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May 03, 2018 - 2:18 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Scotland is raising the price of low-cost, high-strength alcohol in an attempt to curb the nation's drinking. Budget brands of cider and vodka will get the biggest price hikes as a result of the move. Such drinks could previously be purchased for less than $3.50. Now, customers will...
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May 03, 2018 - 6:32 am
(SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.) -- When Tracy Melton submitted her DNA sample to Ancestry.com, she was only expecting to gain some insight into her ethnic background. A year after her dad, Rich Melton, took the same test and learned he had a 45-year-old son that he never knew existed, DNA magic struck...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:12 pm
(NEW YORK CITY) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that illnesses from tick, mosquito and flea bites have tripled over the past several years. More than 640,000 patients came down with diseases transmitted by bites from these three types of insects between...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:06 pm
(ATLANTA) -- One person in California has died as a result of an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last month, the CDC warned consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, region. As of April 27, 121 people in 25...
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May 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
(NEW YORK CITY) -- If you feel like allergy season gets worse every year, you are not alone and you are not wrong. Climate change is a factor in the worsening seasons, experts say. "We have higher temperatures and increasing levels of carbon dioxide," Dr. Jeffrey Demain, a board-certified allergist...
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May 02, 2018 - 11:00 am
(NEW YORK) -- Deanna Recktenwald may be alive today because of her Apple Watch. The 18-year-old from Lithia, Florida, was at church April 22 when she got a notification from her Apple Watch: Her resting heart rate had skyrocketed to 160 beats per minute, well above a normal rate that the Mayo...
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May 01, 2018 - 7:39 pm
(NEW YORK) -- As teachers across the country combat the growing numbers of students vaping in schools, administrators are now using technology in high school bathrooms to cut down on e-cigarettes. Edward Salina, the superintendent for Plainedge Public Schools on Long Island, New York, told ABC News...
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