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DNA and genetic genealogy are becoming the 'major game-changer' to heat up decades-old cold cases

KOMO(NEW YORK) — On March 26, 1986, sixth-grader Michella Welch disappeared while at a Washington state park with her two young sisters, never to be seen alive again. The 12-year-old’s body was found that night; she had been sexually assaulted and killed from blunt force trauma to the head, officials said. KOMODNA was recovered and a number of men were …

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Researchers say poliovirus may help treat brain cancer

iStock/ThinkstockBy PETRINA CRAINE (NEW YORK) — Glioblastoma is a type of brain cancer that has recently been quite visible in the media after Sen. John McCain was treated for it. Glioblastoma claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people in 2015. However, researchers at Duke University are working to reduce that number through oncolytic virus therapy from an unexpected medical …

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Sparklers leading cause of fireworks-related injuries: CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(NEW YORK) — With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind consumers of the risks involved in setting off fireworks. At a Wednesday news conference, CPSC acting chairman Ann Marie Buerkle said an estimated 12,900 people suffered fireworks-related injuries last year, with 67 percent of those injuries …

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Husband, wife work together to lose 135 pounds

Instagram/@losermentality(NEW YORK) — Shandra and Gerald Redwine have lost a combined 135 pounds over the past four years. Their secret? “We are a team,” Gerald Redwine told “GMA.” “So for me it was [to] support my wife and support my family, so it’s easy, honestly.” The Michigan couple’s weight loss journey began when they decided to start a family. “I …

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Husband, wife lose 135 pounds together: Their secrets for staying on track on vacation

Instagram/@losermentality(NEW YORK) — Shandra and Gerald Redwine have lost a combined 135 pounds over the past four years. Their secret? “We are a team,” Gerald Redwine told “GMA.” “So for me it was [to] support my wife and support my family, so it’s easy, honestly.” The Michigan couple’s weight loss journey began when they decided to start a family. “I …

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Student-peer organization helps erase stigma tied to mental-health issues: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With news of rising suicide rates, there is a growing movement to remove the stigma associated with mental health throughout the nation. That effort includes college campuses, where previous national studies showed that 11 percent of students reported suicidal thoughts but only 24 percent got the treatment they needed and that number has since increased. One organization …

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New marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug approved by FDA

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN (NEW YORK) — Epidiolex, a medication formulated from a cannabidiol (CBD) substance derived from the marijuana plant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children and adults over the age of 2. It treats Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), two rare epilepsy disorders that primarily affect children. What is Epidiolex? Epidiolex …

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Road Trips And The Biggest Source Of Stress In The Car

  Just in time for summer road trip season, Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, polled more than 1,000 parents with young kids to find out what gets moms’ and dads’ goats on those long haul voyages. Turns out more than half of those polled say choosing where to stop is the biggest cause of stress …

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