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(NEW YORK) -- A relatively new super bug may have met its match in a 1,000-year-old eye treatment, according to researchers from the University of Nottingham.The recipe to cure eye infections comes from Bald’s Leechbook, an old English leather-bound tome that was buried deep within the British Library in London. When scientists painstakingly ...
(NEW YORK) -- When 4-year-old Allen Howe went from being a little goofball to being unable to move 80 percent of his body, his mother was in tears. Days earlier, he had a fever and a cough."I felt helpless," Teresa Howe told ABC News' Nightline in December. "He was lying in bed and he literally was screaming, 'Help me, Mom,' and I'm just bawling."A...
(CINCINNATI) -- Baseball-loving moms with babies everywhere can root, root, root for the Reds -- even if they're Cards fans.The Cincinnati Reds have debuted what's thought to be the first suite in Major League Baseball for nursing moms and their offspring -- the Reds fans of the future.During the off season, the Cincinnati Reds partnered with Pampe...
(NEW YORK) -- March 27 was a big day for 'Bubble Boy' Seth Lane, the 5-year-old who was born without an immune system.Trending worldwide, the social media campaign #WearYellowForSeth grabbed the attention of Seth fans from all over the globe.On Tuesday, Seth embarks on the first step towards having the bone marrow transplant that could potentially ...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s Easter candy week, and with holiday favorites -- Peeps, chocolate bunnies and crème eggs -- hitting the shelves, it can be very hard to resist temptation.ABC News spoke to Georgie Fear, a registered dietitian and author of Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss, to rank your options from (relative) best for you to wors...
(NEW YORK) -- Ten years after the death of Terri Schiavo, the debate over when to end the life of someone catastrophically ill rages on.Terri Schindler Schiavo collapsed at home in the early morning hours of Feb. 25, 1990, according to the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Foundation started by her parents, Robert and Mary Schindler. She was ultimately...
(NEW YORK) — American Eagle's underwear line has been awarded the National Eating Disorders Association's first-ever seal of approval for showing real bodies and unretouched photos on its website and in its ads.NEDA announced on Monday that the intimate apparel line, called Aerie, has been awarded with its Inspire seal of approval. Aerie in 2...
(LONDON) — No one ever said making friends in school was easy but if your children manage to do so, they might be setting themselves up for a very secure financial future.According to a survey of U.S. high school students that followed them to adulthood, teens who made a lot of friends earned salaries that were ten percent higher than adolesc...
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(NEW YORK) — The dangers of excessive alcohol consumption are well documented. Now comes a new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International that states the chances of contracting liver cancer go up significantly with as few as three alcoholic drinks daily.Scientists made this discovery through an analysis of almost three dozen stu...
Posted 2015-03-31 04:28:05
(NEW YORK) — Breakfast is often touted as the most important meal of the day but in reality, all three repasts are on equal footing.That's why a new study from the Nestlé Research Center is somewhat alarming: it claims that millions of kids ages 4 to 13 are not eating lunch regularly.Based on stats from the 2009-2012 National Health an...
(SHERBROOKE, Quebec) — Don't put stuff off until tomorrow that you can do today, especially since your life might depend on it.According to one study, people who tend to procrastinate are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension, two conditions that can shorten one's life.Participants in research conducted at Bishop Un...
(NEW YORK) -- Each year, more than 70,000 kids visit the emergency room as a consequence of unintentional medication overdose. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes one major reason for overdose is that liquid medication is prescribed in the form of teaspoons, a practice ripe for inaccuracy, according to researchers,  since a run-of-the-...
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Luelle Ross seems like a typical 1-year-old girl in many ways, playing with her toys and going for a ride in her stroller. But while her life is just getting started, it has already been a long journey for her parents. Before Luelle was even born, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, and her parents, Shelly and Bobby Ross, decided...
(NEW YORK) -- After being one of four companies to be accused of selling phony dietary supplements, GNC announced Monday that it will institute better testing guidelines. Health experts say consumers should still be vigilant when picking out their herbal pills and remedies. Here's what you need to know: What happened?The New York State attorney gen...
(NEW YORK) -- Show us your fridge! That's the popular demand of users on Periscope, Twitter's new live-streaming app released last Thursday. Showing the contents of your fridge apparently gets you lots of "hearts," users say, and no one -- not even self-professed paranormal investigators -- are free from fridge viewing requests.   No one is s...
(NEW YORK) -- Brutus the Rottweiler had a bit of trouble getting around because he became a quadruple amputee when he was just a puppy."He was left outside by his breeder," said Brutus' rescuer Laura Aquilina. "I don't know if it was on purpose, but it was admitted that he lost his paws because of frostbite."After his limbs were removed, Brutus, no...
(BETHESDA, Md.) -- An American health care worker who is being treated for the Ebola virus at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland continues to show improvement.The NIH announced on Monday that the patient's condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.The patient, who has not been identified, contracted the disease whi...
(HANOVER, N.H.) -- An apple a day probably won’t keep the doctor away, but it may keep you out of the pharmacy, a new study has found.Researchers from Dartmouth Medical School decided to find out whether the old adage about eating the crunchy fruit daily and staying healthy is actually true. To do so, they followed the apple eating habits of ...
(NEW YORK) — Although a lot of attention is being paid to the obesity epidemic in this county, millions are neglecting to see how it affects other members of their households, namely, pets.The Association of Pet Obesity and Prevention (APOP) in its annual report of the problem says that a whopping 58 percent of cats are overweight in the U.S....
(WASHINGTON) — Most young adults in the U.S. believe that sexual assaults are a regular occurrence in both college and high school.A survey of 2,300 Americans ages 18-to-35 conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that close to three-fourths of this group agree with the statement that sexual assault is “somewhat” ...
(STILLWATER, Okla.) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Friday the state had received the first confirmed measles case in Oklahoma since 1997. Officials said the person is a spouse of an Oklahoma State University student who lives off-campus, and recently traveled out of the country. State health officials are working with the P...
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