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More than a third of American adults take prescription drugs that can cause depression: Study

(NEW YORK) -- More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Some hormonal birth control pills, heart and blood pressure medications, proton-pump inhibitors,…... Read More

Nine babies born in 10 months to fertile Florida firehouse

(DAVIE, Fla.) -- An incredibly fertile firehouse in Florida has produced nine adorable babies in 10 months.“It brings joy and closeness to the families,” said Davie Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Jorge Gonzalez, adding that the fact that the babies were born so close to each other “forms great unity” within…... Read More

Are you a mindful eater? Mindfulness may help you lose weight

(NEW YORK) -- If you have ever sat on the couch to watch TV and eat “a few” chips and then stared down into an empty bag, mindful eating might make a difference.The practice, which has gone from new-age to mainstream in the last decade, is now a wellness buzzword.…... Read More

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

(NEW YORK) -- With a 5-year-old daughter she said was unable to walk and talk, a Mississippi mom urgently warned parents to check their children for ticks.Jessica Griffin wrote on Facebook that doctors in Mississippi performed a multitude of tests and a CT scan on her daughter, Kailyn, suspecting everything…... Read More

Food at work adds up to a lot of extra, often empty, calories: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Donuts, cookies, pastries, the candy dish, the vending machine and more -- are office foods making people fat?Perhaps. The first national study looking at what people eat at work and found that workers took in an average of 1,200 calories worth of food and beverages per person,…... Read More

Women celebrate 40-year friendship, honor a friend lost to ovarian cancer

(NEW YORK) -- A group of women who've been friends for 40 years remembered one of their own, who died from ovarian cancer in April, during a planned girl's trip."We could not make this trip without her," Sharon Robinson said Saturday about her late friend, Denise Williamson, while visiting a…... Read More

Mississippi mom says daughter, 5, lost ability to walk after tick bite

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- A mom in Mississippi said she got the scare of her life last week when her young daughter temporarily lost the ability to walk after getting bit by a tick.Jessica Griffin said her 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, suddenly lost the ability to walk and talk last Wednesday after…... Read More

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Toddlers in America are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older, a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found.Extra sugar consumption has been linked to high levels of obesity, cavities, asthma, and risk factors…... Read More

Surfer bitten by shark, seriously injured: Reports

(EWA BEACH, Hawaii) -- A 48-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark and seriously injured in the waters of Hawaii, according to multiple reports.The victim, who has not been identified, was surfing Saturday morning when he was bitten, according to ABC News station KITV.The man was offshore Hau Bush in…... Read More

Tyson recalls over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken due to plastic contamination

(WASHINGTON) -- Tyson Foods has recalled over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken after it was discovered there were pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday the chicken may be contaminated by pieces of "blue and clear soft…... Read More

Suicide contagion: What we know and what we don't

(NEW YORK) -- The apparent suicide of star chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain comes just days after another celebrity, designer Kate Spade, killed herself.With suicide having a known “contagion effect,” the incidence of two celebrity suicides in one week raises the question of whether that could have been…... Read More

Upper Midwest sees massive rise in suicide rates

(NEW YORK) -- Suicide rates increased in nearly every state in 2016 with rates increasing more than 30 percent of half of states, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control.The CDC says that more than 45,000 Americans age 10 and older dying by suicide in…... Read More

Two gorillas at Milwaukee zoo likely died from water contaminated with E. coli, zookeepers say

(MILWAUKEE) -- Two gorillas at the Milwaukee County Zoo likely died after ingesting water contaminated with E. coli, according to zookeepers.Cassius, an adult male, died on April 12, and Naku, a 17-year-old female western lowland gorilla, died on April 29, the zoo said in a press release.Autopsy results for the…... Read More

Shot and paralyzed as toddler, 15 years later teen girl reunites with EMT who treated her

(BOSTON) -- The day Kai Leigh Harriott received her high school diploma from the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart was an emotional day.The 18-year-old was inundated by cheers from her classmates on Thursday as she rolled her wheelchair to grab her degree. But she also got to…... Read More