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David Cassidy is battling dementia

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Bobby Bank/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Partridge Family star, David Cassidy, said he will stop touring as a musician so that he can focus on his health asRead More

Former neurosurgeon sentenced to life in prison for botched surgery

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WFAA-TV(DALLAS) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been sentenced to life in prison after he maimed an elderly woman during surgery in 2012. Mary Efurd testified against Dr. Christopher Duntsch,Read More

Study: Majority of parents with children at home don't lock up prescribed opioids

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite a rise in opioid dependency in the U.S., a majority of parents who have prescription opioids at home do not report storing them safely, accordingRead More

Your Body: Over-diagnosis in breast cancer patients

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iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor A new study out of Denmark is sparking more debate as to whether mammography can lead to unnecessary treatments in some women.Read More

Famine declared in South Sudan

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iStock/Thinkstock(UNITY STATE, South Sudan) — Parts of South Sudan are experiencing a famine as the United Nations says some 100,000 people are facing starvation, according to a BBC News report.Read More

64-year old gives birth to twins

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iStock(BURGOS, Spain) — A 64-year old woman in northern Spain has given birth to healthy fraternal twins. The mother had undergone fertility treatments in the United States. Both babies areRead More

Grandma on bed rest delights social media with her stunning paintings

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Courtesy of Jill Sobocinski(NEW YORK) — This grandma is delighting the internet with her stunning, colorful paintings. Joan Holland, 83, has been on bed rest in her assisted living facilityRead More

Woman suffering diabetic shock airlifted by Coast Guard from Royal Caribbean cruise ship

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USCG(NEW YORK) — A 75-year-old woman experiencing diabetic shock was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday morning from a cruise ship located approximately 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras,Read More

Couple reveals pregnancy by pretending to take photos of family to capture 'authentic reaction'

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Barry Page(ATLANTA) — One Atlanta couple had a novel way to reveal that they were expecting their first child. Erika and Kareem Hall pretended to take photographs of their family,Read More

China battling bird flu surge

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Image Source/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — China is experiencing a surge in H7N9 “bird flu” infections. According to the New York Times, on Friday, officials have confirmed eight deaths and 77 new diagnosesRead More