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Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A deadly flu epidemic spreading across the nation has now claimed the lives of at least 30 children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC’s latest influenza-associated pediatric mortality report released Friday shows that at least 10 children died between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, and the others have died the since …

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Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas

Orlando Health(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Sarai Arce loves to dance. The 6-year-old loves the poses. Dancing, she said, makes her “happy.” When Sarai was born, her mother, Wanda Arce of Orlando, Florida, said, she was diagnosed with brittle bone disease. Doctors said she may never walk. Sarai started walking when she was 3 years old, yet she could not participate in …

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Man saved from sticky situation after fermenting molasses apparently knocks him out cold

alpaksoy/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Houston firefighters came to the rescue of a man who lost consciousness on a cargo ship after apparently succumbing to the gases released from fermenting molasses, authorities said. The worker was 75 feet deep in the docked ship’s cargo hold Thursday when a shipment of molasses in the same compartment started to ferment, the Port of Houston Fire …

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About 175,000 UGG comforters recalled due to risk of mold exposure

penkanya/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that Bed Bath & Beyond has voluntarily recalled about 175,000 UGG comforters due to the risk of mold exposure. The recalled Hudson comforters by UGG were sold at the retailer between August 2017 and October 2017, both in-store and online. The recall notice says that mold could be present, …

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CDC: Despite declining numbers of American smokers, 38 million still smoke cigarettes

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, according to the newest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 38 million smoked “every day” or “some days” in 2016. The data was released by the CDC on Thursday and comes from the National Health Interview Survey. According to the CDC, those figures indicate that among adults …

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After Larry Nassar, how to talk to kids about sexual abuse

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For Kiela Daley, a mother of a 7-year-old girl on a competitive gymnastics team in Rhode Island, watching the sentencing of former USA Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar for sexual misconduct has been emotionally charged and difficult to watch. “It’s incredibly frightening,” Daley said about Nassar, who has been accused of sexual misconduct …

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Save Time Cleaning With These Kitchen Hacks

  Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share some of her top hacks for easy and cost-saving ways to tidy up your home using items you most likely already have around the house. Here is a breakdown of how you can use some common household items to tackle some of the hardest-to-clean messes …

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Baltimore Pastor’s Non-Profit Helps Families With Mental Health After Violence

Andre Humphrey(BALTIMORE) — In 2014, 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was sitting on her porch in Baltimore when a stray bullet struck and killed her while she was playing. As police and EMTs swirled around the grieving and traumatized family, another first responder was called in: Pastor Andre Humphrey. Humphrey has run the Baltimore Trauma Response Team (BTRT), a non-profit organization that …

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