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Boy’s giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

UCLA Health(LOS ANGELES) -- For years, Justin Cho's family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened."Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very   ... Read More

Julianne Hough wants to start ‘open conversations’ about endomitriosis

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People, she talked about her diagnosis.

"When I was   ... Read More

Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it.

"This   ... Read More

High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

School District of La Crosse(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch   ... Read More

White working class increasingly hit with ‘deaths of despair,’ report finds

Photos.com/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives.   ... Read More

Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More women who were diagnosed with cancer as teens or young adults are surviving -- and many are having children of their own.

But their path isn't always easy. A new study published on Thursday in   ... Read More

Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.

Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with   ... Read More

Mom honors ‘the village’ that made daughter’s adoption possible

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A Wilmington, North Carolina, mom took the day of her daughter's adoption as an opportunity to recognize the many people who were part of the journey.

"I met her the day she came into foster care,"   ... Read More

Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder

jarun011/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including meningitis in 2012.   ... Read More

What to know about FDA’s warning on breast implant risks, rare cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised new concern about breast implants risks and the possibility of developing a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.

Here's   ... Read More

Shelter dog rescued from abuse gets job in airport customs department

Alcovy Pet Rescue(ATLANTA) -- An abused shelter dog is starting a new chapter in life at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport customs department.

Murray the beagle came to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter more than a year ago, and   ... Read More

Former ‘Bachelorette’ opens up about decision to freeze her eggs

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Two years after falling in love on season 11 of The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe and her fiance Shawn Booth sat down with ABC News' Good Morning America to discuss their future together and Bristowe's   ... Read More

Health care experts doubt changes to GOP bill with lead to more coverage

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  Health care experts doubt that the amendments added Monday night to the Republican health care bill will change top-line numbers estimates from the Congressional Budget Office about how many people will be uninsured under the proposed bill   ... Read More

Surrogate mother responds to viral post: ‘I think it has confirmed why I love this’

Melissa Holman(NEW YORK) -- A photo of two women and a baby boy has touched thousands on social media.

Australian mom, egg donor and surrogate Melissa Holman posted the photo to the Facebook page of Constance Hall, a popular   ... Read More

CDC: Infant mortality declines 15 percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Infant mortality in the U.S. declined 15 percent between 2005 and 2014, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mortality rates fell for four out of the five leading causes of   ... Read More

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Boy’s giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

UCLA Health(LOS ANGELES) -- For years, Justin Cho's family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened."Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very   ... Read More

Julianne Hough wants to start ‘open conversations’ about endomitriosis

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People, she talked about her diagnosis.

"When I was   ... Read More

Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it.

"This   ... Read More

High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

School District of La Crosse(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch   ... Read More

White working class increasingly hit with ‘deaths of despair,’ report finds

Photos.com/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The white working class in the U.S. has bucked a global trend of improved mortality rates in recent years as a host of factors including suicide, opioid addiction and alcohol-related liver disease have increasingly claimed lives.   ... Read More

Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More women who were diagnosed with cancer as teens or young adults are surviving -- and many are having children of their own.

But their path isn't always easy. A new study published on Thursday in   ... Read More

Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.

Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with   ... Read More

Mom honors ‘the village’ that made daughter’s adoption possible

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A Wilmington, North Carolina, mom took the day of her daughter's adoption as an opportunity to recognize the many people who were part of the journey.

"I met her the day she came into foster care,"   ... Read More

Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder

jarun011/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including meningitis in 2012.   ... Read More

What to know about FDA’s warning on breast implant risks, rare cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised new concern about breast implants risks and the possibility of developing a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.

Here's   ... Read More

Shelter dog rescued from abuse gets job in airport customs department

Alcovy Pet Rescue(ATLANTA) -- An abused shelter dog is starting a new chapter in life at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport customs department.

Murray the beagle came to the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter more than a year ago, and   ... Read More

Former ‘Bachelorette’ opens up about decision to freeze her eggs

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Two years after falling in love on season 11 of The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe and her fiance Shawn Booth sat down with ABC News' Good Morning America to discuss their future together and Bristowe's   ... Read More

Health care experts doubt changes to GOP bill with lead to more coverage

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  Health care experts doubt that the amendments added Monday night to the Republican health care bill will change top-line numbers estimates from the Congressional Budget Office about how many people will be uninsured under the proposed bill   ... Read More

Surrogate mother responds to viral post: ‘I think it has confirmed why I love this’

Melissa Holman(NEW YORK) -- A photo of two women and a baby boy has touched thousands on social media.

Australian mom, egg donor and surrogate Melissa Holman posted the photo to the Facebook page of Constance Hall, a popular   ... Read More

CDC: Infant mortality declines 15 percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Infant mortality in the U.S. declined 15 percent between 2005 and 2014, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mortality rates fell for four out of the five leading causes of   ... Read More

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