Health News

  • Teen with cancer granted wish to visit ‘Good Morning America’ in Times Square
    (ABC News) Adam Garry, of Allen, Texas, 18, suffers from gastric cancer. His wish was granted by the "Make a Wish Foundation" to attend "Good Morning America's" live show on July 27, 2017 at Times Square studios.(NEW YORK) -- A Texas teen's wish to attend a live taping of Good ... read more
    HealthJuly 27, 2017
  • E-cigarettes may help smokers quit after all
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With the rising popularity of e-cigarettes, the debate over whether these devices are a legitimate aid to smoking cessation -- or just another way for people to get hooked on nicotine -- has raged in recent years.Now, a new study suggesting that e-cigarettes may, indeed, help smokers ... read more
    HealthJuly 27, 2017
  • What to know about Bell’s palsy
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In a newly released interview with Vanity Fair, actress Angelina Jolie opens up about her struggle with Bell’s palsy, a rare and often mysterious neurological condition.The Oscar-winning actress, who split from longtime husband Brad Pitt in late 2016, expressed concern that in caring for her six children ... read more
    HealthJuly 27, 2017
  • CDC: Salmonella outbreak in 12 states linked to papayas
    goorulz/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tied a recent multistate outbreak of Salmonella to a specific type of Mexican papayas.According to the CDC, Mexican Maradol papayas have infected at least 47 people in 12 states with the Salmonella Kiambu infection. Twelve of the 47 people ... read more
    HealthJuly 26, 2017
  • The life-changing moment that turned ‘couch potato’ dad into vegan ultra-endurance athlete
    ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- By the time he was 39, Rich Roll seemed to have everything.He was a successful entertainment attorney who had worked his way up to partnership and was living in southern California, where he and his wife had built a family together with four children.But shortly before ... read more
    HealthJuly 26, 2017
  • Couple throws rescue cow a special first birthday party
    Courtesy Sunnyside Stables(ROSEMOUNT, Minn.) -- Minnie Moo the cow celebrated her first birthday surrounded by the humans who love her on Thursday after a rough start to her life.Born prematurely and rejected by her mother, who was used in rodeos, Minnie Moo was also battling pneumonia when Lee Orr and ... read more
    HealthJuly 25, 2017
  • 88-year-old woman with terminal illness meets and flirts with Luke Bryan
    Credit: lukebryan.com(KANSAS CITY) -- For 88-year-old Frances Stanaway of Missouri, meeting country star Luke Bryan was the "night of her life."Stanaway, who is battling a terminal illness, got the chance to meet -- and flirt -- with Bryan through the organization Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care out of Pennsylvania. On ... read more
    HealthJuly 25, 2017
  • Spending money to save time may increase life satisfaction, study says
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Money can’t buy love, but who says it can’t buy happiness?Spending money on time-saving services may result in greater life satisfaction, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.An international team of researchers surveyed more than 6,000 men and ... read more
    HealthJuly 24, 2017
  • 35-pound cat poses with adopted family in wedding photos
    Kristi Odom(MOUNT RAINIER, Md.) -- An adorably fat cat named Vito has joined his new owners in a special wedding-day photo shoot.Vito, formerly known as Symba, was adopted in June by Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin after the feline made national news for weighing 35 pounds."We wished that we could've ... read more
    HealthJuly 24, 2017
  • Study finds a major uptick in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements
    iStok/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study found calls to poison control centers in the U.S. due to exposures to dietary supplements rose by nearly 50 percent between 2005 and 2012, and that a majority of those calls involved children being exposed to supplements.The report, published Friday in the Journal of ... read more
    HealthJuly 24, 2017