February 9, 2016
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease -- the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating illness in North America.The newly identified bacteria is called "Borrelia m
iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- The Zika virus may be associated with another birth defect in infants, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology. Researchers from Brazil found that som
iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- New cases of people diagnosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted government officials to expand a state of emergency to two additional counties, for a total of seven counties.The Florida Surgeon General and
iStock/Thinkstock(GREENWICH, Conn.) -- Strangers from around the country came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kidney transplant survivor. Nick Cesarini, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was surprised with the truck Saturday in a reveal s
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates for the
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates for the
Wavebreak Media/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorDepression can come in many shapes and sizes, and it does tend to affect women more than men. But now, new research shows that there may be a link between the age when a
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With concern surrounding the Zika virus at an all-time high, Consumer Reports has re-released its exclusive ratings of mosquito repellents that best protect against the virus.The new release highlights the results regar
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The acclaimed HBO show Girls is back for a new season this month, but its biggest star will not being making press appearances due to a "chronic condition."Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday to write, "I just
Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center has been moved to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the risk of Zika virus transmission in the U.S., officials said Monday.T
Mario Tama/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Federal health officials weighed in Monday on the potential risks athletes may face from the Zika virus when attending the Olympics in Brazil, as U.S. Olympic Committee officials noted they are closely watching t
Jamie Simonds/Place2Be via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate is on a mission.The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, is speaking out in a new public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness for Children’s Mental Health week for her mental health chari
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You’ve heard of the winter blues. But now, researchers in Belgium are suggesting that seasons can affect not only your mood, but also your intellect. The authors of the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the
iStock/Thinkstock(CRESSWELL, England) -- A U.K. dad’s advice to fellow dads “respect the mother of your child” has gone viral after being posted in a Facebook tribute to the mother of his 9-month-old son.Tony Emms, of Cresswell Northumbe
DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Concussion is the most common brain injury in young adults, and new research suggests that suffering one could increase suicide risk. Canadian researchers looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2012
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is requesting $1.8 billion in emergency funding from Congress to fight the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, the White House announced Monday.The request comes after lawmakers o
Purestock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorHow much sleep do you get every night? If you're a single mother, chances are you're not getting enough.According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is shutting down all of its restaurants for four hours on Monday.The Mexican food chain will close its 2,000 restaurants to hold a company-wide staff meeting to talk about its new food safety program."
iStock/Thinkstock(DAVIS, Calif.) -- An 8-month-old Rottweiler whose skull was crushed after being hit by a car four months ago has a promising road to recovery thanks to reconstructive surgery.The dog named Ziba suffered severe injuries when she was hit,
Courtesy of Target(NEW YORK) -- Shopping just got easier for shoppers with older children and adults with special needs around the U.S.A special cart for caregivers, now available nationwide, makes it possible for them to use a shopping cart without havin
 
 
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