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How President Trump’s ‘Energy Independence’ executive order will impact the Clean Power Plan

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed on Tuesday the “Energy Independence” executive order, requiring the review of a regulation unpopular in coal country states where he was wildly popular on election day. The order also unravels former President Barack Obama’s goal of tackling climate change. “Today I’m taking bold action on that promise,” Trump said at the signing of the …

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Brain implants helps paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in years

Case Western Reserve University(CLEVELAND) — After years of paralysis, a man was able to pick up a cup of coffee and take a sip, thanks to experimental technology that allowed brain signals to control his arm with the help of a computer. The researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center documented their work in a …

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Teen brings little girl’s mermaid dream to life

Keegan Carnahan/Twitter: @selftltledtyler(TAMPA, Fla.) — One little girl’s magical mermaid dreams of being “Under the Sea” came true during bath time last week. Keegan Carnahan, a teen from Tampa, Florida, was helping give her nanny’s daughter a bath while the nanny, Jenna Haslam, was busy making dinner. Haslam’s daughter, 3-year-old Alidy Clark, thought Carnahan looked like a real-life mermaid because …

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The workout secrets of a trucker fitness guru

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A former Olympic hopeful-turned-truck driver has released a book on how to stay fit and lose weight even if you have a largely sedentary lifestyle. Siphiwe Baleka is attempting to revolutionize the trucking industry, which has often been called one of the country’s unhealthiest industries. The fitness guru and long-haul trucker shared tips from his new book, …

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Reporter’s notebook: What I learned about my body after being in a metabolic chamber

ABC News/Mara SchiavocampoBy MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO ABC News’ Mara Schiavocampo shared her experiences after spending a day inside a metabolic chamber at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Schiavocampo’s journey, which aired on “Good Morning America,” was the first time that TV cameras were allowed to peek into a metabolic chamber, which is used to monitor your total …

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Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project

iStock/Thinkstock(SOUTH WEYMOUTH, Mass.) — A Massachusetts mother said her fifth-grader suffered severe burns after playing with homemade slime, a project she said she’s done with her daughter many times before without incident. Siobhan Quinn said her 11-year-old daughter, Kathleen, endured second and third-degree burns on her hands after playing with the homemade slime, a “do it yourself” trend that surged …

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Free baby boxes welcomed in fight against sleep-related deaths

The Baby Box Company(NEW YORK) — Alabama will give families of all newborns in the state free baby boxes in which to slumber if they take a quiz on sleep safety. The initiative, to start Wednesday, follows New Jersey and Ohio’s campaigns for infant sleep safety with the Baby Box Co. For Alabama, however, the goal is for the state …

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Physicians call for drug abuse to be treated as ‘chronic disease’

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With drug overdoses causing tens of thousands of deaths every year in the U.S., physicians are calling for the crisis to be treated like a medical emergency. On Monday, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper arguing that action needs to be taken by the medical community and others to stem the crisis, …

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Runners help carry fatigued runner to half-marathon finish line

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A trio of runners were caught on camera coming to the aid of a fatigued runner whose legs appeared to buckle within sight of the finish line of a half-marathon in Philadelphia on Sunday. Video shows the unnamed female runner struggling to hold herself up as she nears the end of the Philadelphia Love Run Half-Marathon. A fellow …

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Teen with cancer dies days after Beyonce FaceTimes with her

Phil McCarten/CBS(HOUSTON) — Ebony Banks, the Houston teen battling a rare form of cancer, has died — just days after her wish to speak to her idol Beyonce was fulfilled. A spokesman for Alief Independent School District, where Banks was a student, confirmed that she passed away early Sunday morning. “I understand she had a smile on her face till …

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