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May 17, 2018 - 4:46 pm
(NEW YORK) -- This young baseball player was so excited about hitting a home run, he celebrated with some sweet dance moves! Billy, who has Down syndrome, plays in the "League of YES," a Long Island, New York-based organization whose mission is "to establish and sustain baseball programs for people...
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May 17, 2018 - 3:30 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Over half of the tobacco smoke consumed by young American smokers is inhaled through hookahs, and more must be done to specifically curb this kind of smoking, a new study published in the British Medical Journal Thursday found. In the study, researchers surveyed more than 3,300...
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May 17, 2018 - 10:15 am
(BRAZZAVILLE, Congo) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back. At least 19 deaths have been tied to the current outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:03 am
(ATLANTA) -- A Delta flight crew waiting to take off Wednesday was hoping to have a doctor on board who could help with a medical emergency. It turned out there was: the U.S. Surgeon General himself. Dr. Jerome Adams said on Twitter following the incident: "On my @Delta flight to Jackson,...
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May 16, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio) -- A 10-year-old girl in Ohio is receiving the gift of life from a fourth-grade teacher at her school. Alana Brown said she and her daughter, Eva, are beyond grateful to Tanya Thomas, a teacher at Slate Ridge Elementary School who stepped up and offered to donate a kidney to...
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May 16, 2018 - 8:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- One way that Kim Kardashian West earns money is by promoting products on Instagram, but this time, some say she's gone too far. The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a sponsored advertisement for appetite suppressant lollipops on...
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May 16, 2018 - 7:49 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have permanent effects and the risk of having another stroke is high, especially in the first few months afterwards. But there may be a way to help reduce that risk further, by adding a clot-prevention drug called clopidogrel to the usual...
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