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Babies born to mothers using WIC are 33% less likely to die in first year of life: Study

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The children of low-income mothers who benefit from the federal government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children are one-third less likely to die during their first year of life than babies born   ... Read More

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a report published by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and   ... Read More

Seven die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

milanfoto/iStock()SAN DIEGO) -- Seven people in San Diego have died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, according to local health officials.

Over the last two months, nine people were admitted to San Diego hospitals   ... Read More

Cellphone injuries have spiked dramatically, especially among young people

Chainarong Prasertthai/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As cellphones became an omnipresent part of life over the past two decades, head and neck injuries associated with the devices spiked dramatically, according to a new study.

Injuries were infrequent until 2007, but as   ... Read More

More than 100 people sick from E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce: Officials

whitemay/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 100 people across the U.S. have been infected with E.coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to federal officials.

The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities say evidence   ... Read More

Woman makes powerful plea at House hearing on historic bill to regulate cosmetics, personal care products

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives is shining a light on making cosmetics safer.

On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled "Building Consumer   ... Read More

Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration unveiled a new program to provide HIV prevention medication to people without prescription drug coverage as a part of the president's ambitious effort to eradicate the virus in America by 2030.

The government's Ready,   ... Read More

What to know about a new study linking permanent hair dye, hair straighteners to breast cancer

MilosStankovic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The use of hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

The study, published Tuesday in the International Journal of Cancer, is   ... Read More

The introverts’ guide to making it through the holiday season

Liliboas/iStock(NEW YORK) -- "Rockin' around the Christmas tree" or going to a "Christmas party hop" make for good holiday song lyrics but are the stuff of holiday nightmares for people who identify as introverts.

A night out making small   ... Read More

Cow cuddling, flying with miniature horses are part of rapidly expanding use of support animals

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Abrea Hensley and her miniature therapy horse, Flirty, are quite the sight. Whether at the grocery store or in the park, Flirty attracts a lot of attention.

"Going out with Flirty is definitely one of the   ... Read More

Climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early

iStock/Adene Sanchez(NEW YORK) -- Warmer temperatures wrought by climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early, according to new research.

The research adds to existing knowledge on health complications tied to extreme temperatures. High air temperatures   ... Read More

Hospital has 22 labor and delivery staffers pregnant at same time, now 18 are moms

St. Elizabeth Healthcare(NEW YORK) -- There must be something in water at St. Elizabeth's Healthcare in Kentucky, as 22 labor and delivery hospital staffers were all pregnant at the same time this year.

Among the group of physicians, nurses   ... Read More

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ increased sexual assault awareness, study finds

The fall finale of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," aired on Nov. 21, 2019. - Kelsey Mcneal/ABC(New York) -- A Grey's Anatomy episode that aired in March made headlines for its focus on sexual assault. According to a new study,   ... Read More

Anna Faris ‘feeling very fortunate’ after carbon monoxide scare

Kameleon007/iStock(TAHOE CITY, Calif.) -- Anna Faris has added the men and women of the North Tahoe Fire Department to the list of people she's grateful for this holiday season.

In a tweet last week, the actress, whose family rented   ... Read More

From crumbling abortion access to anti-cancer vaccines: A decade in reproductive health

fstop123/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a whirlwind decade for reproductive health.

The country has simultaneously witnessed women's access to health services expanded, through cancer-preventing vaccines and no-cost contraception, as well as limited by the unprecedented rise in abortion restrictions   ... Read More

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Babies born to mothers using WIC are 33% less likely to die in first year of life: Study

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The children of low-income mothers who benefit from the federal government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children are one-third less likely to die during their first year of life than babies born   ... Read More

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a report published by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and   ... Read More

Seven die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

milanfoto/iStock()SAN DIEGO) -- Seven people in San Diego have died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, according to local health officials.

Over the last two months, nine people were admitted to San Diego hospitals   ... Read More

Cellphone injuries have spiked dramatically, especially among young people

Chainarong Prasertthai/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As cellphones became an omnipresent part of life over the past two decades, head and neck injuries associated with the devices spiked dramatically, according to a new study.

Injuries were infrequent until 2007, but as   ... Read More

More than 100 people sick from E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce: Officials

whitemay/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 100 people across the U.S. have been infected with E.coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to federal officials.

The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities say evidence   ... Read More

Woman makes powerful plea at House hearing on historic bill to regulate cosmetics, personal care products

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives is shining a light on making cosmetics safer.

On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled "Building Consumer   ... Read More

Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration unveiled a new program to provide HIV prevention medication to people without prescription drug coverage as a part of the president's ambitious effort to eradicate the virus in America by 2030.

The government's Ready,   ... Read More

What to know about a new study linking permanent hair dye, hair straighteners to breast cancer

MilosStankovic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The use of hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

The study, published Tuesday in the International Journal of Cancer, is   ... Read More

The introverts’ guide to making it through the holiday season

Liliboas/iStock(NEW YORK) -- "Rockin' around the Christmas tree" or going to a "Christmas party hop" make for good holiday song lyrics but are the stuff of holiday nightmares for people who identify as introverts.

A night out making small   ... Read More

Cow cuddling, flying with miniature horses are part of rapidly expanding use of support animals

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Abrea Hensley and her miniature therapy horse, Flirty, are quite the sight. Whether at the grocery store or in the park, Flirty attracts a lot of attention.

"Going out with Flirty is definitely one of the   ... Read More

Climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early

iStock/Adene Sanchez(NEW YORK) -- Warmer temperatures wrought by climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early, according to new research.

The research adds to existing knowledge on health complications tied to extreme temperatures. High air temperatures   ... Read More

Hospital has 22 labor and delivery staffers pregnant at same time, now 18 are moms

St. Elizabeth Healthcare(NEW YORK) -- There must be something in water at St. Elizabeth's Healthcare in Kentucky, as 22 labor and delivery hospital staffers were all pregnant at the same time this year.

Among the group of physicians, nurses   ... Read More

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ increased sexual assault awareness, study finds

The fall finale of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," aired on Nov. 21, 2019. - Kelsey Mcneal/ABC(New York) -- A Grey's Anatomy episode that aired in March made headlines for its focus on sexual assault. According to a new study,   ... Read More

Anna Faris ‘feeling very fortunate’ after carbon monoxide scare

Kameleon007/iStock(TAHOE CITY, Calif.) -- Anna Faris has added the men and women of the North Tahoe Fire Department to the list of people she's grateful for this holiday season.

In a tweet last week, the actress, whose family rented   ... Read More

From crumbling abortion access to anti-cancer vaccines: A decade in reproductive health

fstop123/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a whirlwind decade for reproductive health.

The country has simultaneously witnessed women's access to health services expanded, through cancer-preventing vaccines and no-cost contraception, as well as limited by the unprecedented rise in abortion restrictions   ... Read More

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