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Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A deadly flu epidemic spreading across the nation has now claimed the lives of at least 30 children, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas

Orlando Health (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Sarai Arce loves to dance. The 6-year-old loves the poses. Dancing, she said, makes her "happy."When Sarai was born, her mother, Wanda Arce of ...

Man saved from sticky situation after fermenting molasses apparently knocks him out cold

alpaksoy/iStock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- Houston firefighters came to the rescue of a man who lost consciousness on a cargo ship after apparently succumbing to the gases released from fermenting molasses, ...

About 175,000 UGG comforters recalled due to risk of mold exposure

penkanya/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that Bed Bath & Beyond has voluntarily recalled about 175,000 UGG comforters due to the risk of ...

CDC: Despite declining numbers of American smokers, 38 million still smoke cigarettes

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- While fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, according to the newest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 38 million smoked "every day" ...

After Larry Nassar, how to talk to kids about sexual abuse

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- For Kiela Daley, a mother of a 7-year-old girl on a competitive gymnastics team in Rhode Island, watching the sentencing of ...

Chicago elementary students sickened after possibly consuming laced candy

ABCNews.com (CHICAGO) -- More than a dozen Chicago elementary school students were hospitalized on Wednesday after consuming candy that may have been laced with an unknown substance, police said.The ...

Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital

Fouque Michaël/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has ...

The latest trend in tea is a whipped topping made of cheese

gpointstudio/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Iced, hot, sweetened or with milk, it seems like there's plenty of options for tea drinkers already. But one trendy addition to the menu is ...

Miami police officer gives new wheelchair to homeless amputee

WPLG (MIAMI) -- A kind Miami Police Department officer helped a homeless man get a new wheelchair.Officer Anna Lazcano had regularly checked on Rafael Alvarez and noticed his previous ...

NYPD officers deliver baby on West Side of Manhattan

WABC (NEW YORK) -- Two NYPD officers helped deliver a baby on the West Side of Manhattan Tuesday morning.Officers Tiffany Phillips and Carlos Guadalupe, both 12-year veterans, assisted after ...

New Hampshire hospital accidentally exposes patient to HIV, family says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An 85-year-old New Hampshire man may have accidentally been exposed to HIV after a hospital mistakenly injected him with an insulin pen previously used on ...

Boy hears live music for the 1st time thanks to cochlear implant

Brenda Lee (DALLAS) -- Sweet video captured the first time a young boy heard live music.According to his parents, Brenda and Cody Lee, Jace Lee, 4, lost his hearing ...

Why internet craze the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly

Tide / Procter & Gamble (NEW YORK) -- Spring cleaning may be several months away, but laundry detergent is making big headlines this week as a dangerous stunt called ...

6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies after bat scratch

iStock/Thinkstock (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The father of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died after trying to save a rabid bat said he's "never loved anyone or anything more."The sick ...

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