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An 11-Year-Old Girl Died From an Allergic Reaction to Toothpaste—Now Her Mother Is Speaking Out

Following the devastating loss of her 11-year-old daughter, Monique Altamirano wants to remind people to carefully read the ingredient list of any food or product before giving it to a child with food allergies. Altamirano’s daughter, Denise Saldate, recently died of a severe allergic reaction to something Altamirano never suspected would be a problem: toothpaste.

Prospective homebuyers derailed by the government shutdown

The stalemate in Washington, one of the longest in history, is throwing a wrench into some people’s plans to buy houses, according to real estate experts. So far, nearly 40,000 mortgages could be caught up in the shutdown, according to online real estate firm Zillow. More than 20 percent of Realtors said they had either a current or prospective client impacted by the shutdown, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors.

$590 million Powerball winner sues son, claims he and advisor mismanaged winnings

Gloria Mackenzie, now 90, was 84 when she won the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot in 2013, taking home about $278 million after taxes. The lawsuit claims that her son hired a financial advisor who had no experience in managing huge sums of money. The son’s attorneys have asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, at least partly on the grounds that Mackenzie wanted her money invested conservatively.

Savannah Guthrie Discusses Her Journey With Self-Acceptance: ‘It’s a Lifelong Struggle for Me’

Savannah Guthrie has been hard at work for the past six hours—and it’s only 10 a.m. Up before dawn as part of her normal routine, she heads to the set of the Today show, where she has served as coanchor since 2012. Now Savannah, 47, is finally back in her dressing room, ready to remove the day’s wardrobe and makeup before she departs for her second, and most favorite, job: mom to daughter Vale, nearly 5, and son Charley, 2. It’s a gig that’s been a bit messier than usual lately. “This week, we all had the stomach flu,” she groans. “All of us. Four people in the same house with the stomach flu is not a pretty sight.”

This Woman’s Brain Tumor Symptoms Were Dismissed as Headaches

After 15 trips to the doctor for migraines, Beckie Hiley’s symptoms were still dismissed. The UK 19-year-old spent months dealing with crippling headaches that were completely hindering her from living a normal life—she couldn’t go to work or school, and she could barely keep food down. Despite her debilitating symptoms, doctors told her her pain was just a headache. It took an emergency trip to the hospital for her to finally get a diagnosis: brain cancer.

This 10-Year-Old’s Feet Were Covered in Green and Black Lesions After Insects Infested Her Skin

An otherwise-healthy 10-year-old girl is featured in an alarming case report from the New England Journal of Medicine. The girl had been playing in a pigsty in rural Brazil two weeks before visiting a doctor. For the 10 days leading up to her appointment, she had developed painful and itchy lesions on her feet and toes, according to the report, with “black dots in the center.”

Mom Responds to Troll Who Called Her Postpartum Body Lazy and Ugly in Empowering Post

If hurtful words have lingered in your head for days, or even weeks on end, you’re not alone. On social media, it’s easy to delete an unkind message and block the hater, but it isn’t always easy to forget the harsh words that can become engrained in your mind. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, though, one mom is reminding us to feel sorry for the people who put others down.