Health

Courtesy Josue and Maruska Vella
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Jake Vella is literally running for his life. The 7-year-old Maltese boy suffers from an extremely rare life-threatening disease that causes him to gain weight despite his healthy diet and vigorous exercise regime. Less than 100 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with the...
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Courtesy Michelle Adkins
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
(ROBINSON, Texas) -- One kindergartner undergoing cancer treatment is able to "attend" class, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence. In January, PJ Trojanowski, 6, was diagnosed with the kidney cancer Wilms tumor in both kidneys. "She's our most outgoing child," dad Eric Trojanowski told...
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March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Premature deaths of people under age 75 are increasing at a dramatic rate across the U.S., according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The authors of the foundation's annual report from its County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program noted a dramatic uptick in...
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ABC News
March 29, 2017 - 07:03 am
(Chris Christie denies rift with Jared Kushner, says pair 'get along just great' (WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied there was tension between him and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as the two prepare to team up in a new White House initiative to combat...
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ABC News
March 29, 2017 - 03:03 am
(RICHMOND, Va.) — For parents of terminally ill children, professional photographs aren't typically at the top of the priority list. But the Tiny Sparrow Foundation , an organization that matches professional photographers with these families free of charge, says the parents they serve are often "...
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March 28, 2017 - 19:03 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to play a role in a new White House effort to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a White House official confirms to ABC News. Christie was a central figure in President Trump's campaign and was the first to lead his transition team, but he was...
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Case Western Reserve University
March 28, 2017 - 18:03 pm
(CLEVELAND) -- After years of paralysis, a man was able to pick up a cup of coffee and take a sip, thanks to experimental technology that allowed brain signals to control his arm with the help of a computer. The researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland...
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March 28, 2017 - 14:03 pm
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- One little girl’s magical mermaid dreams of being “Under the Sea” came true during bath time last week. Keegan Carnahan, a teen from Tampa, Florida, was helping give her nanny’s daughter a bath while the nanny, Jenna Haslam, was busy making dinner. Haslam’s daughter, 3-year-old...
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March 28, 2017 - 07:03 am
(NEW YORK) -- A former Olympic hopeful-turned-truck driver has released a book on how to stay fit and lose weight even if you have a largely sedentary lifestyle. Siphiwe Baleka is attempting to revolutionize the trucking industry, which has often been called one of the country's unhealthiest...
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