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Tom Brady's claim that hydration prevents sunburns raises eyebrows

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady’s claim that staying ultra-hydrated helps protect him from the sun’s rays is raising eyebrows on social media. “When I was growing up, and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot. I was a fair-skinned Irish boy, after all. These days, even if I get an adequate amount of sun, I …

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Girl collects more than 2,300 pairs of silly socks for fellow patients in hospital

vitapix/iStock/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A 12-year-old girl has collected thousands of pairs of silly socks for her friends staying in the hospital where she receives chemotherapy. Emma Becker has been a patient for 4 years at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford for neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes tumors in her optic nerves and brain. To cheer up her …

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Cheat days may actually help dieters lose weight, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taking cheat days, or breaks, while dieting may actually help aid weight loss, according to a new study from Australian researchers. The small study looked at two groups of obese men who participated in a four-month diet requiring them to restrict calorie intake by one-third. What to know about the ketogenic diet One group of dieters maintained …

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Woman paints motivational messages in middle school girls bathrooms

(Credit: Shari Jackson Link / Shari Link Designs) Shari Jackson Link of Fayetteville, N.C., painted positive messages in the girls’ bathrooms at Fayetteville Academy to “inspire them to be nice.” (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — These aren’t your ordinary middle school girls’ bathrooms. The colorful messages covering the walls at Fayetteville Academy in North Carolina are spreading positivity, inspiring the girls to …

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United Nations report says too few antibiotics being worked on

luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A United Nations report warns that there aren’t enough new antibiotics under development to ward off the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report, released by the World Health Organization, says most drugs currently in the pipeline are modifications of existing antibiotics, which only represent short-term solutions. As a result, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom called the current …

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Eight-year-old boy meets his bone marrow donor for the first time

Good Morning America(NEW YORK) — An 8-year-old cancer survivor met the stranger who donated her bone marrow to him for the very first time on Good Morning America on Wednesday. “Thank you for saving my life,” A.J. told his donor, Alex Momany, during the emotional meeting. “It was my pleasure,” Momany, 24, replied. A.J. was connected with Momany through the …

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