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Breaking down the debate over violent video games and school shootings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The investigation into the latest deadly school shooting is far from over, but that hasn't stopped some people from drawing conclusions about the alleged shooter's influences.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick argued that violent video games   ... Read More

Vegas shooting survivor and surgeon that saved him share unlikely connection

Creatas/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- Hours after tragedy struck at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 of last year, an unlikely connection was discovered between an injured survivor and the doctor that saved his life.   ... Read More

Washington, DC, mayor reveals she’s adopted a baby: ‘People start their families in many different ways’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The mayor of Washington, D.C., is a 45-year-old single woman who has worked her way to the very top of the city’s government, becoming the youngest person and only the second woman to be mayor.   ... Read More

7 firefighter dads who welcomed babies within months pose in seriously adorable photo shoot

ABCNews.com(GLENPOOL, Okla.) -- These firefighter experienced a serious baby boom after seven of them welcomed newborns just months apart.

The ladder-men of Glenpool Fire Department in Glenpool, Oklahoma, posed with their kids on Sunday in adorable photos snapped by   ... Read More

Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Good news -- cancer deaths are down overall.

Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year for women, according to a new report. And although   ... Read More

Blind, elderly horse rescued after falling into 8-foot well

Jackie Wesselman/Reily Township Fire and EMS(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- This was a rescue that emergency workers in Germantown, Ohio, won't soon forget.

A horse that is more than 20 years old and blind fell backward into an 8-foot-deep well pit   ... Read More

About the experimental vaccine deployed in Congo to fight the Ebola virus

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back –- rushing more than 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic   ... Read More

Suicide-related hospital visits for children and teens up sharply

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Suicide-related hospital visits for children have increased sharply in the U.S., new research finds.

The study in Pediatrics found that from 2008 to 2015 the proportion of children's hospital visits arising from suicide attempts or suicidal   ... Read More

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in   ... Read More

More than two dozen people rushed to hospital after taking synthetic weed

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, New York) -- More than two dozen people at the same street corner had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Police sources told   ... Read More

3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city in Congo, raising risk of further spread

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in a city of nearly 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health ministry said.

A single case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed   ... Read More

Former doctor who slipped abortion drug into girlfriend’s tea sentenced to prison

iStock/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- A doctor who slipped an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's tea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday. However, he will serve only three years.

Brooke Fiske was dating Sikander Imran when the   ... Read More

Rhino pregnant through artificial insemination could help save subspecies

Byrdyak/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Scientists at a San Diego zoo are celebrating the pregnancy of a southern white rhino named Victoria.

The pregnancy, achieved through artificial insemination with the sperm from a male southern white rhino, is an important step   ... Read More

Does chiropractic care help with lower back pain?

 iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- About 1 in 5 Americans endure lower back pain, and adding chiropractic treatments to one's usual medical care may help relieve it, at least a little, according to a study done with military personnel.Musculoskeletal   ... Read More

How to enjoy public pools this summer and avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in the water

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is quickly approaching. Local pools and water parks will beckon. While most people will be fine, there’s a health risk you should be aware of if you decide to   ... Read More

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Breaking down the debate over violent video games and school shootings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The investigation into the latest deadly school shooting is far from over, but that hasn't stopped some people from drawing conclusions about the alleged shooter's influences.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick argued that violent video games   ... Read More

Vegas shooting survivor and surgeon that saved him share unlikely connection

Creatas/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- Hours after tragedy struck at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 of last year, an unlikely connection was discovered between an injured survivor and the doctor that saved his life.   ... Read More

Washington, DC, mayor reveals she’s adopted a baby: ‘People start their families in many different ways’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The mayor of Washington, D.C., is a 45-year-old single woman who has worked her way to the very top of the city’s government, becoming the youngest person and only the second woman to be mayor.   ... Read More

7 firefighter dads who welcomed babies within months pose in seriously adorable photo shoot

ABCNews.com(GLENPOOL, Okla.) -- These firefighter experienced a serious baby boom after seven of them welcomed newborns just months apart.

The ladder-men of Glenpool Fire Department in Glenpool, Oklahoma, posed with their kids on Sunday in adorable photos snapped by   ... Read More

Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Good news -- cancer deaths are down overall.

Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year for women, according to a new report. And although   ... Read More

Blind, elderly horse rescued after falling into 8-foot well

Jackie Wesselman/Reily Township Fire and EMS(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- This was a rescue that emergency workers in Germantown, Ohio, won't soon forget.

A horse that is more than 20 years old and blind fell backward into an 8-foot-deep well pit   ... Read More

About the experimental vaccine deployed in Congo to fight the Ebola virus

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back –- rushing more than 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic   ... Read More

Suicide-related hospital visits for children and teens up sharply

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Suicide-related hospital visits for children have increased sharply in the U.S., new research finds.

The study in Pediatrics found that from 2008 to 2015 the proportion of children's hospital visits arising from suicide attempts or suicidal   ... Read More

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in   ... Read More

More than two dozen people rushed to hospital after taking synthetic weed

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, New York) -- More than two dozen people at the same street corner had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

Police sources told   ... Read More

3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city in Congo, raising risk of further spread

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in a city of nearly 1.2 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's health ministry said.

A single case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed   ... Read More

Former doctor who slipped abortion drug into girlfriend’s tea sentenced to prison

iStock/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- A doctor who slipped an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's tea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday. However, he will serve only three years.

Brooke Fiske was dating Sikander Imran when the   ... Read More

Rhino pregnant through artificial insemination could help save subspecies

Byrdyak/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Scientists at a San Diego zoo are celebrating the pregnancy of a southern white rhino named Victoria.

The pregnancy, achieved through artificial insemination with the sperm from a male southern white rhino, is an important step   ... Read More

Does chiropractic care help with lower back pain?

 iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- About 1 in 5 Americans endure lower back pain, and adding chiropractic treatments to one's usual medical care may help relieve it, at least a little, according to a study done with military personnel.Musculoskeletal   ... Read More

How to enjoy public pools this summer and avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in the water

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is quickly approaching. Local pools and water parks will beckon. While most people will be fine, there’s a health risk you should be aware of if you decide to   ... Read More

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