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(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas has been hit by devastating storms over the past week, with at least 19 people dead and eight missing after the ensuing floods. But animal victims were also left in a desperate position.Pet shelters across the affected region faced flooded and overcrowded conditions.When the Town Lake Animal Shelter in Austin and partner no...
(NEW YORK) – When Tricia Salese called her local pharmacy for a price check on her next prescription refill, she was stunned when the pharmacist told her the cost of her generic-brand pain medication had gone up again. Salese, 49, started talking fentanyl citrate, the generic version of Actiq, a powerful painkiller, in 2010, and she takes thr...
(NEW YORK) -- Anthrax is again making headlines after Pentagon officials announced Wednesday that the U.S. military had inadvertently sent live spores to laboratories in nine states and South Korea.At least 22 people at Osan Air Base in South Korea are being monitored and were given precautionary medical measures because they "may have been exposed...
(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to treating HIV, the sooner, the better. That’s the latest from a large-scale National Institutes of Health study, released Wednesday. The study found that even patients in the early stages of HIV diagnosis, with relatively healthy immune systems, reduced their risk of death by more than half when put on antiretrov...
(NEW YORK) -- A California softball player has died days after having a brain aneurysm on the field.Dana Housley was playing in a game Saturday when she reportedly told her coach she felt dizzy and collapsed. Family and teammates had held out hope that the 15-year-old player would survive the traumatic event.Housley’s family announced Wednesd...
(NEW YORK) -- The treadmill is back. The once-monotonous machine is finding its groove again.The machine is making a comeback in fitness classes, and celebrities including Heidi Klum, Shakira and Zoe Saldana are sprinting their way to great shape on treadmills.Fitness experts Anna Kaiser, Alycia Stevenin and David Siik appeared on ABC's Good Mornin...
(WATERBURY, Vt.) -- Everyone knows that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced on Wednesday a new program that will have doctors prescribing visits to state parks instead of apples.Under the new "Park Prescription" program, doctors all around the state of Vermont will prescribe their patients time outdo...
(NEW YORK) -- The National Safety Council issued a warning on traffic fatalities on Wednesday, noting that each of the past six months has seen higher numbers of traffic deaths than the same month last year.That trend, the NSC says, is expected to last into the summer, a period it calls the "100 deadly days." Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a pair of treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.Viberzi and Xifaxan, medications manufactured by two different companies, can be used, the FDA says, in adult men and women to treat IBS with diarrhea. The National Institutes of Health says that IBS affects 10 to 15 percent...
(NEW YORK) -- Increases in the rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases in Rhode Island have led local health officials to warn that high-risk behaviors could be to blame, including the use of social media to “arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters." Among the statistics, HIV rates have risen 33 percent, gonorrhea case...
(LONDON) -- Twin sisters Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas, both 103, have died within weeks of each other at their home care center in the United Kingdom. "It was a huge privilege for all of us at Abermill to care for two such wonderful ladies," said Christine Tipper, Abermill Care Home's deputy manager. "They both made such a positive impact on t...
(NEW YORK) -- New versions of "The Pill" could raise the risk of serious blood clots, according to a study out Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.The study shows that the risk of clotting nearly doubled for women taking newer oral contraceptives versus older versions.But, as ABC News' senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton points out,...
(NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2014, the latest Gallup Healthways Well Being Index shows.The state's obesity rate was 35.2 percent last year -- nearly unchanged from 35.4 percent in 2013. That's well above the national rate of 27.7 percent.In second place was West Virginia at 34.3...
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(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Alba rocks a sexy bikini on the latest cover of Shape magazine but admits her fit physique doesn't come easy. "I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks," she told the June issue. "Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me motivated and accountable." The 34-year-old ...
(HOUSTON) -- Despite receding floodwaters in Texas and Oklahoma, dangers can persist as residents begin the process of cleaning up the mess left behind. At least three people were killed in Texas and many more injured as floodwaters hit the state Monday night. Bristel Minsker, spokeswoman for American Red Cross, said a big risk for residents is tha...
(NEW YORK) -- A snapshot of a young cancer patient has gone viral after the girl's mother posted the picture on Facebook.Maliyah Jones is just 5 years old but has already been battling neuroblastoma for nearly three years, according to a Facebook page run by her mother, Tazz Jones. Earlier this year, Jones snapped a picture of her daughter with ano...
(NEW YORK) -- Forget the bar. If you're looking for love, stop at the local coffee shop because apparently caffeine puts the mojo in a cup of joe.A small field study found men who chatted up women at cafes surrounded by the pleasant aromas of coffee and pastries were more likely to walk away with a phone number. Researchers say caffeine stimulates ...
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