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‘Sextortion’ Becoming a Growing Problem for Children, Teens

ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Good Morning America has a parenting alert about online sexploitation, where children and teens can be coerced or blackmailed into sending explicit pictures or videos to a predator.For Bethany Burtlow and her mom Alana, the pain is still fresh.“I’m watching my child just melt and break,” Alana, of Sacramento, California, told ABC News. “As a parent, you want to fix it. You can’t fix this.”Bethany, 20, says she was a victim of sexual exploitation when she was a student at...
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Sick Student Gets Kidney Transplant from Teacher Who Surprised Family with Donor Match

Courtesy Becky Doyle(OAKFIELD, Wis.) — A Wisconsin girl is recovering after receiving a life-saving organ donation from her teacher earlier this week.Natasha "Tasha" Fuller, 8, underwent kidney transplant surgery on Monday just months after her first-grade teacher Jodie Schmidt volunteered to be her donor. The girl had been on dialysis due to her poor kidney function.Tasha's family shared a moving message about Schmidt in a statement released by the hospital.“Thanks to Jodi’s amazing gift and support of her family, we are with Tasha as...
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Battling Zika Virus: Comparing Anti-Mosquito Products

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The spread of the Zika virus, combined with the start of mosquito season, has consumers looking for ways to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne illness, which has been associated with devastating birth defects.The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday it settled for $300,000 with the marketer of Viatek's Mosquito Shield Bands over the claim the product created a 5-foot protective “vapor barrier” around the wearer.The FTC said the company sold the band without reliable scientific evidence to back its claims. The company said it...
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Your Body: The Sacrifices of Caregivers

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorCaregivers sacrifice a lot when caring for sick and elderly loved ones.A recent report focusing solely on those who care for others with Alzheimer's disease found that caregivers give up basic necessities, such as food and medical care, to support loved ones. According to the report, caregivers are 28 percent more likely to eat less or go hungry while caring for someone. Nearly half of them cut back on their own expenses, and more than 1...
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