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Aimovig: New migraine prevention drug approved by FDA

If you suffer from chronic migraines, relief is here.

According to The Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration last week approved Aimovig, a monthly shot that aims to reduce migraines. The drug, developed by Amgen Inc. and Novartis AG, is "injected monthly just under the skin using a pen-like device," the AP reported. Its price tag: $6,900 annually before insurance.

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: New drug could reduce migraines

But how does Aimovig work? The FDA said it blocks "the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks." Amgen researchers said participants in one study saw their migraines reduced by half and experienced "minor side effects" like colds, the AP reported.

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If Aimovig doesn't sound right for you, you're still in luck: Three similar shots and various pills to combat migraines are in the works.

Read more here.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

4 places to go swimming in the Dayton area you might have forgotten about

Things are warming up, which means it’s time to look for fun places to cool off and take a dip this summer.

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Here are 4 great places to go swimming in and near Dayton that you should totally consider the next time you need a day by the water. We’ll be updating this list throughout the summer, so keep checking back for more pool ideas. 

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Did we miss your favorite summer swimming spot? Please let us know and we’ll add it to the list! contact@dayton.com

🌞Kroger Aquatic Center At The Heights

8625 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights

This water park in Huber Heights has it all. The family can enjoy the sun with water slides, a leisure pool, a “spray-ground,” and a lazy river.

Hours and info: www.hhoh.org

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🌞Adventure Reef Water Park

2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering

The 3-acre outdoor water facility has some of the highest and fastest slides in Montgomery County, according to its website. With deck seating, a large water playground and a splash pad, this could be your summer destination.

Hours and info: playkettering.org

>>The same local BBQ rub declared worst, best in America

🌞Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool

105 Patterson Rd., Oakwood

The Gardner Memorial Swimming Pool was gifted to the residents of Oakwood to “provide relaxation from Memorial Day to Labor Day.” Although it is a smaller community pool, Gardner still sells lunch and drinks— perfect for a couple of hours poolside to help break up your day. You do, however, need to be an Oakwood resident and purchase a pool membership to go. 

Hours and info: Facebook

🌞Black Oak Swim Club

1570 Ambridge Rd., Centerville

There are year-round activities at this member-owned pool facility in Centerville. But in the summertime, it’s all about splashing and sliding into the pool. 

Hours and info: blackoakswimclub.com

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend share first photo, reveal name of newborn son

Aww!

Model, TV host and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram on Sunday to share a sweet photo and reveal the name of her newborn son.

>> Chrissy Teigen, John Legend welcome baby boy

"Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens," Teigen wrote. "We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!"

>> See the post here

Meanwhile, Teigen's husband, singer John Legend, shared the same photo with the caption: "Our new love, Miles Theodore Stephens."

It's the first photo the celebrity couple has shared of their second child, who joins big sister Luna, 2.

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On Thursday, Teigen announced that the baby boy had arrived but did not give any other details.

"Somebody’s herrrrrrre!" she tweeted at the time.

>> See the tweet here

Read more here.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry donate royal wedding flowers to hospice patients

Patients at St. Joseph's Hospice in London received a special gift after Saturday's royal wedding.

>> Meghan Markle's rescue dog, Guy the beagle, goes from shelter pup to royal pet

According to People magazine, Britain's Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, gave the hospice some flowers that had been used to decorate St. George's Chapel for their ceremony.

>> Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana

"Today we got a very special delivery. Beautiful bouquets made from the #royalwedding flowers which we gave to our patients," the hospice wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of a smiling patient holding a bouquet. "A big thank you to Harry and Meghan and florist Philippa Craddock. Our hospice smells and looks gorgeous. Such a lovely gesture."

>> See the post here

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Meanwhile, Markle sent her bridal bouquet to Westminster Abbey "to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior," a tribute to those who died in World War I and other military conflicts, according to a press release.

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"This is a tradition which was begun by HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at her marriage to King George VI in memory of her brother Fergus who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War," the release said.

>> See the photo here

Meghan Markle's rescue dog, Guy the beagle, goes from shelter pup to royal pet

A new member of the royal family is making headlines – and no, we're not talking about Meghan Markle.

>> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception

According to the Guardian, a beagle named Guy was in a Kentucky kill shelter until Ontario-based A Dog's Dream Rescue saved him and offered him for adoption at a 2015 event in Canada. That's where he met his new owner, Markle, who went on to marry Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday.

>> Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana

A royal spokesman told the Guardian in November that Guy had moved to England with Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex.

WLKY reported Saturday that Guy has even been seen riding in the car with Queen Elizabeth II.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news 

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“It’s just beyond my wildest imagination,” A Dog's Dream Rescue founder Dolores Doherty told the Guardian. “How is that for a rags-to-riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?”

Read more here.

Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana

Bride Meghan Markle wasn't the only one turning heads at Saturday's royal wedding.

>> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception

Many fans of the royals said Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana and daughter of Earl Charles Spencer, Diana's brother, looked just like her famous aunt.

>> ‘Royal wedding guest name’ quiz could help scammers get your personal data

According to the New York Daily News, the 27-year-old model wore a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress with a matching hat and veil. 

