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Iowa fire department welcomes six babies in seven months

(MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa) -- There must be something in the water at one Iowa fire station.

Six volunteer fire fighters at the Mediapolis Fire Department welcomed six children in the last seven months.

"We didn't have a plan to do this... Read More

Cancer Research UK has launched major pancreatic cancer study

(LONDON) -- In an effort to improve survival rates of patients, the cancer research charity Cancer Research UK has launched a major study to find efficient and effective treatment for individual tumors according to a BBC News report.

The s... Read More

'Beauty and the Beast' star Audra McDonald opens up about having a baby at 46

(NEW YORK) -- It's been 16 years since Audra McDonald had a baby.

Now at age 46, the "Beauty and the Beast" star has a second baby and a first with her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson.

The couple welcomed daughter ... Read More

Rise of 'membership medicine' plans against health insurance

(NEW YORK) -- What if your health coverage was more like a gym membership?

Shellee Enfinger and her husband support their family of five by paying $250 per month for health coverage. She said with direct primary care or "membership medicine" s... Read More

Boy's giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

(LOS ANGELES) -- For years, Justin Cho's family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened.

"Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very short lived, anywhere between 2 to 5 se... Read More

Julianne Hough wants to start 'open conversations' about endomitriosis

(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In a... Read More

Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

(NEW YORK) -- Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it.

"Th... Read More

High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch in their school's cafeteria.

Ian Brown fro... Read More

White working class increasingly hit with 'deaths of despair,' report finds

(NEW YORK) — The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives.Read More

Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- More women who were diagnosed with cancer as teens or young adults are surviving -- and many are having children of their own.

But their path isn't always easy. A new study published on Thursday in JAMA Oncology finds women w... Read More

Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

(NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.

Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with legs that bo... Read More

Mom honors 'the village' that made daughter's adoption possible

(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A Wilmington, North Carolina, mom took the day of her daughter's adoption as an opportunity to recognize the many people who were part of the journey.

"I met her the day she came into foster care," Millie Holloman sai... Read More

Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder

(BOSTON) -- A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including men... Read More

What to know about FDA's warning on breast implant risks, rare cancer

(NEW YORK) -- A warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised new concern about breast implants risks and the possibility of developing a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.

Here's the ke... Read More