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New measles numbers show the disease continues to spread but at slightly slower pace

(ATLANTA) -- The number of measles cases continues to grow, though at a slightly less rapid pace than was recorded earlier in the year.The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that there were 21 new cases of measles in the most recent recorded week, bringing the total number to 1,203…... Read More

Parents want to regain custody of 4-year-old son with cancer after stopping his chemo

(HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla.) -- A couple from Florida is fighting to regain custody of their son after they chose alternative methods to treat his tumor.Noah McAdams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this year. The 4-year-old's parents, Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball, stopped chemotherapy two days into treatment.Instead, McAdams…... Read More

Chrissy Teigen claims swollen lip caused by altitude sickness

(NEW YORK) -- Chrissy Teigen sent social media ablaze when she shared with her more than 11 million social media followers a photo of her extremely swollen bottom lip.Teigen, a mom of two with husband John Legend, said she was in Utah attending a wedding and blamed her swollen lip…... Read More

South Dakota woman gives birth to triplets after thinking she had kidney stones

(NEW YORK) -- A South Dakota mother was in for a huge surprise during a recent trip to the hospital earlier this month for what she thought was kidney stones."Started getting pains, figured it was kidney stones cause I went through them before," Dannette Giltz told ABC affiliate KOTA-TV.Giltz didn't…... Read More

Weight Watchers' app for kids draws backlash from parents, calls for boycott

(NEW YORK) -- More than 78,000 people have signed a petition online calling on WW, formerly Weight Watchers, to remove its new app aimed at children ages 8 to 17.The app, called Kurbo by WW, is "designed to help kids and teens ... reach a healthier weight," according to a…... Read More

10 common sleep myths: Put bad habits to rest and wake up a better sleeping routine

(NEW YORK) -- Ah, sleep. Why is our most precious recharging resource so scarce in our busy, modern lives?We all know the excuses: demanding schedules, social lives and screen time. Sometimes it's subconscious, but we're all making decisions to do these things instead of getting the sleep we need. ABC…... Read More

Potential links to lung illnesses and e-cigarettes under investigation: CDC

(WASHINGTON) -- Federal health officials are investigating potential links between lung illnesses and e-cigarettes amid the soaring popularity of so-called vaping among young people.Since June 28, there have been at least 94 cases reported across several states involving people with "severe pulmonary disease" possibly tied to vaping, with the majority…... Read More

4 back to school tips for parents of children with ADHD

(NEW YORK) -- For parents of the 6.1 million American children with ADHD, going back to school can be a major source of anxiety.Many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) struggle with school performance, making friends and their general sense of well-being.Medication is frequently a part of ADHD treatment,…... Read More

New guidelines on prescribing fewer opioids could have massive impact: Study

BY DR. NITHIN PAUL (NEW YORK) -- Surgeons in Michigan are prescribing fewer opioid medications after operations, but here's the kicker: Their patients are not complaining. A new study further explores whether too many opioids were being given to patients and how new guidelines can help surgeons curb usage without…... Read More

Potentially toxic ‘miracle cure’ touted by fringe ‘church’ is back on FDA's radar

(NEW YORK) -- Reports of health problems from a dangerous so-called “miracle cure” marketed widely online in recent years as a mineral solution known as “MMS” -- whose promoters tout it as a treatment or cure everything from HIV/AIDS and cancer to autism and fibromyalgia –- are back on the…... Read More

New guidelines on prescribing fewer opioids could have massive impact: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Surgeons in Michigan are prescribing fewer opioid medications after operations, but here's the kicker: Their patients are not complaining.A new study further explores whether too many opioids were being given to patients and how new guidelines can help surgeons curb usage without affecting pain relief.In the study,…... Read More

Woman says she was told by doctor to lose weight, then diagnosed with cancer

(LOS ANGELES) -- A California woman who gave birth six months ago says seeking a second opinion after one doctor told her to lose weight may have saved her life.Jen Curran, 38, of Los Angeles, said her blood pressure was high and her OBGYN detected a high amount of protein…... Read More

Three ways to stop the dreaded 'Sunday scaries'

(NEW YORK) -- It's 5:00 on Sunday night and a familiar feeling of dread starts to set in, as the weekend slips away.Sunday scaries, Sunday night blues and Sunday depression are all terms used to describe the anticipatory anxiety for the week ahead.It's a phenomenon that has become commonplace, experienced…... Read More

New product line is helping people embrace their baldness

(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Bamberger was diagnosed with alopecia areata, also known as patchy hair loss, at age 12.By her 15th birthday, as her condition become more severe, Bamberger said she decided to shave her head. "I really wasn't comfortable with my bald head at all," Bamberger told ABC News'…... Read More