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Here's what people were saying:

>> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights

Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception

After Saturday's royal wedding, Meghan Markle honored the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother, with a little "something blue."

>> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights

According to "Today" and Vogue, the Duchess of Sussex wore Diana's emerald-cut aquamarine ring to the couple's evening wedding reception.

>> Harry and Meghan’s new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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The ring wasn't the only nod to the Princess of Wales. BuzzFeed reported that Markle's wedding bouquet included Diana's favorites, forget-me-nots, which Prince Harry picked from the Kensington Palace gardens. Additionally, two of Diana's diamonds were used to make Markle's engagement ring, "Today" reported.

'Royal wedding guest name' quiz could help scammers get your personal data

A seemingly innocent quiz that has been sweeping social media could help scammers get their hands on your personal data, experts say.

>> Royal Wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry wed

"What's your royal wedding guest name?" the meme, which began circulating ahead of Saturday's royal wedding, asks.

>> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights

One version reads as follows:

"In honor of the royal wedding, use your 'royal wedding guest name' this week. Start with either 'Lord' or 'Lady' – your first name is one of your grandparents' names. Your surname is the name of your first pet, then 'of' followed by the name of the street you grew up on."

>> PHOTOS: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress stuns at royal wedding

So what's the problem? According to WXIX and HuffPost, sharing your "royal name" could reveal the answers to your security questions.

>> PHOTOS: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle

"If they’re asking you what could be security-rated questions like ‘What’s your mother’s maiden name?' – things that you would get asked that would allow you to perhaps reset a password, login to a system through some alternative approach – they could be taking that information and be attempting to hack into systems with that," Dave Hatter, WXIX's technology expert, told the TV station.

>> PHOTOS: Oprah, Elton John among guests for royal wedding

A computer security expert identified as Snow echoed the sentiment in a message to HuffPost, saying the answers "could be used to gain access to accounts (social media, banking, work email, etc) with potential for identity theft."

Read more here or here.

Fan literally gets a “Sparkle” for 100th birthday 

It is not every day that a 50-year-old dance company’s biggest fan turns 100. 

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company didn’t let the moment pass by. 

In celebration of Clayton resident Harold Prigozen’s 100th birthday May 14, dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams gave him a concert poster signed by DCDC dancers.

>> RELATED: DCDC celebrates 50 years (Feb. 20, 2018) 

He’s a big, big fan,” Jay L. Peterson, DCDC’s director of marketing and special events, told this news organization. “We thought we’d take our number one dancer to meet with our  number one fan.  

Williams, an Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award winner in 2014, has danced with DCDC 44 years. 

>> RELATED: Photos of Sheri “Sparkle” Williams

Prigozen has not only made his mark on Dayton’s arts community. He’s also inspired its food. 

Harold’s Grilled Cheese at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton is named for Prigozen. 

It comes between Texas toast topped with pepper jack, Swiss, cheddar, provolone and American cheese for $7. Diners have the choice of tomato, pickle and onions. Bacon is $1 more. 

The restaurant’s Dr. Saidel's Salad is named for his good friend Burt Saidel.

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 Most of  DCDC’s dancers are currently performing in Europe.

 

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, DCDC will present a free summer concert called Street Beats 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 9 at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

It will feature performance by DCDC, its training company DCDC2 and a list of guest artists that includes the  Miami Valley Dance Company and Xclusive Dance Crew.

A work choreographed by DCDC Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs to Stevie Wonder’s “Shining Star” will be performed as well as a work titled “No Exit” by MVDC co-director Lily Seitter.

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The same local BBQ rub declared best, worst in America

A chef and pitmaster for a local barbecue restaurant is scratching his head after one of his products that previously captured first place in a national competition came in dead last out of nearly 200 rubs in another competition, the results of which were released last week.

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Chris Cavender, founder of the online-order company UrbanQ Smokehouse and pitmaster at 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q near Waynesville, did score some great recognition for some of his other products at the 2018 American Royal World Series of Barbecue sauces and rubs competition.

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His UrbanQ Myassis Dragon sauce placed 6th out of 134 tomato-based sauces to enter the competition, and his Smokey Maple sauce placed #4 out of 84 entries in the “specialty sauces” category.

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But UrbanQ’s “It’s All About The Meats & More” rub came in last — 196th out of 196 — among all rubs in the same competition

The ranking was based on the combined scorecards of a panel of six barbecue judges.

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The rub is exactly the same ingredients and formula as the rub that won 1st place in the 2016 National Barbecue Rubs of Honor competition, out of 32 entries. At the time, it was entered under the 1572 Roadhouse label for that competition. But only the label was different.

“It’s pretty amazing how judges’ palates can differ,” Cavender said. 

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He does have one theory. The formula for It’s All About The Meats & More is made for cuts of beef, with an emphasis on salt and garlic. It does not contain sugar or paprika, as most rubs for pork and chicken do. The judges who ranked the rub poorly may have been reacting to that, Cavender said.

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So, is the It’s All About The Meats & More rub the best or worst in America?

There’s only one way to find out. The rub is available for $5.95 per bottle on the UrbanQ mail-order web site. 

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