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May 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm
(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 influences. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick argued that violent video games have created young people who are "desensitized to...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:15 pm
(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 between an injured survivor and the doctor that saved his life. Philip Aurich and his girlfriend Alyson Opper were at the music festival when...
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May 22, 2018 - 10:07 am
(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 year for women, according to a new report. And although cancer rates actually increased slightly between 2010 and 2014 for children -- 1...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- This was a rescue that emergency workers in Germantown, Ohio, won't soon forget. A horse that is more than 20 years old and blind fell backward into an 8-foot-deep well pit on containing pressure tanks and pumps on Sunday morning, Germantown Fire Chief Dan Alldred told ABC News...
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May 21, 2018 - 1:35 pm
(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 than 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 26 deaths have been tied to the current...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- Suicide-related hospital visits for children have increased sharply in the U.S., new research finds. The study in Pediatrics found that from 2008 to 2015 the proportion of children's hospital visits arising from suicide attempts or suicidal thinking nearly doubled from .81 percent to...
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May 20, 2018 - 3:26 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in actually finding a tumor. Researchers in the U.K. wanted a diagnostic tool that would be...
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May 20, 2018 - 8:41 am
(BROOKLYN, New York) -- More than two dozen people at the same street corner had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana in Brooklyn on Saturday night. Police sources told New York ABC station WABC-TV that officers reported to a street corner in the...
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