Health News

  • Florida bride-to-be donates food to needy after canceling wedding before Hurricane Irma
    Jessica Jean Williamson(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys hard earlier this month, completely leveling one bride's wedding venue -- so she decided to take the food prepared for her reception to those most affected by the storm.Jessica Jean Williamson told ABC News she had planned ... read more
    HealthSeptember 24, 2017
  • New antibody targets 99 percent of HIV strains
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have developed an antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains. The "tri-specific" antibody is a combination of three antibodies, which allows it to attack three parts of the virus. As part of the study published in Science, 24 monkeys were injected with HIV. None developed ... read more
    HealthSeptember 24, 2017
  • Nikki Reed’s birth control drama: Experts weigh in on how to discuss family planning
    Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Critics took aim at Nikki Reed's husband, Ian Somerhalder, this week after the actor admitted in an interview to throwing out the actress' birth control pills.Somerhalder, 38, recounted the ordeal, which took place when the couple was vacationing in Barcelona last year."Unbeknownst to poor Nikki, ... read more
    HealthSeptember 23, 2017
  • Facebook group members accuse paralyzed hiker of lying about completing Pacific Crest Trail
    ABC News (ANZA, Calif.) --  Earlier this week, her story was featured on various news outlets, including ABC News' "World News Tonight," sparking interest within the Facebook group Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2017. Some members of the group raised questions among themselves, asking whether hikers who'd been on the ... read more
    HealthSeptember 22, 2017
  • ‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Alternatives to processed sugar
    tyncho/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Avoiding refined sugar may be a challenge for most Americans, but Byron Paidoussi and Whitney Cole, the owners of Fitness and Fuel LA, regularly look for alternatives. In the tenth and final episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, we asked them for some tips."We ... read more
    HealthSeptember 22, 2017
  • Girl Scout honored for saving mom from overturned car
    Girl Scouts of Central Indiana(NEW YORK) -- Last April Melina Lakey was riding home from a movie with her parents when their SUV clipped a drainage ditch and rolled over six times, landing on its roof.The 9-year-old was pulled to safety by her dad, Jeff Lakey, who was driving. When ... read more
    HealthSeptember 22, 2017
  • Tom Brady’s claim that hydration prevents sunburns raises eyebrows
    Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady's claim that staying ultra-hydrated helps protect him from the sun's rays is raising eyebrows on social media."When I was growing up, and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot. I was a fair-skinned Irish boy, after all. These days, even ... read more
    HealthSeptember 21, 2017
  • Woman paints motivational messages in middle school girls bathrooms
    (Credit: Shari Jackson Link / Shari Link Designs) Shari Jackson Link of Fayetteville, N.C., painted positive messages in the girls' bathrooms at Fayetteville Academy to "inspire them to be nice." (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- These aren’t your ordinary middle school girls’ bathrooms.The colorful messages covering the walls at Fayetteville Academy in ... read more
    HealthSeptember 20, 2017
  • United Nations report says too few antibiotics being worked on
    luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A United Nations report warns that there aren't enough new antibiotics under development to ward off the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.The report, released by the World Health Organization, says most drugs currently in the pipeline are modifications of existing antibiotics, which only represent short-term solutions. As ... read more
    HealthSeptember 20, 2017
  • Eight-year-old boy meets his bone marrow donor for the first time
    Good Morning America(NEW YORK) -- An 8-year-old cancer survivor met the stranger who donated her bone marrow to him for the very first time on Good Morning America on Wednesday.“Thank you for saving my life,” A.J. told his donor, Alex Momany, during the emotional meeting.“It was my pleasure,” Momany, 24, ... read more
    HealthSeptember 20, 2017