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Passenger Gives Birth on Southwest Airlines Flight

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A passenger gave birth Sunday on an Orlando, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina.

Flight 556 was en route from Philadelphia when flight attendants asked for   ... Read More

Your Body: Can Cranberries Actually Help Prevent UTIs?

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

Cranberry products have been widely promoted to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections — or UTIs. The theory is that the active ingredient in cranberry inhibits bacteria from attaching to urinary   ... Read More

Sherri Papini Will ‘Have to Find a New Normal’ After Abduction, Elizabeth Smart Says

ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Sherri Papini’s astonishing and emotional story of being found on Thanksgiving morning on the side of the road after authorities say she was kidnapped and tormented for three weeks is one that kidnapping survivor   ... Read More

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He And Peta Murgatroyd Got ‘Kicked Out’ of Lamaze Class

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Maksim Chmerkovskiy recently admitted that he and his fiancée are -- in some ways at least -- not doing too well preparing for the arrival of their first child.

The Dancing with the Stars professional dancer   ... Read More

Texas Woman Delivers Baby While on the Phone with Dispatcher

ABC News(SPRING, Texas) -- A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Spring, Texas, helped one expectant mom deliver her baby over the phone this week.The mother, Kioma, was on her living room floor and feeling contractions while listening to instructions from   ... Read More

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Renowned Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Dr. Ruth doesn’t quit: At 88 years old, the renowned sex therapist is still vocal about her favorite topic -- writing books, making appearances and lecturing on what she has coined “sexual literacy.”

Her career   ... Read More

Surgeons Start Program in Chicago to Train Bystanders to Treat Shooting Victims

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Ongoing gun violence in Chicago, which has killed hundreds in 2016, has led to calls for action - as well as inspiring two doctors to start a program designed to help save lives in an emergency. The   ... Read More

All-Female Motorcycle Club Helps Deliver Breast Milk to Babies in Need

Joi-Marie McKenzie/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Babies and in particular ill or premature infants benefit from being fed human breast milk, research shows.But when mothers can't produce enough breast milk to feed their ill or premature babies, including those   ... Read More

Miami Now Free of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus, CDC Says

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Florida health officials have announced continued progress in the fight against the Zika virus after a Miami neighborhood was declared free of ongoing Zika transmission Friday.

The Little River area of Miami is now free of active   ... Read More

San Bernardino Terror Victims Claim Medical Care Frustrations, One Year After Attack

ABC News(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — Exactly one year after 14 people were killed and 22 more injured when ISIS-inspired terrorists went on a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, surviving victims are speaking out, saying that they are going   ... Read More

Your Body: The STEM Gender Gap

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

Women remain underrepresented in high-paying, math-intensive fields and they earn only 19 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering.

Now, a new study directs blame at biases among teachers and the   ... Read More

Woman Gives Birth Amid Tornado Destruction in Tennessee

Ashley Newman(NEW YORK) -- A Tennessee woman gave birth to a daughter Wednesday just after being rescued from the devastation of a tornado that swept through her town.

Emergency rescue crews responded to a dispatch call around 1:30 a.m.   ... Read More

World AIDS Day: How the World Is Still Fighting the Disease 35 Years After Its Discovery

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's been 35 years since researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported on a mysterious illness that was infecting and killing healthy young men.

The CDC report from 1981 was the   ... Read More

Mom Fights Back Against Cruel Meme of Terminally Ill Toddler

Courtesy Jenny Smith(NEW YORK) -- One Alabama mother has a warning for other parents: Photos of your children posted online may be appropriated by malevolent individuals.

According to Jenny Smith of Ranburne, Alabama, a photo of her terminally ill   ... Read More

Olive Oil Trade Group Sues Dr. Oz After He Calls a Majority of Supermarket Olive Oil ‘Fake’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) has filed a lawsuit against television talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz after he said on his popular program that the majority of extra virgin olive oil sold in   ... Read More

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Passenger Gives Birth on Southwest Airlines Flight

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A passenger gave birth Sunday on an Orlando, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina.

