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How to pick the right shoe for your workout
BrianAJackson/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Starting 2019 on the right foot can quickly lead to foot pain if the shoes you're working out in are not right.Whether you are running, cross-training or weight lifting, comfort is key, according to Stephanie Blozy, the owner of a Fleet Feet Sports store in West Hartford, Connecticut."If the shoe feels comfortable on your foot, it’s probably going to be less likely to cause injury down the road," she said.Rebecca Kennedy, master tread instructor at Peloton, which launched its at-home tread workouts last year, said women need to be savvy shoe shoppers to feel and look...
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How dogs are saving diabetics' lives
iStock By DR. AZKA AFZAL (NEW YORK) -- Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics?A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent of episodes of abnormal blood sugar -- incidents that can be dangerous, even deadly, for type 1 diabetics.How do they do it?Dogs that are noted to have a better sense of smell, such as golden retrievers, than their counterparts are the ones chosen for...
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Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback
Tero Vesalainen/iStock BY: DR. TIFFANY TRUONG (WASHINGTON) -- Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a "breakthrough therapy" by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing therapies for a life threatening disease.” According to Michael Pehl, president and CEO of Immunomedics, the reason the medication was not approved for wide availability was due to “issues...exclusively focused on chemistry, manufacturing and control matters” and that “no new clinical or preclinical data...
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Moms donate thousands of ounces of breast milk to help mother undergoing cancer treatment
Rhiannon Lindley (WASHINGTON) -- A woman who was diagnosed with cancer months after giving birth has received thousands of ounces in breast milk donations from fellow moms she's never met. Rhiannon Lindley, 27, recently put a call out on her Facebook page asking for milk donations and the response "blew her away." "It's hard to describe how wonderful it really is, all these women taking the time to feed my child," Lindley of Springfield, Missouri, told "Good Morning America." "She's strong and beautiful and healthy because of them." Lindley is a nurse, caregiver to her brother Jesse and mom to...
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APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about traditional masculinity
noipornpan/iStock (NEW YORK) -- How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients?These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across the country. Most recently, an ad for the razor company Gillette prompted many men to throw away their Gillette products in a defensive protest. The ad asked men to be better, to stand against toxic masculinity and stop excusing sexual harassment, bullying and fighting...
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Does booty sculpting machine praised by Khloé Kardashian work?
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Kardashian family is known for their famous curves and there are plenty of fans who want to achieve similar looks.So when Khloé Kardashian shared some "booty" secrets on her former blog -- crediting kettlebell weights, a boss balance trainer and The DB Method Machine for her figure -- ABC News had to investigate.The DB Method Machine is "a booty sculptor that you can easily fold up and store out of sight??? Yassss, please!” she wrote enthusiastically to her followers.What is The DB Method?The DB Method is a machine that "sets the body in the...
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Just smelling junk food can fight cravings for it, study shows
zeljkosantrac/iStock (NEW YORK) -- As anyone who has ever worked in a fast food -- or any -- restaurant can tell you, the smell of unhealthy food can put you off the stuff. Scientists have now confirmed that a great way to fight your craving for fries, pizza and other junk food is to be exposed to the smell of the stuff for a few minutes. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and published in the Journal of Marketing Research, used a series of experiments where people of various ages were exposed to the smell of...
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Patients who may have contracted hepatitis at NJ surgical center file lawsuit
Pixel_away/iStock (SADDLE BROOK, N.J.) -- Two patients from a New Jersey surgical center have tested positive for hepatitis, their attorney said Thursday.The HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook warned thousands of patients last month about potential exposure to dangerous infections after what it called a “lapse in infection control.”Attorney Michael Maggiano said one of his clients is a patient who tested positive for hepatitis A and the other client is a patient who tested positive for hepatitis B. Both are a blood-borne diseases that can cause serious liver damage if left untreated. Neither strain is immediately deadly but can lead...
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Vaccine opponents, climate change, Ebola among top 10 'threats to global health' this year, WHO says
Remains/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has named people who oppose vaccination among the top 10 "threats to global health" this year."Vaccine hesitancy -- the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines -- threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases," such as measles, polio and cervical cancer, the WHO, the global public health arm of the United Nations, said in a list released this week."Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease," the WHO said. "It currently prevents 2 to 3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5...
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Indie Beauty Expo's Best in Show 2018 winners include Hum Nutrition, Apoem and more
Rawpixel/iStock (NEW YORK) -- This year, Good Morning America is bringing you the exclusive Indie Beauty Expo's "Best in Show" 2018 winners.Indie Beauty Expo was founded by celebrity esthetician Jillian Wright and entrepreneur Nader Naeymi-Rad in 2015 to "recognize, showcase and celebrate independent beauty brands and to support the growth and success of the entrepreneurs behind them." The expo started in New York and has since been expanded to Los Angeles, Dallas and London.Wright told GMA her goal is to get, "better made beauty into the hands of more people at all different price points."She also hopes the expos are...
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Two apps to help you stay healthy this flu season
PeopleImages/iStock (NEW YORK) -- At a time when more than six million people in the U.S. have had the flu so far this season, ABC News' Good Morning America explored some apps that can help keep you and your family informed and healthy this winter.Of course, always remember to consult your doctor if you're feeling sick and to read the fine print when downloading any app.KinsaSmart thermometers have been increasing in popularity in recent years, and Kinsa is one of many currently available on the market. You have to buy one of their thermometers for $20 (it's available on places...
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Car seat safety guidelines: What parents should know about installation, buckling up
South_agency/iStock (NEW YORK) -- On Monday, police in Mankato, Minnesota, responded to a report of a 2-year-old who was found in the middle of the road and still strapped to a car seat. The child, who was uninjured, was properly fastened to the car seat, but the car seat was not properly installed inside the vehicle, the city said.Placing a child in a car seat correctly can help decrease the risk of death or serious injury by more than 70 percent, according to nonprofit child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But installing the car...
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