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19-year-old woman meets 22-year-old stranger who donated his liver to her

(HAMDEN, Conn.) -- An emotional reunion more than three months in the making took place live on Good Morning America when a 19-year-old girl met the complete stranger who gave her his liver.Madison Ricci, 19, and Jaelin Highsmith, 22, underwent a liver transplant surgery in December that took a total…... Read More

Staggering number of measles cases in US just part of 300% global uptick

(NEW YORK) -- The measles outbreak that continues to spread across the U.S. is just one of many that are going on around the world this year.The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that preliminary global data shows that reported cases of measles are up by 300 percent in the first…... Read More

Bebe Rexha reveals bipolar disorder: 'I’m not ashamed anymore'

(NEW YORK) -- Singer Bebe Rexha has revealed she has bipolar disorder. In a series of emotional tweets, she opened up about her diagnosis and said she’s “not ashamed anymore.”“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick,” she wrote. “Why I felt lows that made me…... Read More

Debunking sleep myths that may be compromising your health

(NEW YORK) -- Sleep deprivation is a public health crisis, with potentially serious complications down the road for people not getting enough rest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of Americans sleep fewer than seven hours nightly. So why do so many people…... Read More

Researchers develop first printed 3D heart in major scientific breakthrough

(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- For the first time in history, scientists have created a three-dimensional, fully vascularized human heart. The biomedically engineered heart was created using a 3D printer by researchers at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel.Modeled on a human patient, the 3D heart “[matches] the immunological, cellular,…... Read More

Mom has Disney World reunion with girl who received her son's heart

(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Among the thousands of Disney World visitors last month were two families there for a very special reason. Alicia Erchul, 43, of Jacksonville, Florida, met Morgan Price, the 4-year-old girl who received the heart of her late son, Gabriel Crystalus. "I've felt this weight on my chest…... Read More

Everything you need to know about the measles outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far in 2019 is now more than 460, compared to 374 cases confirmed in all of 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Michigan has 39 cases of measles on record so far this year,…... Read More

Brooklyn parents sue to stop mandatory measles vaccinations

(NEW YORK) -- A group of parents in Brooklyn are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent mandatory measles vaccinations from taking effect.The parents’ lawsuit against the New York City Department of Health called the emergency order "arbitrary and capricious" and the measures it necessitates "drastic."The order, issued by New…... Read More

Five subscription boxes that bring self-care to your door

(NEW YORK) -- You can get everything from workout clothes to makeup to toilet paper delivered to your door on demand, so why not do the same for your mental health. That’s the idea behind the latest monthly subscription trend: Self-care boxes that aim to bring joy, reduce stress and…... Read More

These 15 wellness programs keep health, fitness goals on track during vacation

(NEW YORK) -- What happens on vacation, stays on vacation, right? Well, not quite. As travel has become more accessible than ever, that mantra has increasingly become null and void for business and leisure travelers who are constantly on the go.Keeping up with your health and fitness regimen while on…... Read More

Is Kratom, an over-the-counter supplement, contributing to overdose deaths?

BY: DR. NAVJOT KAUR SOBTI (NEW YORK) -- In an age where energy boosters, fat loss supplements, and pain relievers are easy to get over the counter, little is known about a supplement known as kratom – an herbal extract which has been linked to at least 91 deaths, according…... Read More

Ground beef responsible for E. coli outbreak in six states, 109 people sick: CDC

(ATLANTA) -- An E. coli outbreak affecting 109 people in six states has been traced back to ground beef as the likely source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said."A total of 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six…... Read More

Women outliving men around the world because they're more likely to seek health care: WHO

(NEW YORK) -- Women, particularly those living in wealthy countries like the United States, are outliving men around the world according to that latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO).WHO released its “World Health Statistics” report last week laying out health disparities by sex for the first time. Although…... Read More

All models of Fisher-Price Rock N' Play sleepers recalled after infant deaths

(NEW YORK) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling all models of Fisher-Price Rock N' Play sleepers after it was linked to over 30 infant deaths. The move comes just a few days after the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization of pediatricians known by the acronym…... Read More