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Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Lows, CDC Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Teen pregnancy rates continue to drop throughout the U.S., and have reached a new historic low, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There were 24.2 live births   ... Read More

Grown Preemie Triplets Donate PJ’s to NICU Where They Once Stayed

Ty Swarts(SHAWNEE, Kan.) -- A set of triplets who were born premature paid it forward last week after donating pajamas to the babies of the NICU in the hospital where they were born 10 years ago.

"I couldn't be   ... Read More

Study: Spike in Cost of Certain Oral Cancer Drugs Squeezes Patients

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As rising drug costs have become a topic of intense debate, a new review finds a significant increase for some cancer drugs.

The cost of certain oral medications for cancer treatment have increased multiple-fold since 2000,   ... Read More

Teen’s ‘Promposes’ to Friend With Down Syndrome at Coffee Shop

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A teen's touching "promposal" to her friend with Down syndrome is going viral on Facebook after it was captured on video.

Lillie Wright, 17, surprised her friend and co-worker Trevor Jefferson, 21, at Beau's Coffee in   ... Read More

Teen Leukemia Survivor to Announce Denver Broncos NFL Draft Pick

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(DENVER) -- A 16-year-old Denver Broncos fan who survived a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare form of cancer will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity Thursday night at the 2016 NFL Draft.

Daniel Hailpern, of   ... Read More

Opioid-Antidote Drug Will Now Be Available to US High Schools for Free

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to grow nationally, the company that makes a medication to block the effects of an opioid overdose said it will give a free carton of the antidote to any U.S. high   ... Read More

Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to university officials. The news comes as a second outbreak has been reported at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where at least   ... Read More

Your Body: Stress Management May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

We've all heard that stress contributes to heart disease, but can stress management really reduce the risk? New data from Duke University suggests it might.

Researchers studied 151 patients who   ... Read More

Spanking May Be Linked to Lifelong Social, Mental Health Problems in Kids, New Report Suggests

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Being spanked as a child appears to be linked to a host of long-term behavioral and mental health issues, according to a new review of evidence published this week.

But the report, which falls short   ... Read More

Adult Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Those with Rare Genetic Diseases

Courtesy of Julie Burtwistle(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — Olivia Burtwistle grew as a typically curious and energetic child until soon after her fourth birthday, when her parents began to notice changes, including a “rapid decline” in Olivia’s vision.

The Burtwistles,   ... Read More

Health Care Employees Bear Brunt of Workplace Assaults, Research Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A hospital or other medical center may seem like a safe space, but for health care employees, the workplace can be a dangerous environment.

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights just how   ... Read More

Those With Old Brain Injuries May Be Sleepier Than They Realize

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has previously been associated with sleep disorders. However, new research shows that this effect may be long-lasting, and people may not know they are experiencing it.Researchers compared 31 patients 18 months   ... Read More

CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Calls Large Price Increases ‘Mistake’

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The CEO of a pharmaceutical company will testify Wednesday that officials there were "too aggressive" in raising the price of heart medications, according to his planned testimony released by the firm.

L. Michael Pearson of Valeant   ... Read More

Hotel Heiress-Turned-Tibetan Buddhist Lama on Navigating Life Toward Happiness

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Before Lama Tsomo became one of the first American women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist lama, or spiritual teacher, she was Linda Pritzker, part of the famous Pritzker family that built the Hyatt Hotel chain.   ... Read More

Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRDIGE, Mass.) -- There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated.

The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 29 and public health officials confirmed Thursday that the   ... Read More

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Lows, CDC Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Teen pregnancy rates continue to drop throughout the U.S., and have reached a new historic low, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There were 24.2 live births   ... Read More

Grown Preemie Triplets Donate PJ’s to NICU Where They Once Stayed

Ty Swarts(SHAWNEE, Kan.) -- A set of triplets who were born premature paid it forward last week after donating pajamas to the babies of the NICU in the hospital where they were born 10 years ago.

"I couldn't be   ... Read More

Study: Spike in Cost of Certain Oral Cancer Drugs Squeezes Patients

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As rising drug costs have become a topic of intense debate, a new review finds a significant increase for some cancer drugs.

The cost of certain oral medications for cancer treatment have increased multiple-fold since 2000,   ... Read More

Teen’s ‘Promposes’ to Friend With Down Syndrome at Coffee Shop

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A teen's touching "promposal" to her friend with Down syndrome is going viral on Facebook after it was captured on video.

Lillie Wright, 17, surprised her friend and co-worker Trevor Jefferson, 21, at Beau's Coffee in   ... Read More

Teen Leukemia Survivor to Announce Denver Broncos NFL Draft Pick

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(DENVER) -- A 16-year-old Denver Broncos fan who survived a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare form of cancer will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity Thursday night at the 2016 NFL Draft.

Daniel Hailpern, of   ... Read More

Opioid-Antidote Drug Will Now Be Available to US High Schools for Free

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to grow nationally, the company that makes a medication to block the effects of an opioid overdose said it will give a free carton of the antidote to any U.S. high   ... Read More

Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to university officials. The news comes as a second outbreak has been reported at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where at least   ... Read More

Your Body: Stress Management May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

We've all heard that stress contributes to heart disease, but can stress management really reduce the risk? New data from Duke University suggests it might.

Researchers studied 151 patients who   ... Read More

Spanking May Be Linked to Lifelong Social, Mental Health Problems in Kids, New Report Suggests

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Being spanked as a child appears to be linked to a host of long-term behavioral and mental health issues, according to a new review of evidence published this week.

But the report, which falls short   ... Read More

Adult Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Those with Rare Genetic Diseases

Courtesy of Julie Burtwistle(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — Olivia Burtwistle grew as a typically curious and energetic child until soon after her fourth birthday, when her parents began to notice changes, including a “rapid decline” in Olivia’s vision.

The Burtwistles,   ... Read More

Health Care Employees Bear Brunt of Workplace Assaults, Research Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A hospital or other medical center may seem like a safe space, but for health care employees, the workplace can be a dangerous environment.

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights just how   ... Read More

Those With Old Brain Injuries May Be Sleepier Than They Realize

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has previously been associated with sleep disorders. However, new research shows that this effect may be long-lasting, and people may not know they are experiencing it.Researchers compared 31 patients 18 months   ... Read More

CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Calls Large Price Increases ‘Mistake’

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The CEO of a pharmaceutical company will testify Wednesday that officials there were "too aggressive" in raising the price of heart medications, according to his planned testimony released by the firm.

L. Michael Pearson of Valeant   ... Read More

Hotel Heiress-Turned-Tibetan Buddhist Lama on Navigating Life Toward Happiness

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Before Lama Tsomo became one of the first American women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist lama, or spiritual teacher, she was Linda Pritzker, part of the famous Pritzker family that built the Hyatt Hotel chain.   ... Read More

Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRDIGE, Mass.) -- There have been 40 confirmed cases of the mumps at Harvard University, even though many of those infected were vaccinated.

The outbreak was first reported on Feb. 29 and public health officials confirmed Thursday that the   ... Read More

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