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Six ways to prioritize your mental health

(NEW YORK) -- In a year that has taken us from the #MeToo movement to the Supreme Court nomination fight to mass shootings and more — not to mention the stressors of our own daily lives — it's clear that we could all be better by taking time to care…... Read More

Acute flaccid myelitis partially paralyzes children in Minnesota

BY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG(NEW YORK) -- Recently making headlines is a rare complication occurring from some viruses called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). It affects the spinal cord and causes partial paralysis.There were three new cases of suspected AFM reported in children on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The children are being…... Read More

29-year-old chef with terminal cancer describes how she plans to live out her final days

(NEW YORK) -- You may know Fatima Ali from her time on "Top Chef," but after a candid, witty and heartbreaking essay she recently penned for Bon Appetit, you'll quickly realize that the best way to describe this New York City chef isn't as a TV star, but with words…... Read More

Second person dies from allergic reaction after allegedly eating food at Pret a Manger in the UK

(NEW YORK) -- A second person believed to have died from an allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger product has been identified as 42-year-old dental nurse Celia Marsh.Marsh died at Royal United Hospital in Bath, England, after allegedly ingesting a dairy product in a “super-veg rainbow flatbread” on…... Read More

Makers of LaCroix hit with lawsuit alleging their sparkling water contains 'synthetic' ingredients, including a 'cockroach insecticide'

(COOK COUNTY, Ill.) -- The makers of the wildly popular sparkling water LaCroix, which has become a phenomenon over the past year, were hit with a lawsuit alleging the beverage contains "non-natural flavorings," including an ingredient said to be used as a "cockroach insecticide."The lawsuit, which is seeking class action…... Read More

Some fruits evolve to smell stronger when ripe and attract animals that eat them

(NEW YORK) --  Fruit scents tell animals when a fruit is ripe, but they also help the plant reproduce, as it's seeds are moved from one place to another. In a new study, researchers show that certain fruits growing in areas with large lemur populations have evolved to smell stronger…... Read More

Flu season is here: What you need to know

(NEW YORK) -- It’s the start of fall, which means flu season is here.Last year, flu hospitalizations were the highest they’ve ever been; 106 out of every 100,000 people were hospitalized for the flu in the 2017-18 season, with people over age 65 accounting for 58 percent of those hospitalizations…... Read More

Recent Salmonella outbreaks have made hundreds ill

BY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG(NEW YORK) -- At least 57 people in 16 states have been reported with Salmonella infections after consuming some of the more than 6.5 million pounds of contaminated beef produced by an Arizona company, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services said.Over the past…... Read More

6.5M pounds of ground beef recalled after salmonella outbreak sickens 57 in 16 states

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) -- An Arizona-based company is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with salmonella -- after 57 people in 16 states have gotten sick, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.The raw beef items from JBS…... Read More

Slightly fewer people died in car crashes last year

(NEW YORK) -- After observing increases in 2015 and 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report showing that 1.8 percent fewer people in 2017 died in crashes involving motor vehicles.Last year, 37,133 died on U.S. roadways, compared with 37,806 in 2016, according to the NHTSA.There were noticeable…... Read More

Boy whose condition keeps him inside for recess patrols with school officer instead

(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) -- A boy whose rare condition keeps him from playing outside for long periods of time has found a friend in his elementary school resource officer.Braylon Henson, 6, was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia at 1-year-old. The condition affects his sweat glands and causes him to overheat easily,…... Read More

Fewer young people are dying in the US, but some minorities are harder hit

BY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has long lagged behind other developed countries when it comes to one important statistic – the number of deaths of children and young people under the age of 25. The CDC has previously pointed out that infant and child mortality rates are an…... Read More

In Kavanaugh case, link between alcohol and sexual violence takes center stage

(WASHINGTON) -- The allegations roiling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination have shined a light on the association between sexual assault and alcohol consumption.One in four U.S. women and girls is a victim of sexual assault, including rape or attempted rape, during her lifetime, according to estimates in research by the…... Read More

The US is about to break its own record for kids who've died in hot cars within a year: National Safety Council

(NEW YORK) -- The United States is on the verge of breaking its record for the number of children who've died in hot cars within one year, the National Safety Council warned on Tuesday.Forty-eight children have died in hot cars this year — one less than the all-time high of…... Read More