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Pretty Big Movement inspires plus-size dancers to slay the dance floor

(NEW YORK) -- In the world of dance, the bodies that usually take center stage are often the slimmer, long-limbed, hourglass figures. However, Pretty Big Movement, a full-figured dance company based in New York City, is here to prove you don’t need to be a size 2 to be a…... Read More

There's really not much proof probiotics work: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers. Yet the scientific community has known little about whether or not they actually work.But this is…... Read More

There's really not much proof probiotics work: Study

BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI(NEW YORK) -- Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers. Yet the scientific community has known little about whether or not they actually…... Read More

3 out of 4 college students say they're stressed, many report suicidal thoughts: Study

BY: DR. ITALO BROWN(NEW YORK) -- Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But teens on campus find a vastly different view of what a college environment is like, including its demands and challenges. A new study…... Read More

Expert panel recommends against routine blood screening for prostate cancer: Report

BY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN(NEW YORK) -- An expert panel has recommended against routine blood screening for prostate cancer, in a report published Wednesday in The BMJ.The panel, composed of general practitioners, urologists, methodologists and patients, cited five clinical trials which evaluated the use of a blood test for prostate-specific antigen…... Read More

More illnesses from Salmonella linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal: CDC

(ATLANTA) -- Another 30 people have been reported sick from Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal, bringing the total to 130 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.Both the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reminding people not to purchase or consume the…... Read More

New guidelines released to navigate concussions in children

BY: DR. ITALO M. BROWN(NEW YORK) -- It’s a common fear for parents whose children may get hurt while playing sports. What should they do when their child takes a hit to the head, on the field or even on the playground?Luckily, there are new guidelines by a workgroup from…... Read More

Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for

(STANFORD, Calif.) -- A California nurse just discovered that she'd actually met a new coworker before -- 28 years ago.Vilma Wong, who'd been working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford for more than 32 years, met Brandon Seminatore, 28, in August. Seminatore, a second-year pediatric resident completing a child neurology…... Read More

ADHD rates in kids has increased over the past 20 years

(NEW YORK) -- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has become more common in children over the past twenty years, according to a new study.The prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children and adolescents has increased from 6.1 percent in 1997 to 10.2 percent in 2016, the study published Friday…... Read More

Kids should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible, new guidelines say

(NEW YORK) -- Children should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible to protect their developing heads, necks and spines in the event of a crash, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Parents are now advised to keep their children's car seats in the…... Read More

Bees develop a taste for some pesticides the way humans get addicted to nicotine, say scientists

(NEW YORK) -- Bees can become addicted to pesticide-laced foods the same way that humans become hooked on nicotine, according to a new study.Agricultural pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids -- a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine -- have long been believed to be detrimental to bee populations, affecting their…... Read More

Daughter loses 55 pounds to donate kidney to her 'superhero' father

(NEW YORK) -- After being told she was too overweight to donate a lifesaving kidney to her father, a Georgia woman lost more than 55 pounds in order to save the life of her "superhero" dad."He is my superhero. He is the man I have looked up to all my…... Read More

Mysterious substance sickens Ohio prison officers, nurses and inmates, requiring overdose-reversal drug

(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) -- Multiple inmates and employees at an Ohio state prison received an overdose-reversal drug Wednesday morning after being exposed to an unknown substance, authorities said.A total of 24 people at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe -- including officers, nurses and inmates – were exposed and then transported…... Read More

Selfless mom donates more than 100 gallons of breast milk

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- When Tabitha Frost learned she was overproducing breast milk, she wanted to use her surplus to help other mothers.The mother of three has since pumped and gifted an impressive 15,000 ounces, more than 117 gallons."I'm happy to help," Frost, a blogger from Carlsbad, California, told "Good Morning…... Read More