Health News

  • Fertility treatments bring fewer long-term invasive cancer risks, study says
    iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. STEPHANIE SOPHIE LEE(NEW YORK) -- Fertility treatments come with repeated shots of hormones, but does that mean they also come with an increased risk of cancer?Not necessarily, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal.With assisted reproductive technology (ART), women are exposed to high levels ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2018
  • A young couple is hoping for a miracle after tragedy struck on a vacation to Mexico
    KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) -- A Texas family is hoping for a miracle after tragedy struck on a vacation to Mexico.Francisco and Emily Barba, along with their 11-month-old daughter Emma Rose, went on a trip to San Luis Potosi, Mexico to visit Francisco’s extended family. It was Emma Rose’s first time travelling.On Saturday, ... read more
    HealthJuly 19, 2018
  • A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Forty years after the first ever “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown was born, 33 percent of American adults report using fertility treatment or knowing someone who used fertility treatment to have a baby, according to a new study.Born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, or ... read more
    HealthJuly 18, 2018
  • Bode Miller’s wife Morgan Beck speaks out about her baby daughter’s tragic drowning
    Instagram/ Morgan Beck(NEW YORK) -- Just over five weeks since losing her baby girl in a tragic drowning death, Morgan Beck Miller spoke at length on Tuesday about raising awareness for water safety and how she hopes no other parent will have to go through what she has endured in ... read more
    HealthJuly 18, 2018
  • New study claims urgent-care clinics may over-prescribe antibiotics
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coughing, headaches, runny noses. Nobody likes to feel sick, so they turn to a doctor for advice.With people more frequently turning to urgent cares and retail clinics to seek healthcare when they get sick, experts are starting to examine the effect of antibiotics prescribed in these settings.New ... read more
    HealthJuly 18, 2018
  • Donating vacation time to new moms is a trendy co-worker baby shower gift
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Forget the traditional office pool to buy a coworker who is expecting a baby a car seat or stroller.The new trend is to give a pregnant coworker some of your own vacation time to add days to her maternity leave.Angela Hughes, of Kansas City, Missouri, was less ... read more
    HealthJuly 18, 2018
  • Woman stung 200 times after being swarmed by thousands of killer bees expected to survive
    iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a scene straight out of a horror movie -- a woman covered from head to toe in a shroud of angry killer bees.They attack her eyes and nose, crawling into her mouth when she opens it to scream. The stings only intensify as she tries ... read more
    HealthJuly 17, 2018
  • Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot.Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect on July 1.After Oklahoma’s ballot initiative, the legalization of both medical and recreational ... read more
    HealthJuly 14, 2018
  • Girl with 3-D hand closing in on goal of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums
    Courtesy Dawson Family(HENDERSON, Nev.) -- Hailey Dawson is on a mission.The 8-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, wants to be the first person to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the US.And, she's well on her way: On Thursday, she took the mound at Fenway ... read more
    HealthJuly 13, 2018
  • FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In the first steps of introducing a new class of so-called "slaughter-free" meat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the phenomenon surrounding lab-grown meat, also referred to as “cultured meat” or “in vitro meat.”Lab-grown meat is exactly what it ... read more
    HealthJuly 11, 2018