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Blind 8-Year-Old Girl Gives Classmates Braille Valentine’s Day Messages

Family Handout(SEATTLE) -- Amelia, a blind 8-year-old girl from Seattle, is flipping the script and empowering her fellow sighted classmates with braille Valentine's Day messages this holiday. Using a Perkins Brailler, known also as "a braille typewriter," Amelia wrote individualized compliments for each of her second-grade classmates, such as "I think you're really smart" and "You're an awesome artist," according to her mother Gail, who asked ABC News to only identify her and her family by first name due to privacy concerns. Amelia attached the personalized messages to pink hearts containing the...
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High-Speed Images of Sneezes Help Explain the Spread of Germs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In case you needed another reason to fear flu season, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released new pictures showing the physics behind sneezing. Just a warning, there's a lot of splatter. The researchers used high-speed cameras and examined 100 sneezes from three healthy subjects. Their goal was to photograph the split second when the sneeze hits the air to see just where those droplets end up. Researchers found that instead of a uniform cloud of droplets, a...
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Girl Remains Partially Paralyzed After Enterovirus Infection

iStock/Thinkstock(GARDENDALE, Ala.) -- An Alabama woman said her daughter remains partially paralyzed 18 months after being infected with enterovirus D68. Kim Dillashaw said her daughter Kinley Galbreath, 7, can only move her right leg and her left hand months after coming down with the virus. "She was quadriplegic and on life support in 24 hours," Dillashaw told ABC News. In 2014, enterovirus D68 quickly spread throughout much of the U.S. although most people infected experienced minor respiratory symptoms before recovering. Enterovirus D68 causes wheezing,...
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After Columbine: Experts Offer Tips for How to Talk to a Troubled Child

iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBINE, Colo.) -- Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, sat down with Diane Sawyer for her first television interview to talk about the son she remembers and how she missed warning signs that could have helped save him and other victims. In her book, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, out on Feb. 15, Sue Klebold writes about how it took her years to come to terms with the fact that her son had committed such a brutal and horrific crime before ending his own...
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