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Texas mom breaks down as her 1-year-old hears for the first time

(AMARILLO, Texas) -- A Texas mother burst into tears when she saw her 1-year-old daughter could hear sound for the first time.The little girl was born unable to hear and doctors implanted a hearing device in May, but they did not activate it until this week.Cook Children’s Hospital in Amarillo,…... Read More

First cases of human West Nile virus in 2018 confirmed

(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago resident has been confirmed as the first person in Illinois this year to have contracted mosquito-borne West Nile virus, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.The woman, who is in her 60s, contracted the virus and become sick in mid-May, IDPH reported Wednesday. The agency…... Read More

Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows

(NEW YORK) -- A government study found that chemicals found in drinking water around the country could pose risks to human health at lower levels than the government currently recognizes, potentially opening the door for more states to begin cleaning up or regulating the chemical.The report released Wednesday by a…... Read More

How to choose the best workout based on your personality

(NEW YORK) -- Whether you're laid-back or energetic, there’s a workout fit for your personality."No matter your personality type, there is a workout for you, so no excuses," Dr. Tania Elliott, a New York-based allergist and preventive health expert at EHE, told Good Morning America."There are various things you can…... Read More

The trending concern in schools: Opioid awareness and prevention

(NEW YORK) -- As the school year winds down, opioid prevention in schools are trending up.One in 7 high school students in America reported they'd misused prescription opioids, like hydrocodone, in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In Ashland, Kentucky a community of just over…... Read More

Paramedics investigated for covering teenager with sheet after mistakenly believing he was dead

(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Fire Department is investigating why paramedics mistakenly thought a teenager who was shot in the head was dead and left his body lying in the street covered in a sheet until bystanders saw his arms and legs twitching.Paramedics left Erin Carey, 17, unattended next to a…... Read More

Seasonal produce to make your summer recipes shine

(NEW YORK) -- Summer is upon us, which means it's time to hit your local farmers market for the freshest seasonal ingredients.seasonal food not only tastes amazing, but it helps build a sustainable food system, supports local farmers and enhances recipes because you're using layers of flavors have been picked…... Read More

Increased stress could lead to immune system disorders, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Stress may not just affect the mind, but may actually affect the physical immune system, a new study found.Everyone will experience a significant life stressor at some point in their lives, such as loss of a loved one, or exposure to violence. While most people exposed to…... Read More

Mom shaves toddler's head: "We made a decision cancer wouldn't take his hair."

(DALLAS) -- A mom who made the decision to shave her toddler's head as he undergoes chemotherapy for cancer treatment shared her powerful photos to Facebook.And though it was a difficult process, Nichole Brooks took great comfort in what happened when her 2.5-year-old son Wyatt looked in the mirror and…... Read More

Science shows party dip can give you herpes

(NEW YORK) -- If you need another reason to avoid parties, consider this finding from the U.K. show Food Unwrapped: you can get a nasty stomach bug, and even herpes, from party dip. While the scourge of double-dipping came to the fore thanks to that famous Seinfeld moment, scientists on…... Read More

Life after attempting suicide: What 4 survivors want you to know

(NEW YORK) -- With the shocking deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain still fresh in our minds and dramatic new statistics showing suicides on the rise, we’re all grappling with how pervasive and devastating suicide is.Around 1.4 million in the United States alone are estimated to attempt suicide every…... Read More