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Friday, Oct 20

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Nun on the run is praying for you

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Sister Mary Agnus Dei is used to the stares and double-takes as she cruises the streets in her habit.

Surprisingly simple way boost your flu shot's effectiveness

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This is the secret to making your flu shot work better, says a new study.

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Woman diagnosed with 'broken-heart syndrome' after loss of beloved dog

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Doctors were expecting to treat a Texas woman who was mourning the death of her beloved Yorkshire terrier for a possible heart attack, only to discover that her symptoms were actually due to a broken heart.

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Oklahoma inmate suffered from 91-hour erection, lawsuit claims

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A former Oklahoma inmate is suing for $5 million dollars in a lawsuit that claims prison officials let him suffer in “unbearable pain” after being denied treatment for a 91-hour erection.

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Florida nursing home bills resident who died during Hurricane Irma

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A Florida nursing home that charged one of its residents who was killed when Hurricane Irma created sweltering conditions at the facility has blamed an automatic payment system for the error, and claims that the family has been refunded.

Backyard chicken coop trend linked to spike in salmonella cases

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More than 1,100 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks so far this year, with health officials pointing to an increase in backyard coops as the cause.

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Your brain knows when you've just died, researchers say

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Researchers from New York’s NYU Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people are aware that they died, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death.

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Henna artist from Idaho uses talents to help cancer patients

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A henna artist from Idaho is using her talents to help children with cancer.

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Manchester, one of the many epicenters of opioid epidemic, saw nearly 120 overdoses last month

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The statistics on opioid abuse, overdoses and drug-related deaths in the U.S. are staggering.

Thursday, Oct 19

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74-year-old man walks for miles in search of kidney donor for wife

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A 74-year-old man has taken to the streets in a desperate search to find a kidney donor for his wife.

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Brain may know your dead after you die, study suggests

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Driven by ambition and curiosity to learn what lies on the other side of death, five medical students deliberately stop their hearts in order to experience "the afterlife" in the new thriller "Flatliners" (Sony Pictures), which opened in U…

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California doctor hops on motorcycle to help evacuate babies during wildfires

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The colleagues of a California doctor have been calling him James Dean after he hopped on his motorcycle to help evacuate eight premature babies from a NICU as wildfires threatened the hospital.

Man's artificial hip infected with 'rabbit fever'

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A severe pain in one man's artificial hip joint turned out to be caused by an extremely rare bacterial infection, according to a new report of the man's case.

Once-a-month shot for opioid addiction works as well as daily medication, study finds

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A study finds a monthly shot to treat opioid addiction was as effective in maintaining short-term abstinence as a more commonly prescribed daily treatment.

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Mom pens touching thank you post to daughter's nurses

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A mother’s thank you note to the pediatric nurses caring for her 2-year-old daughter who is battling cancer has gone viral, receiving more than 51,000 reactions and nearly 28,000 shares since it was posted earlier this month.

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Insurer allegedly sends coverage denial letter to 9-month-old with brain cancer

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The 9-month-old son of a retired NYPD officer allegedly received a letter from the family’s insurance company recently, explaining that the clinical trial he was enrolled in to treat aggressive brain cancer was “not medically necessary,”…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Managing diverticulitis with diet

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Diverticulitis is a disease caused by small pouches called diverticula in the colon (or large intestine) that bulge outward.

Cancer linked to breast implants is on the rise

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Cases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to breast implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review.

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Death toll hits 19 in San Diego hepatitis A outbreak

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Health officials in San Diego tallied another death linked to a massive hepatitis A outbreak on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 19.

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NYPD training helps officers respond to calls involving mentally ill

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Police officers in New York City can take part in training program focused on skills that will help them respond to calls involving people with mental health concerns.

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Boy given 5 percent chance of survival marks 1st birthday

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Liam Stephenson and his family are celebrating an important milestone that not many believed he would reach after he spent his first weeks of life fighting to survive in the NICU.

Puppy nearly dies after eating gravel

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A poor pup needed emergency surgery after the dog started eating mouthfuls of gravel.

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Woman whose brain is 'dropping' out of skull fundraising for life-saving surgery

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A desperately ill woman whose brain is dropping out of her skull won't live to see Christmas this year if she doesn't raise enough money for life saving surgery.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Man accused of helping girlfriend commit suicide said he thought she had terminal cancer

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Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors.

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Looking for melanoma

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Nearly everyone has some sort of spot or mole on their body.

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High school forfeits football game after 9 players take blows to head

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A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports.

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Dad's fatal asthma attack possibly linked to California fires, girlfriend claims

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The family of a 27-year-old California man who died on Sunday after spending four days on life support said he suffered an asthma attack potentially linked to the North Bay wildfires.

After losing a son to opioids, one dentist is fighting to change how his profession deals with addiction

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Dr. Omar Abubaker is campaigning for dental schools to train future dentists in the responsible prescribing of opioid painkillers.

Mysterious illness causes boy to sleep for 11 days

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A Kentucky boy woke up after sleeping for 11 days straight for unknown reasons, a medical mystery the left doctors puzzled, a report said.

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Hundreds celebrate 'Brocktober' with 7-year-old battling brain cancer

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A mother’s request for Halloween cards to be sent to her sick son has given way to the birth of “Brocktober,” with hundreds lining up to help the 7-year-old celebrate his favorite month.