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Study finds a major uptick in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

iStok/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study found calls to poison control centers in the U.S. due to exposures to dietary supplements rose by nearly 50 percent between 2005 and 2012, and that a majority of those calls involved children   ... Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about opioid addiction, her family and ‘show-off business”

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC News contributor Chris Connelly has interviewed a litany of celebrities, athletes and public figures over the past three decades, and in a new digital series, "The Callback,” he reunites with stars with   ... Read More

Grandma and granddaughter will rock same dress to family wedding

Courtesy of Jenn Miller(KINGSTON, Pa.) -- Jenn Miller, 19, and her grandma, Susan Grey, 70, are like best friends.

“We are super close,” Miller of Kingston, Pennsylvania, told ABC News.

So when the granddaughter bought a cute dress to   ... Read More

Meghan McCain shares photo of hike with father John McCain

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Meghan McCain shared a photo on Saturday of her and her father, Sen. John McCain, on a hike, just days after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.   ... Read More

Mom encourages parents to teach their children about differences after son ridiculed at church

Stacey Gagnon(CAMP VERDE, Ariz.) -- An Arizona mother has taken to the web to encourage other parents to teach their kids about differences after her son was ridiculed at church.

Stacey Gagnon said she and her husband, along with   ... Read More

Ari Schultz, 5-year-old heart transplant recipient who went viral, dies

WCVB-TV(BOSTON) -- The Massachusetts boy who went viral earlier this year after his parents' blog shed light on the five-year-old's health ordeal -- he had more than 10 operations, including one heart transplant -- died Friday, the family announced   ... Read More

Indiana preemie home after family says Cancun hospital allegedly extorted over $30K from them

The Smith/Ralph family (INDIANAPOLIS) -- A newborn baby is home in Indiana after being born prematurely in a Mexican hospital where his relatives said his parents were being extorted for thousands of dollars.

While vacationing in Cancun, Mexico, expectant parents   ... Read More

Long Island sisters’ babies born on same day, delivered by same doctor

Jessica Lampert and Kristin Cronin(BABYLON, N.Y.) -- It’s double the diapers for these two sisters from Long Island.

Jessica Lampert, 30, of Commack, and Kristin Cronin, 34, of Babylon, both gave birth to healthy babies at Good Samaritan Hospital   ... Read More

Single mom inspires others with viral post encouraging co-parenting

Courtesy of Brittney Johnson and Kayla Imhoff (COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- Co-parenting doesn't have to be hard. And one former couple in Missouri is proving that.

Brittney Johnson praised her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend Kayla Imhoff in a now-viral Facebook post, writing:   ... Read More

Woman saves her granddaughter’s life through kidney donation

Courtesy Michael Graydon(MOODY, Ala.) -- A 2-year-old Alabama girl has a new lease on life thanks to a kidney donation from her 62-year-old grandmother, who was a perfect match.

Wryn Graydon of Moody, Alabama, was diagnosed at 2 months   ... Read More

Man loses 70 pounds after his poker buddies bet him $1M that he couldn’t

Walter Fisher(NEW YORK) -- A professional poker player shed 70 pounds after his buddies bet him $1 million that he could not drop down to just 10 percent body fat in six months.

Walter Fisher, 36, said that he   ... Read More

Approximately 60 sickened after eating at Virginia Chipotle

DanielMirer/iStock/Thinkstock(STERLING, Va.) -- The Loudon County Health Department is continuing to investigate the reports of illnesses linked to a Chipotle restaurant earlier this month, saying approximately 60 people may have gotten sick.

"One ill patron has tested positive for   ... Read More

FDA approves first neonatal MRI device

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first MRI device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units.

