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Breakthrough new fertility test offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages

(NEW YORK) -- A Chicago couple who previously suffered two miscarriages recently welcomed a healthy baby boy thanks to a breakthrough new fertility test which helps women struggling with achieving a successful pregnancy by examining the mother's DNA. The test is offering new hope to many family's struggling to conceive.…... Read More

CDC: Fentanyl, other opioid drugs behind 54% increase in overdose deaths in six years

(WASHINGTON) -- A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Wednesday detailing the top 15 drugs involved in drug overdose deaths from 2011…... Read More

Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research

(WASHINGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally-funded experiments. The NIH, a primary federal hub for U.S. medical research…... Read More

Expert tips to avoid holiday weight gain

(NEW YORK) -- Don't worry -- it's possible to indulge in delicious Christmastime treats this holiday season without gaining the extra pounds by following some simple tips.Nutritionist and health writer Jessica Sepel, creator of the JS Health brand, shared some of her favorite tips and tricks for getting through the…... Read More

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat after E. coli outbreak, but caution urged

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. officials said Thursday they are cautiously optimistic that romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli that prompted a nationwide recall is off the market, but are warning the public to still avoid eating lettuce packed in certain regions of California, or if the origin of their lettuce…... Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has a new perspective on life after battle with cancer

(NEW YORK) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is slowly opening up about her battle with cancer in the past year.The 57-year-old mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017. She completed three rounds of chemotherapy, taking time off from her projects to prioritize her health.Louis-Dreyfus has since returned to her hit…... Read More

Traveling this holiday season? Here are five ways to de-stress

(NEW YORK) -- From standstill traffic to airport security lines that never seem to end, travel stress during the holidays is nothing to ho, ho, ho about. You might be anxious about losing your luggage or making a connecting flight, but don’t let holiday travel become something you dread. With…... Read More

Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including one that causes Staph infection: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The stethoscope has long been an iconic symbol of health care used for listening to the heart, intestines, lungs and blood flow. But while it’s an invaluable tool that every medical student must learn to use, it seems they didn’t learn how to clean them.That’s according to…... Read More

Girl in wheelchair can stay warm outside thanks to mom's invention

(ITHACA, Mich.) -- A 9-year-old girl who almost gave up on recess because it took too long to bundle up has joined her mom in helping other kids around the world.Zoey Harrison loves playing outside with her friends, but was running into some trouble when it came to keeping warm…... Read More

Using standing desks only burns 10 calories an hour, study shows

(NEW YORK) -- Sitting all day has been proven to be detrimental to one's health -- so if you've got one of those standing desks, great.However, if you think standing up at the old grind is going to get you shredded, you may want to sit down for this: A…... Read More

Kotex recalls some tampons after reports of 'unraveling' and 'pieces left in the body'

(NEW YORK) -- Kimberly-Clark issued a voluntary recall yesterday for some of their U by Kotex tampons, amid reports from consumers of them "unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal," according to a statement on their website.The tampons being recalled include the U by Kotex Sleek and Regular Absorbency Tampons, which…... Read More

US diplomats in Cuba suffered inner-ear damage after experiencing mysterious sound or pressure, doctors say

(MIAMI) -- U.S. diplomatic personnel residing in Cuba's capital who felt ill after hearing loud, high-pitched sounds or feeling pressure sensations suffered damage to a part of the inner ear responsible for maintaining balance, according to a study by the doctors who first treated them.Beginning in the fall of 2016,…... Read More

Viral blanket search has mobilized Twitter for boy with disabilities

(NEW YORK) -- Lots of kids have a lovey, toy or blanket that's really important to them.But for a child with a disability, these objects are quite literally irreplaceable.Such is the case for Tristan Lee, a 10-year-old boy from central Indiana. He has a blanket that he's bonded with, and…... Read More

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year? Not for all moms

(NEW YORK) -- Christmas is the season to be jolly, the songs tell us, but that is not the case for some moms who feel the burden of doing it all.“I take on 98 percent and my husband takes on about 2 percent,” said Danielle Shermer, a mother of two…... Read More