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Mom posts sunscreen PSA after daughter develops skin reaction

By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A mom who posted a photo of her 3-year-old's apparent reaction to sunscreen is alerting parents in hopes it won't happen to another child.Megan Doss, a mother of three from Georgia, shared the image on Monday with her 11,500 Instagram followers. Doss told…... Read More

Parents of young kids headed back to school need to read this teacher's message

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- If there's one issue dividing parents at this moment, it's the back-to-school debate. And while it seems few people can agree on the right course of action for the 2020-2021 school year, there is one thing most parents can agree on: they're…... Read More

Dentists push back after warning from WHO to delay routine checkups in areas where COVID is spreading

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dentists are fighting tooth and nail to get back to business amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization released its new recommendation that people should put off "routine" check-ups in areas where the virus is spreading until more is known about…... Read More

As nursing homes battle coronavirus, study finds key defense: full staffs

By LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At a time when nursing homes continue to be among the hardest hit settings in the coronavirus pandemic, new studies are beginning to offer insight as to why some facilities are seeing more cases than others -- and, according to one, how important…... Read More

Majority white counties have significantly fewer COVID-19 cases: Study

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. counties predominantly composed of white people have reported the fewest coronavirus cases, while diverse counties have been hit disproportionately harder by COVID-19, new research shows.Researchers analyzed publicly available U.S. Census data and found that while 22% of counties have a predominantly Black…... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine may be less effective in obese people, experts warn

By DR. NATE WOOD, ABC NewsAs the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, concerns are already rising that it may not work in obese patients, arguably one of the groups that needs it most.More than 1 in 3 Americans is obese, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has…... Read More

Fatal surgeries among Black youth force researchers to examine medical bias

BY: KARMA ALLEN(WASHINGTON) -- Researchers are pointing to an alarming medical study about fatal surgeries among Black youth, saying the data sheds light on why doctors and hospitals should to do more to confront their own biases.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that Black children are 3.4 times…... Read More

Seven tips for parents to mentally prepare their children, and themselves, for school

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When Diane Borsvold's husband and children tested positive for COVID-19 in June, it was her 10-year-old son, M.J., who suffered the most emotionally."He broke down crying," Borsvold told ABC News' Good Morning America. "We told him that he was having these symptoms and…... Read More

Fauci says he has serious doubts Russia's COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective

By CATERINA ANDREANO, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News' Deborah Roberts that he seriously doubts the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V and touted by President Vladimir Putin, has been proven safe and effective.Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, shared the…... Read More

'Shock hair loss' linked to coronavirus pandemic stress

By THE GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The stress of the coronavirus pandemic is causing people's hair to fall out in a phenomenon doctors are calling "shock hair loss.""There's no symptoms, there's no itching, there's no pain," Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, told Good Morning…... Read More

Selma Blair opens up about riding her horse for the first time since MS diagnosis

By MEGAN STONE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Selma Blair offered an honest update about her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis over the weekend, revealing that she was finally able to do something she sorely missed: ride her beloved horse.The two had an emotional reunion over the weekend, with the "Legally…... Read More