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Texas girl, 5, hospitalized following sting from venomous caterpillar, mom says

A young Texas girl was reportedly hospitalized after she was stung by what is said to be the most venomous caterpillar in the United States.

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 1:00 pm


Strange symptoms that can signal a serious disease

So often your lumps, bumps, rashes, and red spots are harmless. Occasionally, they’re a sign of something far more serious.

Posted on 14 October 2018 | 6:00 am


What causes nightmares? Here's why you may be prone to scary dreams

Nightmares, an experience most people only have on occasion, are a chronic condition for some.

Posted on 13 October 2018 | 6:00 am


New Jersey city touts safe drinking water despite fears of lead in thousands of homes

Newark has a drinking water problem. That fact remains after city officials continue to tout the New Jersey city’s water as the best and safest in the state and nation.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 4:52 pm


Pregnant women who get flu shot are less likely to be hospitalized from virus, CDC says

A new study released this week is urging pregnant women to get a flu shot this year. 

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 2:19 pm


Illinois boy believed to be only patient in world diagnosed with rare disease

The youngster's mysterious symptoms stumped every expert his parents consulted: No diagnosis explained why he couldn't sit up on his own, or why he'd frequently choke, or his neurologic and intestinal abnormalities.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 1:35 pm


South Carolina cancer survivor claims he was asked to leave convenience store because of his disfigured face

A Walterboro, South Carolina, man and cancer survivor claims he was asked to leave a convenience store because of his disfigured face.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 12:57 pm


Military physicians who lost son, 4, to flu urge others to get vaccinated

Two Air Force physicians who lost their 4-year-old son to complications of the flu last Christmas Eve are hoping their #FluShotsforLeon campaign helps others understand the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 12:04 pm


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Key terms you should know

“Mammogram.” “Triple-negative.” “Tumor stage.” Women may hear some -- or all -- of these words while speaking to their doctors about breast cancer.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 9:39 am


Woman who suffered 6 miscarriages becomes mom after friend offers to be surrogate

The emotional moment a woman who suffered six miscarriages burst into tears after her best friend surrogate gave birth to her baby was caught in a series of moving pictures. 

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 9:38 am


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Stages and survival rates

For patients with breast cancer, it’s important to know which stage of the disease they have.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 9:38 am


Breast cancer symptoms to look out for

There are multiple breast cancer symptoms that women can look out for -- and speak to their doctors about if they’re spotted.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 9:34 am


Breast cancer survivors share their advice

While going through treatment may seem daunting, two breast cancer patients who became good friends have spoken out about their experiences -- and have shared their advice.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 9:20 am


Thousands of young US children get no vaccines: survey

A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 8:57 am


C-section births rise rapidly to over 20 percent worldwide

Rates of caesarean section births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12 to 21 percent worldwide - new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 8:48 am


Tennessee woman warns pet owners of dangerous ingredient in chewing gum after dog dies

A dog in Tennessee died from xylitol poisoning over the weekend, which he likely contracted after eating a piece of chewing gum.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 1:55 pm


NYC residents can choose gender-neutral ‘X’ option on birth certificates, new law says

A bill signed into law this week affords New York City residents the opportunity to change the gender on their birth certificate to a third, gender-neutral option.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 12:24 pm


Bride claims brain infection wiped memory, changed personality

A brilliant marine biologist has told how she woke up an "entirely different person" with no memory of her previous life because of a rare condition that causes the body to attack its own brain cells.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 11:56 am


Judge denies request to extend order to keep Texas girl, 9, on life support

A Texas girl will likely be removed from life support on Monday after a judge denied her family’s request to extend a temporary court order that was keeping her alive.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 11:36 am


Stomach-churning video shows live parasitic worm being removed from a man's eye

This toe-curling video captures a 15 centimeters-long worm being removed from a man's eye.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 10:44 am