Health News

Boy with Autism Reads to Shelter Dogs So They Won't Feel Lonely
May 17, 2016

Courtesy Lisa Dekowski-Ferranti(GARDENA, Calif.) — A 6-year-old California boy is helping shy rescue dogs come out of their shells by reading…

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HIV Risk Highest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men
May 17, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for…

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New Study Reveals Dangers of 'Silent Heart Attacks'
May 17, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that nearly half of all heart attacks may be “silent,” which can be especially…

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8-Hour Abs: Chinese Cop Smashes Planking Record
May 17, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A Chinese policeman has regained his title and shattered the world record for planking by logging a gut-busting 8…

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Your Body: Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries
May 17, 2016

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Sports-related head injuries are increasingly gaining attention as researchers investigate long-term consequences…

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Chicken Pox Outbreak Has Infected 75 Children So Far in Orthodox Jewish Community
May 17, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An chicken pox outbreak in Brooklyn, New York, that has infected dozens of children is being probed by…

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Woman All Smiles in Photo with 2-Foot Nurse Shark That Bit Her
May 17, 2016

Alex Smoake(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — A woman is recovering after being bitten by a two-foot long nurse shark in Florida over…

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Could You Measure Your Own Waistline?
May 16, 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How accurate is it when you measure your own waistline? Scientists and health professionals regularly use waist circumference…

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Poll Says Majority of Americans Prefer 'Medicare For All' Health Care
May 16, 2016

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A growing number of Americans now support the idea of federally-funded healthcare, according to a new poll…

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Mom Uses Son's Forehead Cut to Turn Him Into Harry Potter
May 16, 2016

Courtesy Brittaney Benesh(VALLEJO, Calif.) — One mom turned her son’s forehead cut — which he found so embarrassing that he didn’t…

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