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10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: 'It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do'

(NEW YORK) -- A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year's winner of a national handwriting competition.Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. To be eligible for the Nicholas Maxim Award, a student must have a…... Read More

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

(NEW YORK) -- A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to live hangover free." Ruby Warrington, author of the book Sober Curious:…... Read More

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

(NEW YORK) -- New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.The city's health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order requiring anyone 6 months or older who lived in four specific zip…... Read More

Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk

(NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer.But while 23andMe can screen for the three most well-known…... Read More

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11.Eleven nurses in the hospital's labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time.The due dates for the nurses, one a gestational carrier, span in time from early May to late October. All…... Read More

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

(NEW YORK) -- Along with footage of rehearsals, intimate family moments and reflections on her 2018 monumental Coachella performance, Beyoncé opened up about a very personal aspect of her health in her new documentary.The 23-time Grammy winner and mother of three shared in the Netflix documentary Homecoming that she had…... Read More

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

(SEATTLE) -- After 74 confirmed cases of measles, Washington state politicians are taking action.The state Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted, would revoke the state's vaccination exemption for those who have a personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines.If enacted, the bill wouldn't apply to all vaccines but only…... Read More

Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy

(NEW YORK) -- Fashion maven Nina Garcia, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and a judge on Project Runway opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year, saying she felt in her industry it was "very important to stand up and be like, 'You know…... Read More

'Patient zero' of Michigan measles outbreak thought he was immune: Doctor

(NEW YORK) -- The man who is believed to have brought the ongoing measles outbreak to Michigan thought he was immune to the disease, according to a doctor who spoke with him.The man, who remains unidentified but is believed to be "patient zero" in Michigan, traveled to the Great Lake…... Read More

Infants cured of 'bubble boy' immune disease with experimental gene therapy

(NEW YORK) -- “Cure” is an elusive word, but it’s exactly what researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are calling their treatment for the most common form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare immune diseases that you might know better as “bubble boy” disease.This form of…... Read More

60 arrested across 5 states in 'Appalachia' opioid takedown

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced Wednesday that 60 people across five states, including more than 30 physicians, were charged in connection with millions of illegal prescription opioids in a takedown by its "Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force."The states are Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.…... Read More