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Wake-up call prompts mom of three to lose more than 100 pounds

(NEW YORK) -- Elizabeth Raney had a wake-up call while on maternity leave with her youngest child that kicked off a 100-pound weight loss. "I had the whole summer off with my kids and it just kind of hit me that I wasn’t able to run around and play with…... Read More

Utah becomes 19th state to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Utah officially banned the controversial practice of conversion therapy on minors this week, ending a long battle between local LGBTQ activists and religious groups. The ruling, which went into effect Tuesday, outlaws the discredited practice grounded in the belief that being LGBTQ is unnatural. Conversion practices…... Read More

WHO weighs declaring new coronavirus international public health emergency

(GENEVA) -- Authorities in Wuhan, the city at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak, are shutting down public transportation beginning on Thursday, according to CCTV, China's state television network.Barring emergencies, residents of the 11-million-person city will be prohibited from leaving the city or using buses, subways or ferries.So far,…... Read More

Sunscreen can be absorbed in the bloodstream -- but more testing needed

(NEW YORK) -- Sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect against the sun's potentially dangerous ultraviolet rays, yet the effects of its ingredients on our body is still unknown. But a new study published in the medical journal JAMA finds that certain active ingredients can be absorbed into…... Read More

How 'two kind strangers' on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

(NEW YORK) -- TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man's life. When Alex Griswold shared a video on TikTok about married life with his nearly 500,000 followers last December,…... Read More

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson's diagnosis

(NEW YORK) -- Ozzy Osbourne is known as "the Prince of Darkness" and for his crazy antics on and off stage, but the singer and entertainment personality is opening up about something more serious. In an exclusive interview with Robin Roberts for ABC News' Good Morning America, the legendary rocker,…... Read More

Mom does 5,332 burpees in 12 hours to help daughter with rare birth defect

(NEW YORK) -- Gena Laielli, a 37-year-old mom of two, completed 5,332 burpees in 12 straight hours. The number -- a staggering feat for anyone who has tried to do one burpee -- is poised to break a world record.The world record will be a nice accolade, but the most…... Read More

Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

(NEW YORK) -- The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities.Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China's National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China's official state-run news organization, that two cases of human-to-human transmission had been…... Read More

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

(NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds. The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor."At 350 pounds there were a lot of things I couldn’t do, simple things that people don’t have to think…... Read More

2-year-old missing half a heart gets surprise 'snow day' after missing family trip

(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old girl who was too sick to attend her family's winter vacation just got a surprise "snow day" from her neighborhood's first responders. Quinn Walker was born in 2017 missing the left side of her heart. She's had two open heart surgeries and is scheduled for…... Read More

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials said Friday.Starting Friday, travelers passing through San Francisco International, New York's…... Read More

Flu shot isn't an exact match, but you should still get it

(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say. "The influenza vaccine protects against various strains, three or four, depending on which vaccine you receive," said Dr. William…... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department. Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department of Health to stop distributing them, spokeswoman Jenny Johnson, of the…... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017, a 12% increase, according to the study published…... Read More