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Woman Paralyzed at Bachelorette Party Becomes a Mom

The new mom was paralyzed when a friend pushed her into a pool at a bachelorette party.

Teen Who Fought Cancer Treatment Heads Home From Hospital

Teen forced by Connecticut Supreme Court to undergo cancer treatment finishes chemotherapy

Women Put Average of 168 Chemicals on Bodies Each Day

Women put 168 chemicals on their bodies on average, consumer advocates say.

US Lowers Fluoride in Water; Too Much Causing Splotchy Teeth

US calls for lower fluoride level in drinking water; says fluoride is causing splotchy teeth

Why Botulism Is Found in Canned Foods

A church potluck botulism outbreak in Ohio left one dead, and sickened at least 28 others.

The Reason Broccoli Sprouts May Be a True Super Food

Broccoli sprouts may turn out to be a true health hero.

Mom Says She Knew Pregnant Daughter Would Wake Up From Coma

Sharista Giles, who was pregnant when she went into a coma, had baby, woke up.

Watch: Mom Says She Knew Pregnant Daughter Would Come Out of Coma

Sharista Giles was four months pregnant when she was in a car accident that left her in a coma.

Indiana HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

"We literally have new cases being reported every day," a health official said.

Family Shares Heartfelt Story of UK's Youngest Organ Donor

Family shares heartbreaking story of the youngest organ donor in the UK to encourage organ donation.

Blue Bell Hits the Restart Button on Its Operations After Listeria

The ice cream giant shut down operations and recalled its products over listeria concerns.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Recalls All Products After Positive Listeria Test

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream recalls all products three days after Blue Bell's recall.

Cancer Blogger Now Says She Was Never Sick

Belle Gibson, founder of Whole Pantry app, says she never had cancer.

What It Feels Like to Be Immersed in -280 Degree Cryotherpy

So how does -280 degrees feel? ABC News went to a facility to try cryotherapy, and to profile a professional acrobat who says he uses the machine to cure injuries.

Watch: Newborn Baby Becomes the Youngest Organ Donor in the UK

Teddy died of a rare condition just two hours after he was born, but his legacy lives because of his life-saving Kidney donation.

Watch: Experiencing Cryotherapy and the Effects of -280 Degrees

ABC News went to a cryotherapy facility to profile a professional acrobat who says he uses the machine to cure injuries.

Clues to Why 3 Passengers Fainted on SkyWest Flight

Investigators have yet to say what caused three passengers to faint mid-flight, but some experts seem to agree on one thing: cabin pressure most likely played a role.

Snake-Bitten Man Faces Charges After Attempted Ssssmooch

Austin Hatfield, 18, of Wimauma, told his friends he took a liking to the snake and decided to keep it as a pet.

Watch: Police Investigate Diet Pills Containing DNP in UK Woman's Death

Eloise Parry's mother says the diet pills were toxic for her daughter.

Watch: One Woman Dies, 23 Others Sickened in Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak

Contaminated food at a Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church potluck is suspected to be the cause of the outbreak in Lancaster, Ohio.

54-Year-Old Woman Dies in Church Potluck Botulism Outbreak

Up to 60 people attended an Ohio church potluck where 24 are thought to have become ill.

Ways to Deal With Painful Sex

When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be upsetting.

Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger

The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive.

Life Events That Can Lead to Divorce

Most couples face plenty of stressors and life changes, both big and small.

The 4 Most Confusing Things About Sugar

What's the deal with sugar? No doubt, sugar is the diet villain du jour.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.