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Paintball Pellet Packs a Wallop, Sends Teen to ER With Liver Damage

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An 18-year-old man thought to have appendicitis ended up being treated for severe internal injuries after an intense paintball game, according to a new case study.The unidentified patient came in with severe abdominal pain, no appetite and fever, which is consistent with appendicitis, according to the case study published Thursday in the BMJ medical journal by doctors from University Hospital in London.However, after the teen was rushed to the operating room, doctors found that his appendix wasn't the problem and that his liver...
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Handless 7-Year-Old Wins National Writing Competition

Courtesy Greenbrier Christian Academy(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Virginia first-grader Anaya Ellick, 7, has such good handwriting, she beat out 50 other youngsters from around the country to win a national handwriting contest.If that's not impressive enough, Little Anaya was born without hands."There is truly very little that this girl cannot do," principal Tracy Cox of Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake told ABC News, noting it was her idea to have Anaya enter the competition, open to students in kindergarten to eighth-grade."She is a hard worker,"...
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New FDA Regulations Won’t Slow Down Big Tobacco, Analysts Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Major regulations for e-cigarettes and tobacco products announced this week may not do much to slow down the largest tobacco companies, analysts tell ABC News.E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency announced Thursday.In addition, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday prohibiting the sale of cigarettes to anyone under age 21, up from 18, and restricting...
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Paralyzed Pup Left on Shelter Doorstep with Heartbreaking Note

Humane Society of Tampa Bay(TAMPA BAY, Fla.) -- One paralyzed pup is still smiling, despite being abandoned on the doorstep of a Florida shelter."Even though she's had some very severe trauma to her spine, she's as sweet as can be," said Sherry Silk, CEO of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a no-kill shelter in Tampa, Florida. "... She's bright, alert and she'll give you little kisses."Silk told ABC News that on Monday morning, the shelter's maintenance worker discovered an animal crate on the property.
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