Health

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September 27, 2017 - 5:12 am
(HOUSTON) -- A 77-year-old Houston woman died earlier this month from a flesh-eating bacteria, which she contracted after falling into Harvey floodwaters in her home, authorities said. Nancy Reed, of the Kingwood area of northeast Houston, died on Sept. 15 of flood-related necrotizing fasciitis,...
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September 26, 2017 - 6:26 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Puerto Rico is virtually without power or cell service after Hurricane Maria barreled through the island, leaving those searching for loved ones in a shroud of uncertainty. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said the island is facing an "unprecedented disaster" after the storm made...
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Tammy Waltz
September 26, 2017 - 1:20 pm
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A North Carolina couple has captured the hearts of their family and friends after announcing that they'd be adopting four siblings. "I didn't want to do the typical, 'Hey guys, we're adopting' Facebook announcement," Tammy Waltz of Charlotte, North Carolina, told ABC News. "I...
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September 26, 2017 - 8:40 am
(NEW YORK) -- Middle-aged women are prescribed more opioids than any other group -- twice as many as middle-aged men -- making them particularly vulnerable to opioid abuse, according to a new report released Tuesday. The report, which looked at data from 600 private hospitals and more than 78,000...
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September 25, 2017 - 3:16 pm
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Proud dad-to-be Matt Ostergaard wanted a grand gesture to not only “light up the sky” with his baby’s gender reveal for friends and family, but also to lift his fiancee’s spirits. He arranged for the 187-foot-tall SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to illuminate pink...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:55 am
(NEW YORK) -- The author of a new book argues that what you feed your gut, which he calls your "second brain," can have an effect on your mood, your weight and your immune system. "The 'clever gut diet' basically is what I describe as a Mediterranean-style diet," Dr. Michael Mosley, author of "The...
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September 24, 2017 - 2:20 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have developed an antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains. The "tri-specific" antibody is a combination of three antibodies, which allows it to attack three parts of the virus. As part of the study published in Science , 24 monkeys were injected with HIV. None...
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