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{FD} Paramedics grant patient’s last wish: one final beach day

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A palliative care patient in Queensland, Australia, had a final wish: to see the ocean one more time before she died. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler receives kidney transplant after initial procedure stalled over dad’s probation violation, family says

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A toddler who was born without kidneys finally received a life-saving transplant on Wednesday, more than a month after his initial procedure was stalled when his father – a perfect match for him – violated his probation, the boy’s mother revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} How to avoid listeria and other diseases while flying for the holidays

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Close to 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year. If you’re on a plane for the holidays, here’s some tips on how to avoid getting sick Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born 5 weeks early shares birthday with mom, grandma

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A newborn’s Nov. 19 arrival marked a special date in his family’s calendar for a number of reasons, including that he now shares a birth with his mother and maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom, boyfriend gave baby marijuana after she broke her leg, police say

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Tessa Rose Murray and Nerrell McCoy of Muncie, Ind., were arrested Monday after they failed to seek treatment for their infant daughter’s broken leg and instead gave her marijuana to treat the pain. Continue reading

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{FD} Formerly conjoined twins at Philadelphia hospital released before holidays

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Formerly conjoined twins who had spent more than a year at a hospital in Pennsylvania were discharged Tuesday, just in time to be home for Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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{FD} Salmonella poisoning symptoms and warning signs

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Eating food that’s contaminated with salmonella bacteria may cause you to be ill and experience discomfort for several days. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom jailed over son’s ‘senseless’ strep throat death

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A Canadian mother was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison after her son died of strep throat when she failed to take him to a doctor and attempted to threat his sickness with “holistic remedies.” Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors plan early Christmas for 3-year-old battling cancer

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When 3-year-old Leena Lo’s neighbors found out she may not make it to celebrate Christmas morning, they began planning a surprise homecoming for the little girl who has been fighting cancer for two years. Continue reading

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{FD} Former addict buries self alive in drug awareness campaign

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A former addict has been buried alive outside of a Florida church since Sunday in a bid to raise awareness for drug addiction and to help others kick their habit. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy whose wish for Christmas cards went viral dies

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The 9-year-old boy whose wish for Christmas cards went viral died on Sunday, one week after he was able to enjoy a special celebration of his favorite holiday. Continue reading

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{FD} How to avoid salmonella poisoning during the holiday season

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This holiday season, enjoy your turkey and trimmings — without a side of food poisoning. Continue reading

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{FD} These 8 groups of people are more prone to blood clots

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Find out if you’re at risk for a dangerous—or even deadly—blood clot. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog swallows 8-inch kebab skewer

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A hungry hound was lucky to escape with his life after sneakily wolfing down a barbecue chicken kebab – complete with an eight-inch wooden kebab skewer. Continue reading

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{FD} Trader Joe’s recalls packaged salads over glass shards, plastic concerns

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Trader Joe’s says it has recalled several packaged salads after a supplier said there may be shards of glass or hard plastic inside. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

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Two nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Enormous number’ of parasites in North Korean defector’s body, doctors say

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Doctors discovered an “enormous number” of parasitic worms slithering inside the body of a man who defected from North Korea this week, the ghastly find illustrating the food and hygiene problems rampant inside the guarded walls of the Hermit Kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} First CTE diagnosis on living NFL player confirmed by autopsy, report shows

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Doctors were successfully able to diagnose a living person with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a first for the field of medical research, according to a recently published article. Continue reading

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{FD} Strangers send Christmas ornaments to boy with inoperable brain tumor

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A 6-year-old boy in Georgia is celebrating Christmas with strangers from around the world after a plea on social media for holiday ornaments went viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Why a man’s arm looks like Popeye’s

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He might not be a sailor or have a girlfriend named Olive Oyl, but a man in Japan did share something in common with the cartoon character named Popeye — a bulging biceps in his left upper arm, a new report of the man’s case reveals. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after cleaning up son’s fatal drug overdose, coroner says

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A Pennsylvania coroner believes that a 69-year-old woman who died earlier this month likely came into contact with a deadly substance while cleaning up her son’s drug paraphernalia. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies after undergoing liposuction procedure in Mexico, family says

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A California woman’s “quest for perfection” ended tragically on Saturday when she died after undergoing a liposuction procedure in Mexico that sent her into a coma, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman claims she suffered chemical burns while using essential oil diffuser

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A woman based in London is urging her followers to warn others on the potential dangers of essential oils and diffusers after she claims she suffered chemical burns on her face and eyes. Continue reading

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{FD} Would you use an internet recipe to make your own prescription drugs?

