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(FITCHBURG, Mass.) -- A dangerous batch of heroin caused 10 overdoses in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on Friday and Saturday, leading to three deaths. According to Fitchburg Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Dateo, it was a particularly strong batch of the drug. "It hasn't been this bad," he told ABC News. "Ten in 36 hours is pretty unusual." ABC News affiliate...
(NEW YORK) -- Every bride wants to look and feel amazing on their special day.Fitness expert Nikki Kimbrough joined Good Morning America's "Wide World of Weddings" to share some great high-intensity interval training workouts that will lengthen and define those arms, sculpt your shoulders and back, tighten and lift those glutes, take in your waist ...
(BALTIMORE) -- Are lax fireworks laws causing more injuries for children? Changes to U.S. fireworks laws have made it easier for younger children to purchase fireworks. A new study, presented at the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, had researchers examine the effects these changes have had on injuries in children. Looking at ...
(NEW YORK) -- Are taxis safe enough for children? Researchers presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting found that a majority of children are not properly restrained in taxis, even though motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death among children in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends c...
(NEW YORK) --  The reasons some people are more at risk for developing dementia came into clearer focus today thanks to a new study that suggests a link between depression and dementia.Researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands found that older people who developed increasingly worse depression were more likely to develop demen...
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- The first U.S. death related to the Zika virus was reported Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A patient infected with the virus developed a severe blood-clotting disease called thrombocytopenia that lead to his death, according to the CDC. The disease is characterized by low platelet counts in...
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(NEW YORK) -- The Zika virus continues to spread throughout the Western Hemisphere, including in wide swaths of Central and South America. Concerns are growing for pregnant women because the mosquito-borne virus has been shown to cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, characterized by an abnormally small head and brain.Here are the lates...
(NEW YORK) -- An author’s suggestion that all women would benefit from “meternity” leave that would give them time to step away from their jobs has sparked controversy.Meghann Foye is the author of Meternity, a new novel in which an overworked editor fakes her own pregnancy in order to get paid time off -- a “meternity&rdquo...
(WASHINGTON) -- Paulette Leaphart, 49, is going to Washington, D.C. And she will make the entire 1,000-mile journey on foot.Nothing will stand in her way - not even the shirt on her back. Literally.She will walk from Biloxi, Mississippi, tomorrow completely topless, showing the evidence of her double mastectomy. Leaphart wants to talk to lawmakers ...
(WASHINGTON) -- Fifth grader Christopher Ward, Jr., has been legally blind all his life, but he recently got to see his mother for the first time through new electronic glasses.The 12-year-old from Forest, Virginia, traveled up to Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago to demo a new wearable technology called eSight, according to his mother, Marquita Ha...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorCould the season in which your child is born determine whether he or she will suffer from allergies later in life?A new study published in the journal Allergies suggests that babies who are born in the fall have an increased risk of developing eczema, and those born in the fall and winter a...
(MIAMI) -- Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer has managed to amass one of the largest followings on Snapchat, one 10-second video at a time.Salzhauer, better known as "Dr. Miami," uses Snapchat during his patients' surgeries to document the procedures. As a result, he has millions of Snapchat fans and hundreds of new patients."Snapchat and...
(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have found a new way to transform human skin cells into heart-like cells in mice by using chemicals instead of genetic modification, in what some experts are calling a major breakthrough.Researchers used a chemical cocktail that affected the DNA replication and prompted the cells to convert into a heart-like cell, according...
(NEW YORK) --  The Food and Drug Administration approved the first commercial U.S. test Thursday to diagnose the Zika virus.The news comes as states and the federal government struggle to get ahead of the epidemic as it makes its way to the U.S. from South America.Quest Diagnostics says it has received emergency authorization from the FDA to s...
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