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Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Eleven-year-old boy recovering after being stung by bees 400 times

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — The good news: an Arizona boy is happily buzzing around after being stung angry bees.  Four hundred times.

ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV reports that Andrew Kunz, 11, of Safford, is swollen and covered in bee stings but   ... Read More

Photographer captures childbirth in hospital parking lot

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk was born exactly on his due date, Feb. 22, but he came into the world in a most unconventional way -- in the parking lot of the hospital where he was   ... Read More

Kindergartners deliver Keep a Baby Warm boxes to newborns in need

Gretchen Hertler McInvale (NEW YORK) -- A kindergarten teacher and her class are helping mothers who may struggle to afford necessities for their newborns.

Teacher Gretchen Hertler McInvale leads her students at Spencer Elementary School in Middletown, Connecticut, in assembling   ... Read More

Stress hormone measured in hair linked to persistent obesity, study finds

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People with long-term stress may be more likely to be obese, according to a recent study by scientists at the University College London, and the telltale signs can be found in strands of hair.

The paper   ... Read More

Your Body: Opioid overdoses on the rise

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorThe handwriting on the wall was clear when President Obama spoke at a drug summit last year.

He said that we’re seeing more people killed because of opioid abuse   ... Read More

Scientist says modern life is ruining our sense of smell, making us fat

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Olfactory expert Dr. Kara Hoover says modern life is killing mankind's sense of smell, and that is leading us to eat poorly.

Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, Hoover   ... Read More

California nurses rally for bill on first state-run single payer health plan

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Hundreds of California nurses and other community activists are rallying Wednesday in favor of a bill that could make the state the first to successfully launch a single-payer healthcare system.

The groups see this as a   ... Read More

Dog surrendered with heartbreaking ‘owners manual’ gets another chance

Guinnevere Shuster/Humane Society of Utah(NEW YORK) --  When a three-year-old dog named Rhino Lightning was surrendered by his family to the Utah Humane Society, he came with something very unusual: A colorful little notebook with pages of information about   ... Read More

Chicago hospital’s smallest surviving premie finally goes home after four months

WLS-TV(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago infant is going home Wednesday for the first time, more than four months after being born as a "micro-premie."

Entitan Martins delivered her daughter Eirianna when she was just 23 weeks pregnant. Weighing in at   ... Read More

Hannah Hart of ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ fame turned to meditation while helping mentally ill mother find care

ABC News(NEW YORK) — YouTube star and comedian Hannah Hart, best known for her boozy cooking mishaps on her popular series, “My Drunk Kitchen,” said she turned to meditation while she was working to get her mentally ill mother   ... Read More

Your Body: How much time do we need to spend working out?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorWhether you’re a so-called “weekend warrior” or a gym rat, everyone benefits from time spent working out.

It’s long been recommended that we need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or   ... Read More

High pollen counts reported across US as mild winter weather kickstarts allergy season

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Forget that the calendar says it's still winter, allergy season is already hitting much of the country despite spring officially being nearly a month away.

As a relatively mild and wet winter has given way to unseasonably   ... Read More

Hair-raising video shows stealthy coyote follow doctor into his office in South Carolina

ABC News(MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.) -- A security camera recently captured the hair-raising moment a coyote stealthily followed a doctor into his office in South Carolina.

The doctor -- Steven Poletti, an orthopedic surgeon -- said the harrowing incident happened   ... Read More

Almost 2,000 opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts show fentanyl dangers rising

Geneva Sands/ABC News(BOSTON) -- The increasing number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts show the state is one of the hardest hit in the nation by the growth of the highly-potent opioid fentanyl.

The number of deaths related to opioids   ... Read More

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Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Eleven-year-old boy recovering after being stung by bees 400 times

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — The good news: an Arizona boy is happily buzzing around after being stung angry bees.  Four hundred times.

ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV reports that Andrew Kunz, 11, of Safford, is swollen and covered in bee stings but   ... Read More

Photographer captures childbirth in hospital parking lot

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk was born exactly on his due date, Feb. 22, but he came into the world in a most unconventional way -- in the parking lot of the hospital where he was   ... Read More

Kindergartners deliver Keep a Baby Warm boxes to newborns in need

Gretchen Hertler McInvale (NEW YORK) -- A kindergarten teacher and her class are helping mothers who may struggle to afford necessities for their newborns.

Teacher Gretchen Hertler McInvale leads her students at Spencer Elementary School in Middletown, Connecticut, in assembling   ... Read More

Stress hormone measured in hair linked to persistent obesity, study finds

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- People with long-term stress may be more likely to be obese, according to a recent study by scientists at the University College London, and the telltale signs can be found in strands of hair.

The paper   ... Read More

Your Body: Opioid overdoses on the rise

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorThe handwriting on the wall was clear when President Obama spoke at a drug summit last year.

He said that we’re seeing more people killed because of opioid abuse   ... Read More

Scientist says modern life is ruining our sense of smell, making us fat

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Olfactory expert Dr. Kara Hoover says modern life is killing mankind's sense of smell, and that is leading us to eat poorly.

Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston, Hoover   ... Read More

California nurses rally for bill on first state-run single payer health plan

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Hundreds of California nurses and other community activists are rallying Wednesday in favor of a bill that could make the state the first to successfully launch a single-payer healthcare system.

The groups see this as a   ... Read More

Dog surrendered with heartbreaking ‘owners manual’ gets another chance

Guinnevere Shuster/Humane Society of Utah(NEW YORK) --  When a three-year-old dog named Rhino Lightning was surrendered by his family to the Utah Humane Society, he came with something very unusual: A colorful little notebook with pages of information about   ... Read More

Chicago hospital’s smallest surviving premie finally goes home after four months

WLS-TV(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago infant is going home Wednesday for the first time, more than four months after being born as a "micro-premie."

Entitan Martins delivered her daughter Eirianna when she was just 23 weeks pregnant. Weighing in at   ... Read More

Hannah Hart of ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ fame turned to meditation while helping mentally ill mother find care

ABC News(NEW YORK) — YouTube star and comedian Hannah Hart, best known for her boozy cooking mishaps on her popular series, “My Drunk Kitchen,” said she turned to meditation while she was working to get her mentally ill mother   ... Read More

Your Body: How much time do we need to spend working out?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorWhether you’re a so-called “weekend warrior” or a gym rat, everyone benefits from time spent working out.

It’s long been recommended that we need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or   ... Read More

High pollen counts reported across US as mild winter weather kickstarts allergy season

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Forget that the calendar says it's still winter, allergy season is already hitting much of the country despite spring officially being nearly a month away.

As a relatively mild and wet winter has given way to unseasonably   ... Read More

Hair-raising video shows stealthy coyote follow doctor into his office in South Carolina

ABC News(MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.) -- A security camera recently captured the hair-raising moment a coyote stealthily followed a doctor into his office in South Carolina.

The doctor -- Steven Poletti, an orthopedic surgeon -- said the harrowing incident happened   ... Read More

Almost 2,000 opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts show fentanyl dangers rising

Geneva Sands/ABC News(BOSTON) -- The increasing number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts show the state is one of the hardest hit in the nation by the growth of the highly-potent opioid fentanyl.

The number of deaths related to opioids   ... Read More

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