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October 11, 2017 - 1:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The number of obese children and teenagers worldwide is ten times higher than it was four decades ago, according to research from the World Health Organization and Imperial College London published in The Lancet. In addition, 213 million boys and girls were overweight but not obese...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- How well you sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health, and not getting enough sleep has even been linked to overeating, according to ABC News' senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Ashton appeared on Good Morning America to share why it is so important for...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:24 am
(NEW YORK) -- Best-selling author John Green said his new novel, Turtles All the Way Down , was a way for him to connect with children who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and an opportunity to share his personal struggle with the disease. "One of the reasons I wanted to write this...
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Jackie Alexander
October 10, 2017 - 7:20 pm
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A Utah school's camera captured the emotional moment when an 11-year-old student learned that she was going to be adopted by her foster family. Tannah Butterfield leaped into the arms of her school's office manager, Jackie Alexander, after hearing the news. "All that excitement...
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CHP - Golden Gate Division
October 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm
(SANTA ANA, Calif.) -- Wildfires have swept through California, killing at least 15 people and injuring over 100. With thousands of acres burned and the fires still raging, here's how you can help those affected by the blazes. Facebook has created exclusive Crisis Response Centers for three of the...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has returned home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Tuesday that the 94-year-old former Kansas senator was...
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Maya Vorderstrasse
October 10, 2017 - 1:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Maya Vorderstrasse is a New Jersey mom who feeds her two babies in different ways: one by breast and one by bottle. She wants to the world to know: Fed is best. In a now-viral Instagram photo of her feeding Zoey, 13 months, and Hazel, 2 months, Vorderstrasse shares her journey down...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:20 am
(NEW YORK) -- As 14-year-old Grace Bunke faced numerous rounds of chemotherapy to combat bone cancer, her friend McClain Hermes gave her a wall plaque with “Just keep swimming” etched into the wood. That motto epitomizes their relationship. The two teenagers met during a swim practice for...
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October 09, 2017 - 8:26 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Public concern for the environment led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, which began operations on Dec. 2, 1970. Its mission? “To protect human health by safeguarding the air we breathe, water we drink and land on which we live,” according to the EPA website...
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
October 09, 2017 - 6:07 pm
(ATLANTA) -- For 12 years or so, David Deutchman -- recently nicknamed "the ICU Grandpa" -- has been tending to the needs of babies, children and their parents at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals. "Some of my guy friends ask me what I do here. I say, 'Oh, I hold babies. Sometimes,...
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