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Lawmakers become more vocal about legalizing marijuana as public support grows

(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers have become more vocal about their support of legalization of marijuana, including talking about it on the campaign trail and in the halls of Congress.

It's a move... Read More

Kids with special needs learn to ride bikes

(BOSTON) -- Riding a bike for most kids is a rite of passage, but for kids with special needs attending the bike camp at Emerson Hospital, it’s like a dream come true.

For 8-year-old Chloe, who has a form of cerebral palsy, it can be... Read More

Junk food TV advertising likely highest when kids are watching, study says

(NEW YORK) -- A new study in Australia looked at how much junk food advertising kids were exposed to and the numbers were staggering.

Food advertising can directly affect the types of foods that children actually eat, The Read More

Woman claims doctors ignored cancer symptoms because of her weight: 'It was very scary'

(NEW YORK) -- A woman who alleges that she was misdiagnosed by doctors because of her weight is sharing her story.

Rebecca Hiles, 28, said she was told by doctors that her health problems were related to her weight. But it turns out that H... Read More

Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV

(LONDON) -- A British man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV.

Prosecutors alleged that Daryll Rowe, 27, infected five men through unprotected sex, and attempted to infect seve... Read More

These are the best times to exercise to lose weight

(NEW YORK) -- The key to crushing your fitness goals may come down to something as simple as changing the time of your workout.

If you want to run faster and lift heavier, research shows you should hit that snooze button and workout in the... Read More

Wife of wounded veteran wrote book to explain amputations and injuries to children

(NEW YORK) -- “Someone told me daddy is gross. He isn’t gross. He is a hero,” said the oldest daughter of Michael Verardo, a wounded veteran who is missing a limb.

Verardo lost his leg in 2010 serving as an infantryman in... Read More

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows

(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life. This is the same type of injury suffered by many Americans on the sports field or in a... Read More

6-year-old boy grows out his hair for 2 years, donates 14 inches to kids in need

(RED OAK, Texas) -- One selfless 6-year-old has cut his long hair for kids in need.

Daniel Williams grew his hair out for two years so another child who's experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia and other disorders, can have a wig. ... Read More

Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill British baby denied further treatment

(LONDON) -- The father of a terminally-ill British baby who has been denied further treatment had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday, during which he asked for help to save the child.

In a tweet by an Italian newspaper, Pope F... Read More

Here's why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

(NEW YORK) -- Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor.

So, what's the new medical advice?Read More