Health News

Stress hormone measured in hair linked to persistent obesity, study finds
February 23, 2017

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People with long-term stress may be more likely to be obese, according to a recent study by scientists…

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Your Body: Opioid overdoses on the rise
February 23, 2017

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor The handwriting on the wall was clear when President Obama spoke…

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Scientist says modern life is ruining our sense of smell, making us fat
February 23, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Olfactory expert Dr. Kara Hoover says modern life is killing mankind’s sense of smell, and that is leading us…

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California nurses rally for bill on first state-run single payer health plan
February 22, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) —  Hundreds of California nurses and other community activists are rallying Wednesday in favor of a bill that could…

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Dog surrendered with heartbreaking 'owners manual' gets another chance
February 22, 2017

Guinnevere Shuster/Humane Society of Utah(NEW YORK) —  When a three-year-old dog named Rhino Lightning was surrendered by his family to the…

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Chicago hospital's smallest surviving premie finally goes home after four months
February 22, 2017

WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — A Chicago infant is going home Wednesday for the first time, more than four months after being born as…

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Hannah Hart of 'My Drunk Kitchen' fame turned to meditation while helping mentally ill mother find care
February 22, 2017

ABC News(NEW YORK) — YouTube star and comedian Hannah Hart, best known for her boozy cooking mishaps on her popular series,…

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Your Body: How much time do we need to spend working out?
February 22, 2017

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Whether you’re a so-called “weekend warrior” or a gym rat, everyone benefits…

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High pollen counts reported across US as mild winter weather kickstarts allergy season
February 21, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Forget that the calendar says it’s still winter, allergy season is already hitting much of the country despite spring…

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Hair-raising video shows stealthy coyote follow doctor into his office in South Carolina
February 21, 2017

ABC News(MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.) — A security camera recently captured the hair-raising moment a coyote stealthily followed a doctor into his…

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