Health News

  • Sophia Bush raises awareness to help end period poverty for young women in the US
    ShotShare/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When actress and activist Sophia Bush learned that nearly one in five girls in the United States are estimated to have missed school due to a lack of period products, she was aghast."So many girls lose out on their opportunity to get educated because they live in ... read more
    HealthSeptember 20, 2019
  • New study reveals what’s behind the shrinking black-white cancer mortality gap
    CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a topic addressed by Democratic presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker: racial disparities in health care. A new study reveals that in at least one area of health, that disparity is starting to change.The disparity in cancer mortality rates between black ... read more
    HealthSeptember 20, 2019
  • International team sends life-saving insulin to a remote island via drone
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- An international team of scientists and health care workers have completed the world's first drone insulin delivery -- dropping off the life-saving medicine to a remote island in Ireland.Spearheaded by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway, the team oversaw the takeoff and landing of a ... read more
    HealthSeptember 19, 2019
  • New single pill combines blood pressure and cholesterol medicines
    DNY59/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Two medicines for high blood pressure, another two to lower cholesterol – what if you could take just one pill for all of them? That new all-in-one medication, also known as a polypill, worked just as well to prevent and treat elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol, ... read more
    HealthSeptember 19, 2019
  • Bipartisan bill proposes banning flavored e-cigarettes amid vaping crisis
    HAZEMMKAMAL/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As public health concerns over vaping continue to build, two congressmen are introducing bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the habit, especially among underage users.The move comes as the Trump administration has proposed banning all flavored e-cigarettes and at least two states -- New York and Michigan -- have ... read more
    HealthSeptember 19, 2019
  • How to best protect against the flu this season
    ljubaphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Some experts have already predicted a severe flu season so it's time to take the proper health precautions and understand the best ways to protect against the virus. ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighed in on Good Morning America to share her take on ... read more
    HealthSeptember 19, 2019
  • Two dads welcome two babies born nine days and hundreds of miles apart
    Courtesy George Arison(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Newborns Luka Arison Luo and Emilia Arison Luo are siblings who arrived in the world nine days and more than 300 miles apart earlier this month.The babies, who share the same biological mother, were birthed by two different surrogate women and share two dads who ... read more
    HealthSeptember 19, 2019
  • Mosquito-borne virus threat grows with new Michigan cases
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Michigan health officials amped up their warning about a rare mosquito-borne virus Tuesday, after the state's Department of Health and Human Services confirmed four new cases of Eastern equine encephalitis disease (EEE). Two of the state's seven cases so far this year were fatal."Michigan is currently experiencing ... read more
    HealthSeptember 18, 2019
  • A doctor joined an app popular with teens to teach about the dangers of vaping
    high-number/iStock(ROBBINSDALE, Minn.) -- One doctor has found a foothold with the trendy social media platform TikTok to try and appeal to teens in hopes of discouraging e-cigarette use.Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital, has taken a new approach to the ... read more
    HealthSeptember 18, 2019
  • Major new beverage guidelines for kids 5 and under: What parents should know
    SilviaJansen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Give kids little to no juice and more water. That's the top line of what parents need to know about major new beverage guidelines for children from birth to age 5 issued by an unprecedented collaboration of major health organizations.The guidelines show that beverages "may have the ... read more
    HealthSeptember 18, 2019