"Although we can use traditional MRI scanners to image neonates, taking babies   ... Read More

UN: Deaths linked to HIV/AIDS drop by half

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Deaths linked to AIDS have dropped by half in the past decade, according to a new report.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS said deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005   ... Read More

Inside the experimental treatment considered for baby Charlie Gard

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The U.S. doctor in London to examine Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old boy suffering from a critical illness that has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, could recommend an experimental   ... Read More

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Study finds a major uptick in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

iStok/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study found calls to poison control centers in the U.S. due to exposures to dietary supplements rose by nearly 50 percent between 2005 and 2012, and that a majority of those calls involved children   ... Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about opioid addiction, her family and ‘show-off business”

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC News contributor Chris Connelly has interviewed a litany of celebrities, athletes and public figures over the past three decades, and in a new digital series, "The Callback,” he reunites with stars with   ... Read More

Grandma and granddaughter will rock same dress to family wedding

Courtesy of Jenn Miller(KINGSTON, Pa.) -- Jenn Miller, 19, and her grandma, Susan Grey, 70, are like best friends.

“We are super close,” Miller of Kingston, Pennsylvania, told ABC News.

So when the granddaughter bought a cute dress to   ... Read More

Meghan McCain shares photo of hike with father John McCain

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Meghan McCain shared a photo on Saturday of her and her father, Sen. John McCain, on a hike, just days after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.   ... Read More

Mom encourages parents to teach their children about differences after son ridiculed at church

Stacey Gagnon(CAMP VERDE, Ariz.) -- An Arizona mother has taken to the web to encourage other parents to teach their kids about differences after her son was ridiculed at church.

Stacey Gagnon said she and her husband, along with   ... Read More

Ari Schultz, 5-year-old heart transplant recipient who went viral, dies

WCVB-TV(BOSTON) -- The Massachusetts boy who went viral earlier this year after his parents' blog shed light on the five-year-old's health ordeal -- he had more than 10 operations, including one heart transplant -- died Friday, the family announced   ... Read More

Indiana preemie home after family says Cancun hospital allegedly extorted over $30K from them

The Smith/Ralph family (INDIANAPOLIS) -- A newborn baby is home in Indiana after being born prematurely in a Mexican hospital where his relatives said his parents were being extorted for thousands of dollars.

While vacationing in Cancun, Mexico, expectant parents   ... Read More

Long Island sisters’ babies born on same day, delivered by same doctor

Jessica Lampert and Kristin Cronin(BABYLON, N.Y.) -- It’s double the diapers for these two sisters from Long Island.

Jessica Lampert, 30, of Commack, and Kristin Cronin, 34, of Babylon, both gave birth to healthy babies at Good Samaritan Hospital   ... Read More

Single mom inspires others with viral post encouraging co-parenting

Courtesy of Brittney Johnson and Kayla Imhoff (COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- Co-parenting doesn't have to be hard. And one former couple in Missouri is proving that.

Brittney Johnson praised her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend Kayla Imhoff in a now-viral Facebook post, writing:   ... Read More

Woman saves her granddaughter’s life through kidney donation

Courtesy Michael Graydon(MOODY, Ala.) -- A 2-year-old Alabama girl has a new lease on life thanks to a kidney donation from her 62-year-old grandmother, who was a perfect match.

Wryn Graydon of Moody, Alabama, was diagnosed at 2 months   ... Read More

Man loses 70 pounds after his poker buddies bet him $1M that he couldn’t

Walter Fisher(NEW YORK) -- A professional poker player shed 70 pounds after his buddies bet him $1 million that he could not drop down to just 10 percent body fat in six months.

Walter Fisher, 36, said that he   ... Read More

Approximately 60 sickened after eating at Virginia Chipotle

DanielMirer/iStock/Thinkstock(STERLING, Va.) -- The Loudon County Health Department is continuing to investigate the reports of illnesses linked to a Chipotle restaurant earlier this month, saying approximately 60 people may have gotten sick.

"One ill patron has tested positive for   ... Read More

FDA approves first neonatal MRI device

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first MRI device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units.

"Although we can use traditional MRI scanners to image neonates, taking babies   ... Read More

UN: Deaths linked to HIV/AIDS drop by half

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Deaths linked to AIDS have dropped by half in the past decade, according to a new report.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS said deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005   ... Read More

Inside the experimental treatment considered for baby Charlie Gard

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The U.S. doctor in London to examine Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old boy suffering from a critical illness that has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, could recommend an experimental   ... Read More

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