while most cough and colds are from viruses that might come and go without many complications, others, can be a little scarier. Croup, a cold-like …

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Sleep experts suggest sticking to usual schedule when Daylight Saving Time ends

iStock/ThinkstockBY ERIC M. STRAUSS (NEW YORK) — Some people’s favorite weekend between Halloween and Thanksgiving is here: the end of Daylight Saving Time. Remember to “fall back” this Sunday; most of our nation gets a bonus. But don’t make a common mistake: turning that extra hour into an extra hour of sleep. When does Daylight Saving Time officially end? On …

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Sewing needles found inside Twizzlers Halloween candy prompt Massachusetts police to alert residents

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police are warning residents of a coastal community in Massachusetts to inspect Halloween candy after needles were found inside Twizzlers. The morning after Halloween in the quiet town of Marshfield, some 30 miles from Boston, parents discovered what are believed to be sewing needles in two packages of Twizzlers that their child had collected while trick-or-treating in …

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Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s in early stages of menopause, wants to ‘rebrand’ life change

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines Friday when she posted videos on her website Goop about experiencing the beginning stages of menopause. The idea behind the videos was to “rebrand” this very natural life change and give other women just like her an “aspirational” person to look up to, the 46-year-old Oscar winner explained. Paltrow, a mother of two, …

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Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child speaks out on battle with depression: ‘I suffered by myself’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Destiny’s child singer Michelle Williams is speaking out for the first time on live TV about her recent hospitalization for depression. Williams and her fiance, Chad Johnson, sat down Friday with Robin Roberts, revealing that she’s doing better since leaving treatment. “I am just sitting here and fighting back tears,” Williams told Roberts on GMA. …

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What women should ask their doctors in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Breast cancer, heart disease and hormones are health issues that will bring your grandmother or mother to mind, but they are actually what women should be concerned with as early as their 20s, doctors say. “The things you do in 20s affect you in your 30s, your 40s and so on,” said Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a …

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Chris Cornell’s widow sues doctor for malpractice over Soundgarden singer’s death

Buda Mendes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chris Cornell’s widow is suing the late Soundgarden frontman’s doctor for malpractice. Vicky Cornell alleges in a lawsuit that Dr. Robert Koblin prescribed her husband copious amounts of the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam — sold under the brand name Ativan — despite knowing that he was an “addiction-prone individual.” Koblin is also accused in the lawsuit …

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Is it normal to feel sick after the flu shot?

iStock/ThinkstockBy Dr. Tambetta Ojong (NEW YORK) — “Mrs. Jones would you like the flu vaccine today?” “No, doc. When I was younger I would get it and always get sick, so now — at my age — I think I will pass on it this year and take my chances.” This a very common exchange across all primary care providers’ …

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Abby Huntsman calls her father’s cancer ‘a wake-up call’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — The View co-host Abby Hunstman said that her dad’s melanoma diagnosis was “a wake-up call.” She confirmed that her dad, Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., was treated for skin cancer recently. “I’m a daddy’s girl,” Abby Huntsman said Thursday on The View “He’s my role model in life.” “We don’t love anyone more than our …

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