Flight 556 was en route from Philadelphia when flight attendants asked for   ... Read More

Your Body: Can Cranberries Actually Help Prevent UTIs?

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

Cranberry products have been widely promoted to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections — or UTIs. The theory is that the active ingredient in cranberry inhibits bacteria from attaching to urinary   ... Read More

Sherri Papini Will ‘Have to Find a New Normal’ After Abduction, Elizabeth Smart Says

ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Sherri Papini’s astonishing and emotional story of being found on Thanksgiving morning on the side of the road after authorities say she was kidnapped and tormented for three weeks is one that kidnapping survivor   ... Read More

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He And Peta Murgatroyd Got ‘Kicked Out’ of Lamaze Class

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Maksim Chmerkovskiy recently admitted that he and his fiancée are -- in some ways at least -- not doing too well preparing for the arrival of their first child.

The Dancing with the Stars professional dancer   ... Read More

Texas Woman Delivers Baby While on the Phone with Dispatcher

ABC News(SPRING, Texas) -- A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Spring, Texas, helped one expectant mom deliver her baby over the phone this week.The mother, Kioma, was on her living room floor and feeling contractions while listening to instructions from   ... Read More

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Renowned Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Dr. Ruth doesn’t quit: At 88 years old, the renowned sex therapist is still vocal about her favorite topic -- writing books, making appearances and lecturing on what she has coined “sexual literacy.”

Her career   ... Read More

Surgeons Start Program in Chicago to Train Bystanders to Treat Shooting Victims

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Ongoing gun violence in Chicago, which has killed hundreds in 2016, has led to calls for action - as well as inspiring two doctors to start a program designed to help save lives in an emergency. The   ... Read More

All-Female Motorcycle Club Helps Deliver Breast Milk to Babies in Need

Joi-Marie McKenzie/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Babies and in particular ill or premature infants benefit from being fed human breast milk, research shows.But when mothers can't produce enough breast milk to feed their ill or premature babies, including those   ... Read More

Miami Now Free of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus, CDC Says

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Florida health officials have announced continued progress in the fight against the Zika virus after a Miami neighborhood was declared free of ongoing Zika transmission Friday.

The Little River area of Miami is now free of active   ... Read More

San Bernardino Terror Victims Claim Medical Care Frustrations, One Year After Attack

ABC News(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — Exactly one year after 14 people were killed and 22 more injured when ISIS-inspired terrorists went on a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, surviving victims are speaking out, saying that they are going   ... Read More

Your Body: The STEM Gender Gap

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

Women remain underrepresented in high-paying, math-intensive fields and they earn only 19 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering.

Now, a new study directs blame at biases among teachers and the   ... Read More

Woman Gives Birth Amid Tornado Destruction in Tennessee

Ashley Newman(NEW YORK) -- A Tennessee woman gave birth to a daughter Wednesday just after being rescued from the devastation of a tornado that swept through her town.

Emergency rescue crews responded to a dispatch call around 1:30 a.m.   ... Read More

World AIDS Day: How the World Is Still Fighting the Disease 35 Years After Its Discovery

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's been 35 years since researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported on a mysterious illness that was infecting and killing healthy young men.

The CDC report from 1981 was the   ... Read More

Mom Fights Back Against Cruel Meme of Terminally Ill Toddler

Courtesy Jenny Smith(NEW YORK) -- One Alabama mother has a warning for other parents: Photos of your children posted online may be appropriated by malevolent individuals.

According to Jenny Smith of Ranburne, Alabama, a photo of her terminally ill   ... Read More

Olive Oil Trade Group Sues Dr. Oz After He Calls a Majority of Supermarket Olive Oil ‘Fake’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) has filed a lawsuit against television talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz after he said on his popular program that the majority of extra virgin olive oil sold in   ... Read More

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