Health News

  • Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cancer, to many of us, may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day.Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding ... read more
    HealthNovember 21, 2017
  • Quintuplets spread ‘Quintmas’ cheer with adorable Christmas photos
    Briana Driskell(VERSAILLES, Ky.) -- Quintuplets in Kentucky will be celebrating their first “Quintmas” with a Christmas photo shoot that shows their remarkable recovery from a premature birth. Zoey Hart, Asher Blaze, Dakota Faith, Gavin Lane and Hollyn Grace Driskell, now 6-months-old, each weighed less than three pounds when they were ... read more
    HealthNovember 21, 2017
  • Running program empowers girls across the U.S. to lead the way
    Girls on the Run(NEW YORK) -- On Saturday, nearly 20,000 girls laced up their sneakers and hit the road in races across the country, and for many, it was their first time running more than three miles. In 25 cities from Chicago to Baton Rouge, girls ages 8 to 12 ... read more
    HealthNovember 21, 2017
  • Formerly conjoined twins sent home 5 months after separation
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia(PHILADELPHIA) -- A pair of formerly conjoined twins are being discharged from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving after a successful surgery to separate them. Erin and Abby Delaney were born joined at the head on July 24, 2016 -- 10 weeks premature. In June, they ... read more
    HealthNovember 21, 2017
  • Bride surprises father fighting leukemia with wedding inside hospital
    Ed Hueck Photography(SAN FRANCISCO) -- One bride moved her wedding up five months so her father, who's battling leukemia, could walk her down the aisle.Vieneese Stanton surprised her stepfather Preston Rolan, who has raised her since she was 3 years old, with a wedding last Thursday inside UCSF Medical Center ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2017
  • Boy, 5, shoots 3-year-old girl in apparent accident
    iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Authorities in western Minnesota are investigating the apparently accidental shooting of a 3-year-old girl by a 5-year-old boy.According to Lieutenant Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department, the boy wounded the girl with a .22-caliber rifle. She is now in stable condition in a Minneapolis ... read more
    HealthNovember 20, 2017
  • Only 10% of Americans get enough fruits and vegetables, report finds
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Before chowing down on Thanksgiving, you might want to save some room for extra veggies on your plate. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds only one in 10 adults get enough fruits or vegetables. Federal guidelines recommend at least one and ... read more
    HealthNovember 19, 2017
  • Parkinson’s disease: What you need to know in wake of Jesse Jackson’s diagnosis
    Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Iconic American civil rights activist, politician and minister Jesse Jackson announced Friday that his doctors have diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease – a diagnosis that he says comes after several years of symptoms.Below are answers to some of the more common questions about this disease.What is ... read more
    HealthNovember 17, 2017
  • ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas on being inspired by a boy with Treacher Collins and the book ‘Wonder’: Reporter’s Notebook
    ABC News(RENO, Nev.) -- One of my favorite things to do with my children is to read to them.A few years ago, the bedtime book was "Wonder," and it was hands-down one of the best books we read together. So, a few years later when my mother forwarded me an ... read more
    HealthNovember 17, 2017
  • Man’s best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a comprehensive new study published by a team of Swedish researchers on Friday in the journal Scientific Reports.The scientists followed 3.4 million people over the course of 12 years and ... read more
    HealthNovember 17, 2017