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HIV, AIDS-related deaths down since 2010, but more work needed: UNAIDS
LOVE_LIFE/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says Tuesday that while progress in reduconing the spread of HIV/AIDS and increasing access to treatment continues, the improvements have come more slowly than in past years.A new report, released this week, shows mixed results. Some countries, the organization says, are making impressive gains in the fight against AIDS, while others are seeing new increases in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths."We urgently need increased political leadership to end AIDS," UNAIDS Executive Director Gunilla Carlsson said in a press release. "Ending AIDS is possible if we focus...
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Sisters read live on Facebook so kids have a bedtime story to listen to
@ZariaxHailey/Instagram (NEW YORK) -- Got books? These girls sure do.Sisters Zaria, 13, and Hailey Willard, 8, from Dover, Delaware, are sharing their love for books with kids across the globe by hosting a live bedtime story session every night on social media.The two share on their Facebook page, "We are already reading each night but we thought it may be beneficial for children who won't get that luxury." "Sunday we go to the library and pick out books for the week," 13-year-old Zaria told ABC News' Good Morning America. "We pick books with characters who look like us, because not...
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USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup
(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) delivered a history-making performance at this year's World Cup, and now we know more about a new training tool that helped the soccer stars dominate.USWNT coaches for the first time in the team's World Cup history tracked players' menstrual cycles and symptoms and instituted practices to help players perform their best."I feel like it's one of many strategies that we deployed that helped us win," Dawn Scott, high performance coach for both the USWNT and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), told "Good Morning America." "I feel like...
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Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people'
Mike Marsland/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- Four-time Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran is opening up about his struggle with social anxiety."I don't like large groups of people, which is ironic given I play to thousands," Sheeran said in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God for Sheeran's YouTube channel.Sheeran also said that he believes his anxiety has come along with his success.Sheeran has sold over 150 million albums but has closed himself off from many of his old friends, he shared. What has brought some stability to his life is marrying his childhood sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn.The couple tied the knot in December and...
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Granger Smith's wife reveals late son River's organs saved two lives
Rick Kern/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Granger Smith and his wife Amber continue to give back to others in the wake of losing their 3-year-old son River to a drowning accident earlier this year.In an Instagram post Sunday, Amber Smith revealed the family donated River's organs after his death, resulting in saving the lives of two people."When 3 different neuro specialists told us that River had 0% chance of brain recovery (yes 0, not 10 or 1%, 0) after shock and reality set in, I thought, how can we bury our sweet baby and not try to help others?" she...
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How these Native American women found the strength to heal through running
Courtesy Alicia Kozlowski (DULUTH, Minn.) -- At 29, Sarah Agaton Howes weighed over 200 pounds and was told by doctors that she could be at risk for diabetes if she didn't adopt a healthier lifestyle.She had also just lost her daughter."Part of you dies when you lose a child," Agaton Howes told Good Morning America."I grew up watching sickness around me all the time, and that was where I was headed," she said.But she found a way to save herself -- and others: running.Never seeing and learning to believe"I remember being at a 5K [run] at the [Fond du Lac]...
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Ada Valley raw beef recalled due to possible contamination with broken metal bits
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Ada Valley Gourmet Foods Inc. has recalled nearly 3,500 pounds of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically broken metal bits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.The premixed raw beef was produced on May 20 and shipped to hospitals.The problem was discovered on July 11 when a customer notified the plant of the problem, according to the USDA. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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After losing husband to rare neurological disease, a widow tries to raise awareness
Debbie Feldman (AVON, Conn.) -- Debbie Feldman lived the American dream for most of her adult years -- she married her best friend (a prominent attorney), succeeded in her career working as an accountant and raised their two sons in the highly desirable suburban town of Avon, Connecticut.For nearly two decades, the happy family-of-four thrived in their loving home. But in 2004, things unfortunately took a drastic turn when Sam, Feldman's husband, was unexpectedly diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP): an uncommon, degenerative brain disease that has similar symptoms to Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as...
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Migrant children in detention facilities could face long-term health struggles: Pediatrician
Saul Schwarz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Migrant children living in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities will likely face long-term physical and mental health challenges, a top pediatrician told ABC News.Sally Goza, the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said detained children face unique stress levels.“That kind of stress makes children be on high alert, red alert, where their brain can’t do the things that are really the work of childhood, which is learning and playing,” Goza said on ABC News’ “The Debrief.”These children could face prolonged “toxic stress,” which can cause life-long depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, developmental issues...
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Teen shark attack victim opens up about 'healing' after losing a leg
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The North Carolina teen who was bit by a shark earlier this summer is now out of the hospital after losing her leg and two fingers, but maintaining a positive attitude, saying "I'm not forgetting my other responsibilities and hopes and dreams and all that." Paige Winter, 17, was attacked while swimming in waist-deep waters off the coast of North Carolina on June 2. She lost two fingers and her left leg was amputated.She has been undergoing several types of aggressive physical therapy every day, including mirror therapy, which she told ABC News' Good Morning...
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Study: Cutting only 300 calories a day can cut your risk of diabetes, heart disease
AndreyPopov/iStock (NEW YORK) -- It’s no secret -- watching what you eat can help keep your heart healthy. But new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has reached a surprising conclusion: even those of us with a healthy weight might benefit from cutting out a relatively small number calories from our daily diet. “We wanted to investigate the effect of calorie restriction on disease markers in healthy, young humans,” Dr. William Kraus, preventative cardiologist and lead author of the study, told ABC News. “We found that a small calorie reduction -- around 300 -- appears to be beneficial...
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Hilary Duff mom-shamed for baby having pierced ears: Here's what parents should know
ArtShotPhoto/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A seemingly innocent moment Hilary Duff thought she was sharing with fans has ignited unexpected controversy on Instagram.The actress-singer recently posted a photo of herself holding her 8-month-old daughter, Banks, who appeared to have ears pierced.Duff's prior posts show the child earring-free, which could be what caused the so-called mommy shaming against the mother of two."We usually recommend the youngest being 3 months due to risk of infection from a process like piercing," Dr. Julie Capiola, a pediatrician with Premier Pediatrics in New York, tells ABC News' Good Morning America. "It's a cultural or personal choice...
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