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August 07, 2020 - 11:34 am
By DR. MOLLY STOUT, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- It has long been known that alcohol and pregnancy can be a dangerous combination. Now, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds one in nine women reported drinking while pregnant. Drinking patterns were broken down by trimester...
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August 07, 2020 - 10:55 am
By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Living through a pandemic and quarantining can be a drag, but many are using this time to re-start their lives and prioritize their health. With pre-existing conditions a contributing factor to contracting the novel coronavirus, 30...
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August 07, 2020 - 8:24 am
By STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Public health experts and scientists closest to the process of developing and testing vaccines for COVID-19 said they're confident the process is based in solid science, despite the perception that the Trump administration's "Operation Warp...
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August 07, 2020 - 7:42 am
By ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Five former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who came together to speak about the coronavirus on Thursday said repeatedly that the United States is still struggling to deal with the pandemic because of one thing: mixed messages...
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August 07, 2020 - 7:04 am
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- What are schools going to look like when they reopen this year? It's a complicated question with few answers at this point: for some, there might be plastic guards on desks, hand sanitizer stations in every classroom, masks on students and staff and...
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August 07, 2020 - 6:33 am
By IVAN PEREIRA, JANET WEINSTEIN and JP KEENAN (NEW YORK) -- July turned out to be another deadly month for the U.S. as hundreds of thousands of people contracted the novel coronavirus. There were 1,882,692 new cases diagnosed throughout the month and 25,259 new COVID-19 deaths, according to data...
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August 07, 2020 - 6:31 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Rachel Scott's son Braden was 5 years old when he was diagnosed in 2016 with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare, rapid-onset neurological disease affecting the spinal cord leading to paralysis. Josh and Gretchen Trimble's youngest daughter, Opal, was...
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August 06, 2020 - 4:02 pm
BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON, EDEN DAVID, and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors are concerned that the prolonged shutdowns and stay-at-home orders critical in combating the novel coronavirus may have had dire consequences on early cancer diagnosis and...
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August 06, 2020 - 3:45 pm
BY: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas) -- A doctor who delivered a baby girl 25 years ago has now delivered her newborn son. Dr. Bryan Cox of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, delivered Lauren Cortez on March 23, 1995. Cortez's mom, Isabel Luna, has been his patient for...
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August 06, 2020 - 11:54 am
By the GMA TEAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One expert says the risk of spread on school busies is low if the right precautions are taken, and that ventilation is key. School is back in session in some parts of the country, raising major questions about how to transport kids safely to class amid the...
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