Health News

  • ‘Lawnmower’ parenting on the rise
    GMA Photo Illustration/Getty(NEW YORK) -- Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz.In an essay recently published on the site Weareteachers.com, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a "troubling trend.""Lawnmower parents go to whatever ... read more
    HealthSeptember 18, 2018
  • 2-year-old boy with cancer gets early Christmas love from around the world
    WCPO-TV(CINCINNATI) -- After one family said their baby was sent home with two months to live, neighbors and friends around the world have banded together to create early Christmas for the boy."We decided to make every day that he has left as amazing as it can be," Brody’s sister McKenzie ... read more
    HealthSeptember 17, 2018
  • Florida health center Recovery Unplugged uses music to help fight addiction
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic. Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what ... read more
    HealthSeptember 14, 2018
  • Relief fund set up by GlobalGiving for those affected by Hurricane Florence
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling "the storm of a lifetime," and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds.The impending storm -- which is expected to make landfall Friday morning -- has ... read more
    HealthSeptember 13, 2018
  • South Africa giraffe attack victims on the mend, family says
    Courtesy Sam Williams(NEW YORK) -- The father of an American woman who was attacked by a giraffe on a wildlife reserve in South Africa last week has told ABC News that both his daughter, Katy Williams, and her 3-year-old son, Finn, are recovering well.Jack Standish said he is relieved that ... read more
    HealthSeptember 13, 2018
  • FDA calls e-cigarettes ‘an epidemic’ among minors, cracks down on retailers
    iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The use of e-cigarettes has become an "epidemic” among children, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is taking the most aggressive steps in the history of the agency to slow the rate at which young people become addicted to the product.Fines and ... read more
    HealthSeptember 12, 2018
  • 14 people sickened in multistate salmonella outbreak possibly tied to large, cage-free eggs: FDA
    FDA(NEW YORK) -- Large, cage-free eggs from an Alabama farm are being recalled due to a potential contamination of salmonella after at least 14 people reported feeling ill in a multistate outbreak, according to U.S. officials."Reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs," the U.S. Food and ... read more
    HealthSeptember 11, 2018
  • Opioid crisis has New Hampshire primary voters in somber mood
    iStock/Thinkstock(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- While New Hampshire voters are traditionally animated and vocal during campaign season, one issue this year leaves many of them virtually speechless: the opioid crisis.The state is one of the nation's hardest hit by a spiraling American epidemic of narcotic addiction.In recent ABC News interviews with potential ... read more
    HealthSeptember 11, 2018
  • Scientists say they’ve developed blood test that can detect internal body clock
    iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN(NEW YORK) -- Can a blood test tell what time it is in your body? Scientists at Northwestern University think so.In a study published Monday in the medical journal PNAS, researchers reveal that they have invented a new computer algorithm called “TimeSignature” that uses blood sample data ... read more
    HealthSeptember 10, 2018
  • Talking with your toddler could boost IQ scores and language skills later: Study
    iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ(NEW YORK) -- Talking to children when they're tiny doesn't just teach them speech -- early conversation is linked to better language skills and higher IQ scores when they get to school, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Pediatrics.“By showing that parent-child ... read more
    HealthSeptember 10, 2018