Health

Jennifer Nielsen
December 12, 2019 - 3:36 pm
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A boy who loves unicorns met two in real life thanks to a send-off party from his kindergarten classmates. Wyatt Haas was diagnosed with brain cancer on Nov. 15. On Dec. 6, his community held a farewell party at the neighborhood park before he headed to St. Jude's in Memphis,...
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December 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Recent deaths linked to vaping have, in the eyes of many, cast it as public health enemy No. 1, but a new report suggests vilifying vaping could do more long-term harm than good. In an article published Thursday in the journal Science, experts, including the deans of three U.S. public...
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Sheri Norris
December 12, 2019 - 7:23 am
(NEW YORK) -- Tennis is everything for Genie Kilpatrick. Ever since her mom signed her up for classes when she was young, "tennis has been my life," she said. "It saved my life in so many ways." "I was a chubby little kid and needed some sort of a -- some way to exercise," Kilpatrick said. Tennis...
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December 11, 2019 - 3:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that later in the day the House would debate and then vote Thursday on a bill that she said would reduce prescription drug costs, the latest example of Democrats drawing attention to their legislative efforts while they pursue...
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December 11, 2019 - 3:42 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Intermittent fasting -- eating only during a certain period of time -- has become a buzzy wellness trend, pushing it into the top spot as the most searched diet of 2019, according to Google. The idea of fasting is, of course, thousands of years old but intermittent fasting, or IF, has...
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December 11, 2019 - 9:07 am
(NEW YORK) -- The majority of women who seek abortions each year do so at independent abortion clinics, which are closing at a precarious rate, according to a new report. The number of independent clinics fell 32% in recent years, from 510 clinics in 2012 to only 344 as of November, according to a...
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December 11, 2019 - 8:58 am
(NEW YORK) -- Alyse Parker shares messages of self-love and empowerment with YouTube videos about her lifestyle from diet and exercise to home tours. But now, the YouTuber with over 700,000 subscribers and thousands of Instagram followers has ruffled some feathers -- especially among her largely...
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Susan Cicotte
December 10, 2019 - 3:35 pm
(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- A family who lost someone they love to a drug overdose is sharing their story in hopes of helping others who may be struggling with addiction. On June 1, Christopher Pennington of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died. The 35-year-old father of two faced addiction before ultimately...
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December 10, 2019 - 9:09 am
(NEW YORK) -- In contrast to media reports in recent years about a crisis of increasing isolation and loneliness in the United States, called an "epidemic" by the former surgeon general, new research indicates that's not necessarily true -- at least for Baby Boomers. "That the narrative appears...
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December 09, 2019 - 7:47 pm
(NEW YORK) -- White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of a "limited number" of its frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen six-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers and 16-pack hamburgers and 16-pack cheeseburgers due to a "possible presence" of listeria, according to the Food...
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