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A pharmaceutical hacking group created controversy by releasing a YouTube video on how to make an epinephrine injector. They plan to release more “recipes” in the near future. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl who lost feet in lawnmower accident learns to dance again

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A little girl who lost both her feet after her dad accidentally ran over her with a lawnmower has defied the odds to keep doing her favorite thing — dance. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl who lost feet in lawn mower accident learns to dance again

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A little girl who lost both her feet after her dad accidentally ran over her with a lawnmower has defied the odds to keep doing her favorite thing — dance. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler’s grilled cheese death prompts change in NYC emergency protocol

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The tragic death of a toddler who died after allegedly eating grilled cheese that cause a severe allergic reaction at a preschool prompted New York City officials on Monday to implement a new protocol: call 911 during medical emergencies. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA warns on use of kratom to treat opioid addiction amid links to 36 deaths

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The FDA issued a public health advisory on Tuesday over the use of kratom, an unapproved botanical substance that originates from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of twins learns she’s expecting triplets

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A Maryland family raising a 6-year-old son and 2-year-old twins were shocked to discover that they would be welcoming triplets this March, all conceived naturally. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘NutriBullet’ users claim devices ‘burst’ causing burns, lacerations

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At least 14 people are suing the makers of ‘NutriBullet’ over claims that the product burst during use, leaving them with severe lacerations and burns. Continue reading

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{FD} What is sex addiction?

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Reports have revealed that actor Kevin Spacey checked himself into the same rehab center where movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is also allegedly seeking treatment for sex addiction. Fox News’ Dr. Manny sits down with two psychologists to discuss what kind… Continue reading

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{FD} How common are flu shot side effects?

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Get the facts about the risks of getting—and not getting—the shot. Continue reading

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{FD} FDA approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

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U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. Continue reading

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{FD} Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

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New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Can your tongue tell you if you’re sick?

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How’s your tongue feeling today? Continue reading

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{FD} Parents of 10-month-old boy who weighs as much as a 9-year-old seek help

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A 10-month-old boy who weighs as much as a typical 9-year-old child is potentially in danger of dying as his parents scramble to raise money for potential treatment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer

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Police in a Massachusetts town paid a special visit to their number one fan — a 2-year-old boy battling brain cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Widow claims 9/11 toxins gave her teacher husband cancer

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The widow of a retired Stuyvesant HS chemistry teacher who died of a rare brain cancer in 2006 says exposure to toxins from the World Trade Center site killed her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Target pulls 2 fidget spinners amid lead concerns

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Target pulled two fidget spinners from store shelves and its website over the weekend after a public advocacy group said it found high levels of lead in the popular products. Continue reading

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{FD} Disneyland cooling towers shut down after cases of Legionnaires’ disease

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Disneyland last week shut down two water-cooling towers after some visitors to the Anaheim, Calif., theme park contracted Legionnaires’ disease. Continue reading

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{FD} United Airlines suspends flights to New Delhi over toxic air

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The airline has suspended flights to, through and from New Delhi as toxic smog enshrouds India’s capital city. Continue reading

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{FD} The psychology behind mass shootings

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Mass murders are becoming all too common in America. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with two prominent psychologists to take a look at the psychology behind mass shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} The surprising reason nighttime injuries are worse than daytime ones

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Be careful of things that go bump in the night, especially if those bumps lead to skin injuries: A new study from England finds that skin injuries that happen at night heal more slowly than those that take place during the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Nurses help sneak dying man’s dog into hospital for final goodbye

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An ailing grandfather died on Wednesday after battling cancer for several years, but not before his team of nurses and grieving relatives hatched a plan to sneak his beloved pooch into the hospital so that he could say a final goodbye. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 things to know about tamoxifen

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Tamoxifen can reduce the risk of a ****** cancer recurrence, but many women complain of side effects like hot flashes and weight gain. Continue reading

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{FD} New at-home fertility test worries experts

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A Silicon Valley startup is allowing people to preorder at-home fertility test kits for $149, but they haven’t shared any scientific studies that show they can deliver accurate results. Continue reading

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{FD} Widow meets man who received husband’s face in transplant surgery

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Standing in a stately Mayo Clinic library, Lilly Ross reached out and touched the face of a stranger, prodding the rosy cheeks and eyeing the hairless gap in a chin she once had known so well. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida boy, 8, nearly killed by pencil

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Teacher Mandi Kapopoulos noticed a trail of juice in the hallway Nov. 1 at Equestrian Trails Elementary in Florida and followed it. Continue reading

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{FD} German nurse may have killed more than 100 patients, prosecutors say

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German prosecutors say they believe a nurse who is serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who faked terminal cancer for donations gets 25 months in jail

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An Alabama woman who duped family and friends into believing she had terminal cancer and collected hundreds of thousands of dollars through GoFundMe pages was sentenced to jail on Wednesday, after she pleaded guilty in August to two charges stemming fr… Continue reading

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