Diarrhea-Causing Illness from Swimming Pools — Known as 'Crypto' — Is on the Rise, CDC Says

If you’re headed to the pool this summer, make sure it’s one you trust before you dive in: According to the Centers for Disease Control, outbreaks are on the rise of a diarrheal illness from swimming pools. Outbreaks of the parasite cryptosporidium, known as crypto, have increased year after year, the CDC says in a new report. Crypto is “the […]

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Young Couple Welcomes a Baby After Thinking Wife Has Kidney Stones

In one night, Grace and Bryson Mawn went from being free-spirited 20-year-olds to parents of a tiny, unexpected baby. The Louisiana couple got the shock of a lifetime when they went to the hospital thinking Grace was experiencing kidney stones — only to learn that she was actually pregnant and ready to give birth. The ordeal started after dinner with friends on March […]

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Pittsburgh Father on Life Support After Flu Diagnosis as Children Ask 'When He's Coming Home'

A Pennsylvania father of two has been on life support at a Pittsburgh hospital for weeks after falling ill and being diagnosed with the flu last month. Missy Ditmore said her husband Roger Ditmore, 49, has been in the intensive care unit at UPMC Presbyterian hospital for at least two weeks after a bout with bronchitis quickly turned into a […]

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Girl, 4, Dies of Flu-Related Complications After Not Being Vaccinated This Season

A young girl from Texas has died after experiencing complications from the flu, and her family says she did not receive her vaccination this year. According to WFAA, when 4-year-old Ashanti Grinage developed a high fever on Tuesday, January 29, she was diagnosed with influenza after arriving at an emergency room near her home. But while doctors recognized her fever as a sign […]

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Mom of 6-Year-Old Who Developed Flesh-Eating Bacteria Warns Parents: ‘Never Take Anything Lightly’

The mom of a 6-year-old boy who developed a flesh-eating bacteria is warning other parents to take their child’s injuries seriously. Melissa Evans, from Pike County in Mississippi, said her son Chance Wade mentioned pain in his leg, but they waited three days before taking him to the doctor. “My son had initially hurt himself, and he was complaining about […]

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Florida Toddler, 2, Needs Rare Blood Transfusions to Survive After Being Diagnosed with Cancer

A two-year-old girl with an extremely rare blood type is fighting for her life after she was diagnosed with cancer. Two months ago, Zainab Mughal learned that she had developed an aggressive form of Neuroblastoma cancer, her dad Raheel Mughal told South Florida’s nonprofit organization OneBlood. At the time, her parents believed that was the worst news they could hear […]

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