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CDC expands warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expanding its warning over romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The lettuce is responsible for at least 53 people falling ill, including 31 hospitalizations, in 16 states.The CDC had   ... Read More

Lawmakers become more vocal about legalizing marijuana as public support grows

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers have become more vocal about their support of legalization of marijuana, including talking about it on the campaign trail and in the halls of Congress.

It's a move that comes in the wake of a majority   ... Read More

Judge denies man’s request to reinstate free water program in Flint

iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- A judge has denied a man's request to resume the program that distributed free bottled water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

The case involved a Flint man who said his home’s tap water is contaminated   ... Read More

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as   ... Read More

Been told you have a penicillin allergy? There is a chance it’s not real

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some were warned by a parent before every health care encounter. Some heard it from a doctor. Others remember an uncomfortable reaction. Around one in 10 people are told at some point in their lives that   ... Read More

Kids with special needs learn to ride bikes

WCVB(BOSTON) -- Riding a bike for most kids is a rite of passage, but for kids with special needs attending the bike camp at Emerson Hospital, it’s like a dream come true.

For 8-year-old Chloe, who has a form   ... Read More

Junk food TV advertising likely highest when kids are watching, study says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study in Australia looked at how much junk food advertising kids were exposed to and the numbers were staggering.

Food advertising can directly affect the types of foods that children actually eat, The World   ... Read More

Woman claims doctors ignored cancer symptoms because of her weight: ‘It was very scary’

Courtesy Rebecca Hiles(NEW YORK) -- A woman who alleges that she was misdiagnosed by doctors because of her weight is sharing her story.

Rebecca Hiles, 28, said she was told by doctors that her health problems were related to   ... Read More

Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV

Sussex Police Department(LONDON) -- A British man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV.

Prosecutors alleged that Daryll Rowe, 27, infected five men through unprotected sex, and attempted   ... Read More

These are the best times to exercise to lose weight

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The key to crushing your fitness goals may come down to something as simple as changing the time of your workout.

If you want to run faster and lift heavier, research shows you should hit that   ... Read More

Wife of wounded veteran wrote book to explain amputations and injuries to children

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- “Someone told me daddy is gross. He isn’t gross. He is a hero,” said the oldest daughter of Michael Verardo, a wounded veteran who is missing a limb.

Verardo lost his leg in 2010   ... Read More

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson’s disease, veterans study shows

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life. This is the same type of injury suffered by many   ... Read More

6-year-old boy grows out his hair for 2 years, donates 14 inches to kids in need

Jennifer Williams(RED OAK, Texas) -- One selfless 6-year-old has cut his long hair for kids in need.

Daniel Williams grew his hair out for two years so another child who's experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia and other   ... Read More

Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill British baby denied further treatment

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The father of a terminally-ill British baby who has been denied further treatment had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday, during which he asked for help to save the child.

In a tweet   ... Read More

Here’s why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor.

So, what's the new medical advice?

Get   ... Read More

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CDC expands warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expanding its warning over romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The lettuce is responsible for at least 53 people falling ill, including 31 hospitalizations, in 16 states.The CDC had   ... Read More

Lawmakers become more vocal about legalizing marijuana as public support grows

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers have become more vocal about their support of legalization of marijuana, including talking about it on the campaign trail and in the halls of Congress.

It's a move that comes in the wake of a majority   ... Read More

Judge denies man’s request to reinstate free water program in Flint

iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- A judge has denied a man's request to resume the program that distributed free bottled water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

The case involved a Flint man who said his home’s tap water is contaminated   ... Read More

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as   ... Read More

Been told you have a penicillin allergy? There is a chance it’s not real

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some were warned by a parent before every health care encounter. Some heard it from a doctor. Others remember an uncomfortable reaction. Around one in 10 people are told at some point in their lives that   ... Read More

Kids with special needs learn to ride bikes

WCVB(BOSTON) -- Riding a bike for most kids is a rite of passage, but for kids with special needs attending the bike camp at Emerson Hospital, it’s like a dream come true.

For 8-year-old Chloe, who has a form   ... Read More

Junk food TV advertising likely highest when kids are watching, study says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A new study in Australia looked at how much junk food advertising kids were exposed to and the numbers were staggering.

Food advertising can directly affect the types of foods that children actually eat, The World   ... Read More

Woman claims doctors ignored cancer symptoms because of her weight: ‘It was very scary’

Courtesy Rebecca Hiles(NEW YORK) -- A woman who alleges that she was misdiagnosed by doctors because of her weight is sharing her story.

Rebecca Hiles, 28, said she was told by doctors that her health problems were related to   ... Read More

Man jailed for life after deliberately infecting men with HIV

Sussex Police Department(LONDON) -- A British man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV.

Prosecutors alleged that Daryll Rowe, 27, infected five men through unprotected sex, and attempted   ... Read More

These are the best times to exercise to lose weight

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The key to crushing your fitness goals may come down to something as simple as changing the time of your workout.

If you want to run faster and lift heavier, research shows you should hit that   ... Read More

Wife of wounded veteran wrote book to explain amputations and injuries to children

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- “Someone told me daddy is gross. He isn’t gross. He is a hero,” said the oldest daughter of Michael Verardo, a wounded veteran who is missing a limb.

Verardo lost his leg in 2010   ... Read More

Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson’s disease, veterans study shows

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life. This is the same type of injury suffered by many   ... Read More

6-year-old boy grows out his hair for 2 years, donates 14 inches to kids in need

Jennifer Williams(RED OAK, Texas) -- One selfless 6-year-old has cut his long hair for kids in need.

Daniel Williams grew his hair out for two years so another child who's experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia and other   ... Read More

Pope Francis meets with father of terminally ill British baby denied further treatment

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The father of a terminally-ill British baby who has been denied further treatment had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday, during which he asked for help to save the child.

In a tweet   ... Read More

Here’s why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Checking your blood pressure is a mainstay of every medical checkup. Now, there's some new medical advice on this seemingly mundane part of a wellness visit to the doctor.

So, what's the new medical advice?

Get   ... Read More

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