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Eating 'better' is better than counting calories for weight loss, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Paying attention to the quality of the food is more effective for weight loss than religiously counting calories, according to a new study.

Researchers at Stanford University ... Read More

Comfort dogs descend on Florida community after deadly school shooting

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- The handlers behind the comfort dogs making their way through the Florida community where 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting last week have a saying.

"We like to say, 'Comfort walks in on four paw... Read More

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

(NEW YORK) -- Flu season isn’t over yet, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that in less than two weeks they will be putting together a panel of experts to help select strains for next season’s flu vaccine.... Read More

This city is equipping its first responders with active shooter kits

(NASHUA, N.H.) -- First responders in Nashua, New Hampshire, completed the final phase of a yearlong project last Tuesday, equipping their vehicles with active shooter kits.

The idea, Chris Stawasz, the regional director for American Medic... Read More

Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

(PESARO, Italy) -- Having grown up in a tiny room in his family’s home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a minimalist lifestyle.

His latest project, the aVOID tiny house, currently on displa... Read More

'Black Panther' and mental health in the Black community

(NEW YORK) -- Black Panther signals a revolutionary moment –- not only in its implications for Black culture, but also for Black mental health.

“At a very basic level, representation affects people's identity,” said Dr. R... Read More

Identical twin brothers propose to identical twin sisters: 'It was amazing'

(NEW YORK) -- Two sets of identical twins are now planning a joint wedding after twin brothers proposed to twin sisters on February 2, or 2-2.

Brittany and Briana Deane met Josh and Jeremy Salyers last August at The Twins Days Festival in ... Read More

Baby abductors, like Gloria Williams, often fit a similar profile

(NEW YORK) -- After a South Carolina woman stood in court this week and pleaded guilty to abducting an infant from a hospital nearly two decades ago and raising the girl as her own daughter, many were left asking this: Who would steal a baby? And why... Read More

Here's why performance anxiety before an Olympic event may not be a bad thing

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Just moments before Mikaela Shiffrin, the world’s top-ranked women’s skier, clipped into her bindings on Friday for the first run in her attempt to defend her Olympic gold medal in the slalom, she vomited.Read More

Once bullied, 11-year-old girl now inspires girls to love the skin they're in

(NEW YORK) -- Meet the 11-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur who is collecting and donating dolls of color to little girls in need, telling ABC News that she wanted to "let little brown girls know that their image is beautiful."

Zoe ... Read More

DNA kit could give parents a 'glimpse' into their potential baby's characteristics

(NEW YORK) -- DNA kits, such as those from Ancestry.com, give millions of people a peek into their genetic makeup.  Now, a product called BabyGlimpse is using some of that DNA scanning technology to give you a possible preview of what your baby ... Read More