Brain-eating amoeba kills Texas girl Lily Mae Avant after she went swimming in the Brazos River, family confirms

An elementary school student in Texas died after contacting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a local lake, her family confirmed. CBS affiliate KWTX-TV reports that 10-year-old Lily Mae Avant died early Monday after being hospitalized at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth over the past week. According to KWTX, officials believe More...

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By admin On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Medicare fraud: Genetic testing scam preys on seniors’ cancer fears and may be costing taxpayers millions

The trouble began for Ken and Judy Johnson – a pair of retirees from Austin, Texas – at a Fort Lauderdale arts festival. “There was a couple of people in their saying ‘come get your DNA tested,'” More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Noah McAdams custody trial: Florida parents lose custody of 4-year-old son after refusing to complete his chemotherapy

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 7:52 PM EDT Parents Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams remain without custody of their 4-year-old son after a Florida judge ruled they should not have ended his cancer More...

By admin On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Colorado parents say vaping nearly took their daughter’s life

Ruby and Tim Johnson say instead of dropping their daughter, Piper, off for her freshman year of college, they were watching her fight for her life in the ICU. “She feels lucky to be alive,” Ruby More...

By admin On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Cooper City, Florida: 9 students hospitalized after eating “THC-laced” candy

Cooper City, Florida — Authorities say nine students from a Florida charter school ate marijuana-infused candy and were hospitalized with stomach pains. CBS Miami reports that seven boys and two girls More...

By admin On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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9/11 firefighters who arrived early at World Trade Center may have higher heart risks now

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of developing heart problems than those who came later or stayed less, More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Restoration Hardware recall: Retailer recalls flammable Turkish robes and lead-tainted kids’ chair and stool

Consumers who purchased plush robes or vintage-style kids’ chairs and stools from Restoration Hardware should check to see if their purchases are part of two recent safety recalls by the upscale retailer. More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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British teenager went blind from eating only fries and chips, doctors say in warning over junk food-caused malnutrition

An English boy who eats nothing but French fries, potato chips and the occasional piece of ham has been left blind due to the extreme vitamin deficiency in his diet, doctors in Britain said in a report published More...

By admin On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Mindfulness techniques teaching U.K. students to calm down

In our “School Matters” series, stress-reducing exercises in mindfulness are gaining popularity across the world, with apps like Headspace and Calm gaining more than 100 million users. Now, schools More...

By admin On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Amazon rainforest fires: Children in Brazil are having respiratory problems, trouble breathing because of the Amazon fires

Smoke from the Amazon rainforest fires is being blamed for an increase in respiratory problems in Brazil — health problems that are particularly affecting children and the elderly. The number of patients being More...