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Chewing gum while walking may help you burn more calories, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Chewing gum isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of weight loss. But with more than 70 percent of adults in the ...

Sun safety tips to avoid having a summer 'fry day'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As pools and parks open and people flood the nation's beaches this Memorial Day weekend, many are cheering the unofficial start of summer. But doctors ...

Cars alone in the sun can feel like an oven in little more than an hour for a child left inside

Metro Nashville Police (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- It happened again this week, a 1-year-old girl was accidentally left in a car seat in the back of her parents’ pickup truck ...

FDA warns: Don’t let your children sink their teeth into benzocaine

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The crying echoes through your house – your teething baby is miserable, and all you are wishing for is some peace for the both of ...

How Norbert, the adorable high-fiving therapy dog, became a social media star

norberthedog/Instagram (NEW YORK) -- Nine years ago, Julie Steines was looking on Petfinder for her first dog and stumbled upon a little white ball of fluff that was just ...

Is running more than 100 miles good for your heart?

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- If running is good for you, is running 100 miles better?ABC News' latest digital documentary, Ice Runner, focuses on Alicja Barahona, a 64-year-old resident ...

The latest dating trend tied to social media: 'orbiting'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Have you been a victim of orbiting?It's not quite ghosting, when someone completely cuts off contact after a date, but it's a new term to ...

Loneliness does more than pull on your heart strings -- it may hurt your heart

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Silent, uncomfortable, forlorn, withdrawn -- these are all feelings likely felt by the lonely.Research shows that these feelings don’t just cause emotional stress, they are ...

Breaking down the debate over violent video games and school shootings

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The investigation into the latest deadly school shooting is far from over, but that hasn't stopped some people from drawing conclusions about the alleged shooter's ...

Vegas shooting survivor and surgeon that saved him share unlikely connection

Creatas/Thinkstock (LAS VEGAS) -- Hours after tragedy struck at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 of last year, an unlikely connection was discovered ...

Washington, DC, mayor reveals she's adopted a baby: 'People start their families in many different ways'

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The mayor of Washington, D.C., is a 45-year-old single woman who has worked her way to the very top of the city’s government, becoming ...

7 firefighter dads who welcomed babies within months pose in seriously adorable photo shoot

ABCNews.com (GLENPOOL, Okla.) -- These firefighter experienced a serious baby boom after seven of them welcomed newborns just months apart.The ladder-men of Glenpool Fire Department in Glenpool, Oklahoma, posed ...

Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Good news -- cancer deaths are down overall.Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a ...

Blind, elderly horse rescued after falling into 8-foot well

Jackie Wesselman/Reily Township Fire and EMS (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- This was a rescue that emergency workers in Germantown, Ohio, won't soon forget.A horse that is more than 20 years ...

About the experimental vaccine deployed in Congo to fight the Ebola virus

DigitalVision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back –- rushing more ...

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