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'Mommy Dead and Dearest': What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

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FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) The HBO documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest” explores the chilling events that led up to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, mother of Gypsy Rose. Blanchard was a single mother who raised and supported her daughter through a number of suspected health issues, from epilepsy to muscular dystrophy. She insisted her daughter could not walk, and had a mental handicap.

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Elite runner tackles cancer while crossing the finish line

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FoxNews.com -- (06/22/2017) Even while she is fighting cancer for the fourth time in eight years, elite runner Gabe Grunewald is keeping up a busy racing season—and inspiring thousands of people in the process. This week she has a liver biopsy on Monday, begins chemotherapy on Tuesday, and plans to race a 1500 meters at the Music City Distance Carnival on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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9-year-old's 911 call saves pregnant mom's life

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FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) A 9-year-old boy is being credited with saving his pregnant mom’s life after he calmly called 911 when he noticed she was making strange noises and shaking. Conner Rezewski, of Oregon, made the emergency call for his mother, Michele, on June 10, and then calmly called his father, Brett, to tell him what happened.  

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Mickey Mouse signs to deaf toddler during Disney dinner

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FoxNews.com -- (06/20/2017) A toddler’s trip to Disney World turned into a dream come true for his family when Mickey Mouse surprised them with sign language during a dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants. Bethany Rodgers, whose son Jay is deaf, shared a moving clip of the interaction on her Facebook page.  “This is why I love Disney!” Rodgers wrote alongside the May video. 

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Broccoli compound could help treat type 2 diabetes

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FoxNews.com -- (06/19/2017) Some people don't like to eat their vegetables , but for obese people with type 2 diabetes , broccoli could hold the key to slowing, and potentially reversing, the disease, according to a new study. Scientists used both computational and experimental research to zero in on a network of 50 genes that cause symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes. 

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Pets Left in Hot Cars Video included

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“If you wouldn’t leave a human in a car, you shouldn’t leave and animal – your dog, your cat, whatever it might be – in your hot car either.” says Greene County Evironmental Health Administrator Erica Little. In the last 16 days, there have been 29 reports of pets in hot cars, with some of those cases having multiple pets in a single vehicle. 

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California girl dies during dental procedure

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FoxNews.com -- (06/16/2017) A California girl died while undergoing a simple dental procedure on Monday, leaving her parents with unanswered questions in her death, her family said.  Daleyza Avila Hernandez, 3, was getting two teeth pulled and caps put on two others at the Children's Dental Surgery Center in Stockton, east of San Francisco, her family told Fox 40. "My daughter was very healthy," Araceli Avila said.

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Exercise: The secret to aging slowly

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FoxNews.com -- (6/15/2017)  You have all heard the benefits of regular exercise. It will lower your blood pressure, strengthen your heart, and reduce stress in your life, but there is another great benefit. Exercise actually slows the aging process, preserving your youth right down to your DNA.

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Philadelphia hospital separates conjoined twins

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FoxNews.com -- (06/14/2017) A team successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins during an 11-hour surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said Tuesday. The hospital said sisters Erin and Abby Delaney, of North Carolina, are recovering in the intensive care unit after last week's procedure. The surgery was carefully orchestrated, down to marking monitors and equipment with green or purple tape, one color assigned to each girl. 

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Connecticut boy saves grandfather's life twice

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FoxNews.com - (06/12/2017) A young boy is being hailed as a hero after he saved his grandfather from drowning in a pool early Saturday morning. Noah Humphrey, 11, is your typical boy who loves to spend time with his grandfather and go to one of his favorite places, the backyard pool. However, around 9 a.m., something unexpected happened. As Noah was tanning on the deck, he saw his 57-year-old grandfather try to stand up but couldn't. 

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Even moderate drinking could hurt your brain

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FoxNews.com -- (06/09/2017) A variety of studies have linked heavy drinking to brain damage and dementia, but a new one suggests moderate drinking might also hurt the brain and perhaps lead to memory loss. Despite studies suggesting drinking in moderation might be good for you, the latest in the British Medical Journal determined that middle-aged moderate drinkers were more likely than light or non-drinkers to suffer a decline in language ability over a 30-year period.

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Toddler brain-dead after caregiver allegedly put him in car seat improperly

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FoxNews.com -- (06/08/2017) An Indiana toddler was declared brain-dead after a caregiver allegedly strapped him into a car seat improperly, causing the youngster to stop breathing, his family claimed.  Major Maxie's father found his 17-month-old son slumped over in a car seat last Wednesday when a caregiver from Lineline Youth and Family Services dropped him off at his home, Jackie Smith, the grandmother, told Fox 59.

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How Many Calories Do You Actually Need Per Day

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Foxnews.com--(06/07/2017) Nutrition terms like “calories” are thrown around all the time, and you see them come up on nutrition labels and in conversation. How exactly do calories relate to your health and weight, and what do you need to know about them? First of all, what exactly is a calorie?

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4-year-old thriving despite 100 bone breaks

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 ATLANTA, Ga. -- (06/05/17) A Georgia preschooler who was “born broken” is thriving despite more than 100 bone breaks and a genetic collagen disorder that left his skeletal frame so fragile that his parents weren’t sure how to hold him. “His willpower and determination are awe-inspiring,” Brianna Elrod, Easton Elrod’s mother, told Fox 5 Atlanta. “I don’t know any other way to say it. He just gets up and does his thing.

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