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Chris Christie joining Trump effort to combat opioids

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to play a role in a new White House effort to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a White HouseRead More

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

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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 onRead More

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

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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 allowedRead More

Teen brings little girl's mermaid dream to life

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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,Read More

The workout secrets of a trucker fitness guru

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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 BalekaRead More

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

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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.Read More

Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project

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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 beforeRead More

Free baby boxes welcomed in fight against sleep-related deaths

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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 sleepRead More

Physicians call for drug abuse to be treated as 'chronic disease'

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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 medicalRead More

Runners help carry fatigued runner to half-marathon finish line

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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 ofRead More