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Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia

(CLARKE COUNTY, VA.) -- Scientists and officials on the East Coast are working to locate invasive plants known as giant hogweed that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness to those who come in contact, after Virginia residents reported discovering the noxious plants in their yards.Giant hogweed looks very…... Read More

Saving Carter: Family of boy with rare disorder dubbed 'childhood Alzheimer's' launches campaign to save him

(NEW YORK) -- The parents of a 6-year-old boy who suffers from a debilitating disorder likened to 'childhood Alzheimer's' have started a campaign to save their son."Carter is probably one of the most loving children you'll ever meet," Jennifer Sarker, Carter's mom, told "Good Morning America." "He's very affectionate, he's…... Read More

Daughter gives dad kidney for Father's Day

(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- This Father's Day, a daughter is giving her dad a priceless gift -- a second chance at life.Florida high school music teacher Ronald Corbin had been on a waiting list for a kidney transplant for three years when his daughter, Candice Corbin, contacted him with good…... Read More

Seven apps to support your mental health and mindfulness

(NEW YORK) -- Life can be stressful. Very stressful.Dealing with work, relationships, family, social media and the struggles of daily life can be a lot.Finding someone to talk about dealing with it all can be stressful in itself. Breaking away from work to meet with a mental health professional, the…... Read More

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states has suspected link to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

(NEW YORK) -- An outbreak of salmonella that has infected 73 people in 31 states has led investigators to a suspected culprit: certain batches of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.The Kellogg Co. has recalled packages of the cereal that are either 15.3 ounces or 23 ounces in size and have a…... Read More

US teens are less into sex and drugs but still gaining more weight, study says

(NEW YORK) -- A newly released study of about 15,000 high school students has found that fewer are having sex and fewer are using drugs.The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) -- a study of students across 21 urban school districts covering 39 states -- was conducted from 2007-2017.The number…... Read More

Vitamin D: Good for bones, and possibly the colon

(NEW YORK) -- Vitamin D helps maintain bone health, but could it also help prevent cancer? Researchers think it could lower the risk of colon cancer, because of its role in pathways related to cell growth and regulation.This large international study looked at vitamin D blood levels of 5,700 people…... Read More

Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000

(NEW YORK) -- The rate of suicide for women increased by a staggering 50 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a new study by the CDC.The rate of suicide for men increased 21 percent over the same period, the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.Lead…... Read More

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study.That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like the cheese, or only…... Read More

Six steps you can take now to protect your mental health

(NEW YORK) -- Kate Spade was a designer whose name was synonymous with style and fun.Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and TV host who seemed to be at the top of his game, traveling the globe eating at exotic locales and connecting with people.Yet they both ended their own…... Read More

Cash and a fitness device could help motivate people to exercise, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Wearable fitness trackers can help people log their 10,000 daily steps, but can the devices help get heart-disease patients off the couch to start exercising?A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association said the trackers -- when paired with a little cold, hard…... Read More