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New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions during games than practices

rmcguirk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- High school athletes are more likely to have concussions during games than in practice, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In the new study, 20 high school sports, including football, wrestling,   ... Read More

Is your positivity toxic? How being positive may be harmful when helping others

Licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- We've all heard of the power of positive thinking. We're told to be positive. Think positively.

So when someone we love is feeling down or facing a challenge, many of   ... Read More

There’s a national shortage of Braille teachers and the situation is dire

Braille Institute(NEW YORK) -- "When my son was born, he was the first blind person I’d ever met," Emily Coleman told ABC News' Good Morning America.

Coleman, 40, now works as a superintendent for the Texas School for   ... Read More

Mom competes in 140-mile race with daughter who’s unable to walk

Beth James(NEW YORK) -- An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

It’s about a 17-hour competition where athletes have to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then   ... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Woman details her heartbreaking experiences

Courtesy Kendal Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many women in this country, with at least 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, that number is likely higher, as   ... Read More

Men’s marijuana use increases miscarriage risk for women, new research finds

Tunatura/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research is highlighting the role men play in infertility and miscarriage.

When men smoke marijuana once a week or more, their partners are twice as likely to experience a miscarriage when pregnant, according to Boston   ... Read More

Suicide attempts among black teenagers are rising

Moore Media/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Since the 1990s, suicide attempts among black youth have risen 73%, while attempts among white youth fell 7.5%, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Previous research has also shown an uptick   ... Read More

Breastfeeding benefits mom, baby and the environment

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.

"It benefits all of society," Natalie Shenker, Ph.D., a research   ... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Everything you need to know but were too nervous to ask

Srisakorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage -- the loss of a pregnancy in any trimester -- is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic in our culture.

Statistics differ, but according to the Mayo Clinic, for   ... Read More

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

iStock/Eugeneonline(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients' prescriptions suddenly could do more harm than good.

The new guidance, published Thursday, stressed   ... Read More

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new numbers from the Centers   ... Read More

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Nastasic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Are weed moms the new wine moms?

Though "wine mom" culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling   ... Read More

‘Freak Shakes’ are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

Julie Curry, owner of Bake'n Babes(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser.

“It felt really good," recipient Victoria Burnham, 25, said. "I know there   ... Read More

Babies at higher risk of heart defects if dad drinks alcohol before conception: Study

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Does a dad's drinking matter as much as a mom's before conception?

Researchers in China believe that a father's alcohol intake may actually affect a future child more than a mother's.

They completed a meta-analysis review   ... Read More

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet turtles in 13 states: CDC

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A salmonella outbreak in 13 states has been linked to pet turtles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Twenty-one people have been infected with the strain of Salmonella Oranienburg, the CDC announced   ... Read More

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New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions during games than practices

rmcguirk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- High school athletes are more likely to have concussions during games than in practice, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In the new study, 20 high school sports, including football, wrestling,   ... Read More

Is your positivity toxic? How being positive may be harmful when helping others

Licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) -- We've all heard of the power of positive thinking. We're told to be positive. Think positively.

So when someone we love is feeling down or facing a challenge, many of   ... Read More

There’s a national shortage of Braille teachers and the situation is dire

Braille Institute(NEW YORK) -- "When my son was born, he was the first blind person I’d ever met," Emily Coleman told ABC News' Good Morning America.

Coleman, 40, now works as a superintendent for the Texas School for   ... Read More

Mom competes in 140-mile race with daughter who’s unable to walk

Beth James(NEW YORK) -- An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

It’s about a 17-hour competition where athletes have to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then   ... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Woman details her heartbreaking experiences

Courtesy Kendal Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many women in this country, with at least 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, that number is likely higher, as   ... Read More

Men’s marijuana use increases miscarriage risk for women, new research finds

Tunatura/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research is highlighting the role men play in infertility and miscarriage.

When men smoke marijuana once a week or more, their partners are twice as likely to experience a miscarriage when pregnant, according to Boston   ... Read More

Suicide attempts among black teenagers are rising

Moore Media/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Since the 1990s, suicide attempts among black youth have risen 73%, while attempts among white youth fell 7.5%, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Previous research has also shown an uptick   ... Read More

Breastfeeding benefits mom, baby and the environment

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.

"It benefits all of society," Natalie Shenker, Ph.D., a research   ... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Everything you need to know but were too nervous to ask

Srisakorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage -- the loss of a pregnancy in any trimester -- is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic in our culture.

Statistics differ, but according to the Mayo Clinic, for   ... Read More

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

iStock/Eugeneonline(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients' prescriptions suddenly could do more harm than good.

The new guidance, published Thursday, stressed   ... Read More

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new numbers from the Centers   ... Read More

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Nastasic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Are weed moms the new wine moms?

Though "wine mom" culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling   ... Read More

‘Freak Shakes’ are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

Julie Curry, owner of Bake'n Babes(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser.

“It felt really good," recipient Victoria Burnham, 25, said. "I know there   ... Read More

Babies at higher risk of heart defects if dad drinks alcohol before conception: Study

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Does a dad's drinking matter as much as a mom's before conception?

Researchers in China believe that a father's alcohol intake may actually affect a future child more than a mother's.

They completed a meta-analysis review   ... Read More

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet turtles in 13 states: CDC

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A salmonella outbreak in 13 states has been linked to pet turtles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Twenty-one people have been infected with the strain of Salmonella Oranienburg, the CDC announced   ... Read More

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