September 30, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(GLASGOW, Scotland) -- Candy is dandy but deep-fried candy bars are really tasty.The problem, according to a report in the Scottish Medical Journal, is that these sugary and fatty confections normally sold at state fairs could put you in
Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study indicates that antibiotics, used in children under the age of 2, may be linked to childhood obesity.Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia looked at data from 65,000 infants and
JackF/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Doctors from the American Academy of Pediatrics say that long-acting reversible contraceptive methods should be used for teenagers before the birth control pill.LARC methods, such as intra-uterine devices and subd
Aleksandar-Pal Sakala/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say soda may cause problems for children's bone health, particularly if it leads to children drinking less milk.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, points to the importance
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There's a new mystery surrounding a respiratory virus suspected of sickening children in 45 states since August: temporary paralysis.The virus, called enterovirus 68, can start out like the common cold but can quickly turn s
ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) -- Singer Debbie Gibson admits that she is just now starting to feel like herself again after struggling from Lyme disease for the past year."This is my first pain-free month," she told People magazine. "My strength has really
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- America's richest man has a plan to fight Ebola, and he isn't shy about trumpeting its greatest benefactor: the United States.In his first interview since donating $50 million to counter the quickly-expanding thr
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke defended his team's handling of quarterback Shane Morris, who stayed in Saturday’s game despite appearing dazed and wobbly following a vicious hit."We would never ever p
ABC NewsREPORTER'S NOTEBOOK By ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- "First thing was the headache," a Liberian teen tells me.I've arrived in a remote village with a medical team from The International Medical Corps to take him to an Ebola tr
iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.Humphrey, 13, is one of hundreds of children across the country stricken by Enterovirus 68.He later had problems moving his limbs."I couldn't mov
iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- The best way to treat social anxiety disorder, which can literally paralyze people in social situations, is through talk therapy more so than drugs.That's the finding of a John Hopkins University study, which looked at a di
Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK By: Dr. Richard BesserMatthew Lincoln died Saturday night. He was one of two patients to die at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit on Saturday.When Lincoln died, I was embedded with a
VILevi/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- An American doctor who had been volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone will be admitted for treatment at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center after being exposed to the virus.Accor
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether limb weakness and paralysis in nine children could be connected to the far-reaching outbreak of the respiratory disease Enterovirus 68.The CDC released
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Time to toss those pills sitting in your medicine cabinet-- Saturday is the last annual National Prescription Drug Take Back day. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, police officers across the country are collecting expi
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- En route to Liberia, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Richard Besser shared the medical advice given to passengers headed into the heart of the Ebola outbreak zone.While waiting for a plane to Monrovia, Liberia, Bess
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The mysterious respiratory illness enterovirus that has been striking children throughout the country is spreading fast, and may be the cause of a preschooler's death.Authorities in New Jersey are investigating if the death
iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- No charges will be filed in the case of a Utah woman became seriously sick after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with a chemical at a restaurant.The Salt Lake County Attorney says, after reviewing evidence, there i
Courtesy the Callaway family(GREENSBORO, Ga.) -- A Georgia police officer is recovering in an Atlanta hospital after receiving a kidney transplant from a stranger who was moved to donate the organ after reading a news story about the officer and his famil YORK) -- An online grocery store thinks airline food delivered to customers' homes could be the next big thing.German company will spend this month and the next figuring out if there's enough to make its program Air Food
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