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Decorating your house for Christmas can boost your happiness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Christmas is coming. With less than two months to go before the holiday, bringing out the boughs of holly now — even as you’re putting Halloween decorations away — may make you a happier person, experts say. “For most people, decorating for Christmas reminds us of the best times in our lives,” said Amy Morin, a Florida-based …

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Kendall Jenner’s skin care guru shares rules for combating acne

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Earlier this year, Kendall Jenner was blasted on social media for arriving to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards with acne. But shortly thereafter, the 22-year-old supermodel shut down the shamers on Twitter writing, “never let that s— stop you!” And according to her skin care guru, Christie Kidd, Jenner works hard everyday to maintain a clear complexion. …

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Dsuvia: Everything you need to know about the new opioid painkiller

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An average of 115 Americans dies every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, despite a saturation of opioid drugs already on the market and a nation in the midst of an opioid crisis, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted in favor of approving a new opioid, …

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Stephen Hawking items auctioned to benefit motor neurone disease research

Sion Touhig/Getty Images(LONDON) — A set of personal items that belonged to the late Stephen Hawking, one of the most highly-regarded physicists in history, is now up for auction at Christie’s. Starting Wednesday, an online sale titled, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” is open to the public, featuring 22 personal items belonging to the renowned scientist, including a copy of …

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Halloween robots bring joy to patients and their families at PA hospital

UPMC(PITTSBURGH) — For Halloween, a duo of friendly robots are putting a sweet spin on trick-or-treating in the halls of one Pittsburgh hospital. At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, TUG robots, which provide medications, linens and meals to patients and pharmacists throughout the hospital, got a spooky makeover. “The robots were programmed to say ‘Trick or treat!’ or ‘Happy …

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Babies in NICU celebrate first Halloween with costume contest

Advocate Children’s Hospital(OAK LAWN, Ill.) — A group of pint-sized patients in the NICU are celebrating Halloween by dressing up. Parents were invited to dress up their little ones for the third annual costume contest at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn and Park Ridge, Illinois. The 40 participating babies ranged in age from less than a day old to …

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Three years after Flint, lead is still a public health crisis

Tero Vesalainen/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three years after local doctors in Flint, Michigan, warned of dangerously high lead levels in children, at least four million U.S. households still are exposed to high levels of lead as about half a million kids have tested positive for lead in their blood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. A significant number of …

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Experts predict the most popular baby names of 2028

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You may be years from having kids, but we still know what their names probably will be. The baby-naming experts at Nameberry are celebrating their 10th anniversary and have made predictions for what the most popular baby names will be in 2028. The site used a formula based on the trajectory of every name that’s been used …

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Illinois woman has ‘miracle baby’ after overcoming breast cancer, family tragedy

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Most married couples have what they call a “Honeymoon” period after they get married; a few months to a few years after the wedding where everything in the world is romantic, idealistic and possible. But when Jennifer Lowright was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer just six weeks after her wedding in 2008, all of their …

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Medicine isn’t candy: How to keep your kids safe this Halloween

iStock/ThinkstockDr. Tiffany Yeh (NEW YORK) — Across the country, parents are gearing up to celebrate Halloween with their kids, and that includes plenty of sweet treats. But sometimes, candy can look a lot like medications and vitamins, especially to a curious child. Any medication or vitamin that is taken the wrong way, or by the wrong person, can be dangerous. …

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