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Dr. Ruth says millennials' intimacy issues aren't about sex

(NEW YORK) -- Sex therapist Dr. Ruth said she is concerned about millennials’ issues with intimacy and loneliness.Ruth Westheimer, better known as legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth, voiced her concerns about the younger generation’s issues with intimacy on Valentine’s Day at The View.Ruth said she is well aware that millennials…... Read More

Mom hopes to spark change with video of daughter’s walker getting stuck in sand at playground

(NEW YORK) -- A Florida mother is hoping a video showing her 5-year-old getting trapped in the sand will motivate her county to build more accessible playgrounds for kids with special needs.Danielle Zukosi attended a birthday party at Anderson Snow Park in Hernando County, Florida, on Feb. 10. The mother…... Read More

Politics are playing a bigger role in millennial dating preferences

(NEW YORK) -- Over the past several years, millennials have increasingly indicated on their dating app profiles that politics is make-or-break in relationships, said Melissa Hobley, chief marketing officer for the dating app OKCupid, on ABC News' "The Briefing Room."Hobley said that some people will filter their potential matches by…... Read More

Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents are putting sick kids at risk

(NEW YORK) -- Eighteen-year-old Ethan Lindenberger’s decision to act against his anti-vaccine mother's wishes recently thrust his family into a fiery national debate over the anti-vax movement. But one California family has been fighting against the movement for years and it has successfully lobbied to have the state laws changed.“We…... Read More

This year's flu vaccine is 47% effective, CDC says

(ATLANTA) -- The flu vaccine is more effective this year than the past two years, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC reported Thursday that the flu vaccine is proving 47 percent effective in preventing the strains of the flu that are most prevalent…... Read More

Want love? Swipe right for 'nice' and left for 'neurotic'

(NEW YORK) --  Similar interests, similar personality -- that’s what matters for long-term happiness in a relationship. Right? Not so, according to a new study by researchers at Michigan State University.This Valentine’s Day, many people may be wondering whether there is a special formula to finding a good match --…... Read More

EPA releases plan to limit chemicals chief calls 'very important threat'

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a nationwide effort to learn more about and better control toxic chemicals in Americans' drinking water across the country. The EPA announced a national action plan to regulate and clean up a class of chemicals used in everyday products like nonstick…... Read More

Hospital heart patients wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day

(OAK LAWN, Ill.) -- These little hospital patients are celebrating Valentine’s Day in the sweetest way.Children and infants being treated for heart conditions at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois participated a Valentine’s Day photo shoot.Hospital staff say they put on the photo shoot to make Valentine’s Day memorable…... Read More

Want love? Swipe right for 'nice' and left for 'neurotic'

(NEW YORK) -- Similar interests, similar personality -- that’s what matters for long-term happiness in a relationship. Right? Not so, according to a new study by researchers at Michigan State University.This Valentine’s Day, many people may be wondering whether there is a special formula to finding a good match --…... Read More

1-year-old's birthday photo shoot reaches out to family of his heart donor

(NEW YORK) -- Titus Sickles was close to dying before a heart transplant saved his life when he was just 3 months old.When Titus turned one in January, his parents marked the milestone the way a lot of parents do, with a photo shoot.Titus’ photographs, though, had a bigger purpose:…... Read More

ABC's Ginger Zee shares what happened after a month of strength training

(NEW YORK) -- At the start of 2019, ABC News' Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee, a mother of two and an avid exerciser, set a new wellness goal: to be able to do eight pull-ups and 30 push-ups in great form by the end of January.Zee used trainer Alexia…... Read More

On Valentine's Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health

BY: DR. THERESA SCOTT(NEW YORK) -- Valentine’s Day may be about romance, but there’s little Americans love more than chocolate. People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year — over 11 pounds per person — but not all chocolate is created equally.The typical candy bars…... Read More

Sam Smith on learning to love his body and the dangerous lengths he's gone to for photo shoots

(LONDON) --  Sam Smith recently opened up about his own body image insecurities and how he's learned to love himself.The Grammy-award winning singer shared a shirtless photograph of himself on the beach on Tuesday and wrote in the caption about his struggles to accept his body size, and addressed what…... Read More

How one man is trying to help fellow black men 'heal' through yoga

(NEW YORK) -- Yoga instructor Changa Bell is on a mission to create a safe space for black men in his community to open up, breathe and "heal" together through yoga. Bell said he was hoping to create a place where black men in his community could feel welcome practicing…... Read More