Photodisc/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Ovaries make cysts for a living, but when is a cyst suspicious for cancer?
Ovarian cancer is called the "silent killer" because it can produce vague symptoms that often go ... Read More
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(NEW YORK) -- In September, Jason Henley, a UPS driver, made a life-saving delivery to Greg Hall, a man he barely knew.Hall, 31, had often signed for deliveries at a UPS store on Henley's route in ... Read More
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(NEW YORK) -- During her deployment in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog, Layka, saved many lives and now some of them are helping save hers.Layka, a Belgian Malinois, lost one of her front legs when she ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- The pharmaceutical company that came under fire for raising the price of the anti-parasite drug Daraprim says it will significantly lower the drug cost for hospitals, but not the overall list price.Daraprim, a drug by ... Read More
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(ATLANTA) -- A rare parasitic infection called Chagas disease has been gaining headlines in recent weeks after cases of the infection were reported in at least five states, according to the U.S. Centers for ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- The Thanksgiving holiday often means spending time with family, watching football or parades, and eating turkey dinner until your pants are at risk of splitting. But if you're concerned about literally busting a gut, we've compiled ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- The number of babies who die because of crib bumpers appears to have increased in recent years, despite warnings from pediatricians, according to a new study.
Data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show 48 ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Before you start cooking, make sure your hands are clean to avoid contaminating the food with any bacteria.
This is especially important after handling a raw turkey.
"[Y]ou want to make ... Read More
Fuse/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
There are many types of birth control pills, so how do you know if you're taking the right one for you?
While they all serve the same purpose, not all ... Read More
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(NEW YORK) -- An E.coli outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states was linked to rotisserie chicken salad from Costco, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
.The report from the CDC ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Two new studies are adding to a growing body of evidence that breast-feeding is both good for the baby and for the mother.The studies, which focused on diabetes and cancer, found that women who breast-feed ... Read More
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(PHILADELPHIA) -- An infant battling brain cancer, who famously was kissed by Pope Francis during the pontiff's historic visit to the U.S. this year, is responding to treatment, according to her parents.Gianna Masciantonio, 1, was ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- Two strangers from New Jersey have a Craigslist ad to thank for not only a kidney, but also a life-long friendship.
Glenn Calderbank, 39, of West Berlin, was scouring Craigslist for building supplies when he came ... Read More
(NEW YORK) -- An 8-year-old Utah girl was diagnosed earlier this month with secretory breast carcinoma, a rare form of breast cancer.
According to a report in the Pediatric Surgery International Journal, secretory breast carcinoma is extremely rare. It ... Read More
iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Flying in a contained airplane can wreak havoc on your health.
From motion sickness to a cold or allergies, taking to the skies opens you up to lots of germs. ... Read More