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Health risks from ingesting microplastics in drinking water 'low,' WHO researchers say

(NEW YORK) -- The risk of ingesting microplastics in drinking water is low, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.Microplastics, particles of plastic that have broken down to less than 5 millimeters in diameter, have been found in almost every source of water on the planet --…... Read More

Breastfeeding basics: All of your questions answered

(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for mom and baby.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months of life when possible. Breast milk is the perfect source of nutrition and contains mom-made infection-fighting agents that protect babies against infection. At six months, the AAP…... Read More

Women affected by hair loss turn to 'toppers' to find their confidence again

(NEW YORK) -- Cindy Dwyer, was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer in 2013, and underwent surgery, 35 days of radiation and a year of chemotherapy. After upending her life and battling her illness, Dwyer, now 57 years old, made a full recovery -- except for a patch on her…... Read More

How to find the right sports bra for your body

(NEW YORK) -- Melanie Yvette Martin is a 31-year-old blogger who works out out three times a week, doing everything from running to kickboxing, spin and dance classes.And three times a week, Martin, of Brooklyn, New York, encounters the same problem of having to wear an uncomfortable or unflattering sports…... Read More

Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A Florida man was arrested after he was caught with five ecstasy pills that were the color orange and in the shape of President Trump's face, police said.Brendan Dolan-King, 23, had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater,…... Read More

New measles numbers show the disease continues to spread but at slightly slower pace

(ATLANTA) -- The number of measles cases continues to grow, though at a slightly less rapid pace than was recorded earlier in the year.The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that there were 21 new cases of measles in the most recent recorded week, bringing the total number to 1,203…... Read More

Parents want to regain custody of 4-year-old son with cancer after stopping his chemo

(HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla.) -- A couple from Florida is fighting to regain custody of their son after they chose alternative methods to treat his tumor.Noah McAdams was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this year. The 4-year-old's parents, Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball, stopped chemotherapy two days into treatment.Instead, McAdams…... Read More

Chrissy Teigen claims swollen lip caused by altitude sickness

(NEW YORK) -- Chrissy Teigen sent social media ablaze when she shared with her more than 11 million social media followers a photo of her extremely swollen bottom lip.Teigen, a mom of two with husband John Legend, said she was in Utah attending a wedding and blamed her swollen lip…... Read More

South Dakota woman gives birth to triplets after thinking she had kidney stones

(NEW YORK) -- A South Dakota mother was in for a huge surprise during a recent trip to the hospital earlier this month for what she thought was kidney stones."Started getting pains, figured it was kidney stones cause I went through them before," Dannette Giltz told ABC affiliate KOTA-TV.Giltz didn't…... Read More

Weight Watchers' app for kids draws backlash from parents, calls for boycott

(NEW YORK) -- More than 78,000 people have signed a petition online calling on WW, formerly Weight Watchers, to remove its new app aimed at children ages 8 to 17.The app, called Kurbo by WW, is "designed to help kids and teens ... reach a healthier weight," according to a…... Read More

10 common sleep myths: Put bad habits to rest and wake up a better sleeping routine

(NEW YORK) -- Ah, sleep. Why is our most precious recharging resource so scarce in our busy, modern lives?We all know the excuses: demanding schedules, social lives and screen time. Sometimes it's subconscious, but we're all making decisions to do these things instead of getting the sleep we need. ABC…... Read More