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Study: Places with More Men Have Higher Marriage Rates

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — According to a study by anthropologists Ryan Schacht and Karen Kramer from the University of Utah, cities with higher male populations often have higher levels of marriage.

Schacht looked at family formation in eight   ... Read More

Task Force Explores Why Texas Had Higher Pregnancy Death Rates in Study

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Texas officials are working to understand why more women across the state have been dying either during pregnancy or shortly after. A study published this month has found that maternal mortality rates doubled in Texas between   ... Read More

Syrian Conjoined Twins Evacuated to Damascus Hospital Die of Heart Failure

SYRedCrescent/Twitter(NEW YORK) --  Syrian conjoined twins who were evacuated from their war-torn town in Syria for medical treatment died of heart failure Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent announced.

The boys, who were conjoined at the chest, also suffered   ... Read More

‘Baby Simulator’ Programs May Make Teen Girls More, Not Less, Likely to Become Pregnant, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of "baby simulators" may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study published Thursday.

The investigators found that girls enrolled   ... Read More

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Back-to-School Photos

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As children head back to school, the temptation to share your excitement with a first day photo on social media is understandable.

But Donna Rice Hughes, the president & CEO of Enough Is Enough, a non-profit   ... Read More

Achoo! See the Anatomy of a Sneeze

The New England Journal of Medicine(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for cold and flu season, MIT researchers are showing you exactly what a sneeze looks like in slow motion.

Lydia Bourouiba, of the MIT Fluid Dynamics of Disease   ... Read More

Back to School: Tech Tool to Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Getting students to apply themselves in school isn’t always easy. As the summer ends and thoughts turn to a return to school and classes, some parents may be wondering how to help their children fall in   ... Read More

Your Body: The Risks of Plastic Surgery

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

Are you considering plastic surgery? I’ll tell you what you should consider before going under the knife after this.

Nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, according to   ... Read More

“Extreme Weight Loss” Chris Powell’s Tips to Get the Whole Family Active

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Extreme Weight Loss trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell appeared on Good Morning America Thursday with tips to get your whole family active as the new school year begins.

Powell, who, with his wife, Heidi Powell,   ... Read More

Cincinnati Hit with Wave of 50 Heroin Overdoses in Two Days

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — First responders were reeling in Cincinnati after a mid-week spate of more than 50 heroin overdoses from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night.

Even in the midst of a drug epidemic that has made opioid overdoses an   ... Read More

Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --   While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.

A review   ... Read More

Senate Calls for EpiPen Maker to Testify About Price Hike

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling for Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, to brief members of Congress about the drastic price increase of the medication since 2007.

U.S. Senators Susan Collins   ... Read More

How a Severely Burned Former Firefighter Is Doing 1 Year After Face Transplant Surgery

Courtesy Hardison Family/NYU Langone Medical Center(NEW YORK) --  One year after undergoing the most extensive face transplant ever performed, which was covered by Nightline in an Emmy-nominated special edition, Pat Hardison continues to thrive.

“I’m happy to tell you   ... Read More

First US Child with Double-Hand Transplant Advises ‘Never Give Up’

Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Baltimorean who was the first U.S. child to receive a double-hand transplant celebrated the anniversary of his life-changing surgery this week.

Zion Harvey, 9, went back to visit his doctors at   ... Read More

Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The ongoing violence in Syria has taken a physical and mental toll on many, including one 9-year-old boy, who began to look up "ways to commit suicide" online, according to Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, who assisted with   ... Read More

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Study: Places with More Men Have Higher Marriage Rates

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — According to a study by anthropologists Ryan Schacht and Karen Kramer from the University of Utah, cities with higher male populations often have higher levels of marriage.

Schacht looked at family formation in eight   ... Read More

Task Force Explores Why Texas Had Higher Pregnancy Death Rates in Study

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Texas officials are working to understand why more women across the state have been dying either during pregnancy or shortly after. A study published this month has found that maternal mortality rates doubled in Texas between   ... Read More

Syrian Conjoined Twins Evacuated to Damascus Hospital Die of Heart Failure

SYRedCrescent/Twitter(NEW YORK) --  Syrian conjoined twins who were evacuated from their war-torn town in Syria for medical treatment died of heart failure Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent announced.

The boys, who were conjoined at the chest, also suffered   ... Read More

‘Baby Simulator’ Programs May Make Teen Girls More, Not Less, Likely to Become Pregnant, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of "baby simulators" may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study published Thursday.

The investigators found that girls enrolled   ... Read More

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Back-to-School Photos

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As children head back to school, the temptation to share your excitement with a first day photo on social media is understandable.

But Donna Rice Hughes, the president & CEO of Enough Is Enough, a non-profit   ... Read More

Achoo! See the Anatomy of a Sneeze

The New England Journal of Medicine(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for cold and flu season, MIT researchers are showing you exactly what a sneeze looks like in slow motion.

Lydia Bourouiba, of the MIT Fluid Dynamics of Disease   ... Read More

Back to School: Tech Tool to Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Getting students to apply themselves in school isn’t always easy. As the summer ends and thoughts turn to a return to school and classes, some parents may be wondering how to help their children fall in   ... Read More

Your Body: The Risks of Plastic Surgery

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

Are you considering plastic surgery? I’ll tell you what you should consider before going under the knife after this.

Nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, according to   ... Read More

“Extreme Weight Loss” Chris Powell’s Tips to Get the Whole Family Active

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Extreme Weight Loss trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell appeared on Good Morning America Thursday with tips to get your whole family active as the new school year begins.

Powell, who, with his wife, Heidi Powell,   ... Read More

Cincinnati Hit with Wave of 50 Heroin Overdoses in Two Days

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — First responders were reeling in Cincinnati after a mid-week spate of more than 50 heroin overdoses from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night.

Even in the midst of a drug epidemic that has made opioid overdoses an   ... Read More

Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --   While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.

A review   ... Read More

Senate Calls for EpiPen Maker to Testify About Price Hike

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling for Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, to brief members of Congress about the drastic price increase of the medication since 2007.

U.S. Senators Susan Collins   ... Read More

How a Severely Burned Former Firefighter Is Doing 1 Year After Face Transplant Surgery

Courtesy Hardison Family/NYU Langone Medical Center(NEW YORK) --  One year after undergoing the most extensive face transplant ever performed, which was covered by Nightline in an Emmy-nominated special edition, Pat Hardison continues to thrive.

“I’m happy to tell you   ... Read More

First US Child with Double-Hand Transplant Advises ‘Never Give Up’

Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Baltimorean who was the first U.S. child to receive a double-hand transplant celebrated the anniversary of his life-changing surgery this week.

Zion Harvey, 9, went back to visit his doctors at   ... Read More

Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The ongoing violence in Syria has taken a physical and mental toll on many, including one 9-year-old boy, who began to look up "ways to commit suicide" online, according to Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, who assisted with   ... Read More

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