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Aunt's heartbroken warning after teen's accidental overdose goes viral
The heartbroken aunt of an Arizona teen who police said died of an accidental overdose after he and his friend ingested pills laced with fentanyl is speaking out about the dangers of “experimenting” with drugs.

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Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says
The World Health Organization says a worrying number of the newest Ebola cases amid Congo's ongoing outbreak are in patients not usually known to catch the disease: babies.

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Parents wed at hospital after baby suffers brain injury
This is the emotional moment a couple tied the knot after moving their wedding ceremony to a hospital chapel because their baby son was involved in a traumatic accident.

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UK hospital on alert after drug-resistant superbug detected on wards
Strains of a drug-resistant superbug have been found at a Hereford hospital, health officials have warned.

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Mom of 3 expecting twins needs bone marrow donor to save life
A California mother of three due to give birth to twins in the coming weeks is in search of a bone marrow donor to help save her life.

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E. coli outbreak possibly linked to romaine lettuce in California, FDA official says
The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said that the multistate E. coli outbreak that was revealed earlier this week is thought to be connected to romaine lettuce grown in California.

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The times of day you burn the most calories
Our internal body clock doesn't necessarily follow the clock on our wall. And, for some people, that can lead to weight gain.

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Mom who survived internal decapitation makes 'miracle' recovery
Internal decapitation — which results from extreme trauma to ligaments, muscles and joints connecting the skull to the spine, leading to the dislocation of the head from the spinal cord — is often fatal, and those who survive can have significant neurological impairments.

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Midwife training nurse she helped deliver 20 years ago
A midwife was stunned to discover she is training a new student nurse who she delivered at the hospital where they now work 20 years ago.

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Global diabetes epidemic drives surge in insulin demand
A global diabetes epidemic is fuelling record demand for insulin but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic improvement in access and affordability, a new study concluded on Wednesday

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Life-threatening hookworm, believed eradicated from US, resurfaces in Alabama
Hookworm is a potentially life-threatening parasite. Generally associated with warm, humid parts of Southeast Asia or Latin America, it has people in Alabama nervous.

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Mom donates life-saving kidney to toddler son
A kindhearted mother has given her toddler the gift of life this Thanksgiving

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Boy's watery eye leads to cancer diagnosis
A 4-year-old's mother who thought her son's watery eye was either a common cold or a case of conjunctivitis is speaking out after the boy's symptoms were actually signs of a rare cancer.

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Family feels 'cheated' after 20-year-old's sepsis death
A family whose young daughter died from sepsis following a routine operation say they feel "cheated" by her death.

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University of Maryland student dies from Adenovirus, 5 others sick, school says
A student at the University of Maryland has died after suffering from a strain of the Adenovirus, school health officials said.

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FDA warns against eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli multistate outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday said the public should not eat romaine lettuce as a result of a multistate E. coli outbreak.

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Sleep and exercise compete for people's time
On weekday mornings, two healthy activities - exercise and sleep - compete with each other for time, researchers say.

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Mom says painful breakup caused 'broken heart syndrome'
A mom claims she nearly died of a broken heart when it stopped beating twice, after she broke up with her childhood sweetheart.

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Baby named after cancer doctor who helped save mom
A mother in Ohio has named her son after the doctor who helped save her life after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012.

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Woman has massive stomach tumor removed after 13 years
A tumor the size of a newborn baby has been removed from a hospital patient's stomach

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Couple weds days before bride's cancer death
A devoted husband made his terminally ill partner's dying wish come true after they tied the knot as she lay in a hospice bed, just days before she passed away.

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Texas woman moved to hospice after botched surgery in Mexico, family says
The family of a Dallas woman who suffered severe brain damage after traveling to Mexico for a nose job and breast augmentation at the end of October said she has been moved to hospice care and her fate is now “in the hands of God.”

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Chickenpox outbreak at North Carolina school with high anti-vaccination rate leaves dozens sick
At least 36 students at a North Carolina school with a heavy anti-vaccine population have been sickened after an outbreak of the chickenpox virus, health officials said.

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Vietnam War veteran goes for last motorcycle ride
A Vietnam War veteran was gifted one last motorcycle ride thanks to the work of his hospice care team and a retired police officer.

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