Health News

  • Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas
    Orlando Health(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Sarai Arce loves to dance. The 6-year-old loves the poses. Dancing, she said, makes her "happy."When Sarai was born, her mother, Wanda Arce of Orlando, Florida, said, she was diagnosed with brittle bone disease. Doctors said she may never walk.Sarai started walking when she was 3 ... read more
    HealthJanuary 19, 2018
  • Man saved from sticky situation after fermenting molasses apparently knocks him out cold
    alpaksoy/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Houston firefighters came to the rescue of a man who lost consciousness on a cargo ship after apparently succumbing to the gases released from fermenting molasses, authorities said.The worker was 75 feet deep in the docked ship's cargo hold Thursday when a shipment of molasses in the same ... read more
    HealthJanuary 19, 2018
  • About 175,000 UGG comforters recalled due to risk of mold exposure
    penkanya/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that Bed Bath & Beyond has voluntarily recalled about 175,000 UGG comforters due to the risk of mold exposure.The recalled Hudson comforters by UGG were sold at the retailer between August 2017 and October 2017, both in-store and online. ... read more
    HealthJanuary 18, 2018
  • CDC: Despite declining numbers of American smokers, 38 million still smoke cigarettes
    Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, according to the newest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 38 million smoked "every day" or "some days" in 2016.The data was released by the CDC on Thursday and comes from the National Health Interview Survey. According ... read more
    HealthJanuary 18, 2018
  • After Larry Nassar, how to talk to kids about sexual abuse
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For Kiela Daley, a mother of a 7-year-old girl on a competitive gymnastics team in Rhode Island, watching the sentencing of former USA Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar for sexual misconduct has been emotionally charged and difficult to watch."It’s incredibly frightening," Daley said ... read more
    HealthJanuary 18, 2018
  • Chicago elementary students sickened after possibly consuming laced candy
    ABCNews.com(CHICAGO) -- More than a dozen Chicago elementary school students were hospitalized on Wednesday after consuming candy that may have been laced with an unknown substance, police said.The Chicago Police Department said 14 students in the city’s Humboldt Park area were transported to local hospitals as a precaution after eating ... read more
    HealthJanuary 18, 2018
  • Miami police officer gives new wheelchair to homeless amputee
    WPLG(MIAMI) -- A kind Miami Police Department officer helped a homeless man get a new wheelchair.Officer Anna Lazcano had regularly checked on Rafael Alvarez and noticed his previous wheelchair was broken and hard to use."I went and got him the one he's sitting on right now," Lazcano told ABC Miami ... read more
    HealthJanuary 17, 2018
  • New Hampshire hospital accidentally exposes patient to HIV, family says
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An 85-year-old New Hampshire man may have accidentally been exposed to HIV after a hospital mistakenly injected him with an insulin pen previously used on an HIV-positive patient. Eugene Devoyd, 85, was at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center due to a medical emergency relating to his diabetes, ... read more
    HealthJanuary 17, 2018
  • Why internet craze the ‘Tide pod challenge’ is dangerous, potentially deadly
    Tide / Procter & Gamble(NEW YORK) -- Spring cleaning may be several months away, but laundry detergent is making big headlines this week as a dangerous stunt called the “Tide Pod Challenge” is going viral on YouTube and other social media platforms.The challenge is for participants –- primarily teens and ... read more
    HealthJanuary 16, 2018
  • 6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies after bat scratch
    iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The father of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died after trying to save a rabid bat said he's "never loved anyone or anything more."The sick bat scratched Ryker Roque after his father, Henry Roque, discovered it in a bucket a few weeks ago, the father told ABC ... read more
    HealthJanuary 16, 2018