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New Bacteria Species That Causes Lyme Disease Found in Midwest

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease -- the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating illness in North America.The newly identified bacteria is called "Borrelia mayonii," in honor   ... Read More

Zika Virus May Be Linked to Infant Eye Abnormalities, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- The Zika virus may be associated with another birth defect in infants, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology.

Researchers from Brazil found that some   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: Florida Expands State of Emergency

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- New cases of people diagnosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted government officials to expand a state of emergency to two additional counties, for a total of seven counties.

The Florida Surgeon General and   ... Read More

Make-A-Wish Gives Kidney Transplant Survivor a Renovated Truck

iStock/Thinkstock(GREENWICH, Conn.) -- Strangers from around the country came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kidney transplant survivor.

Nick Cesarini, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was surprised with the truck Saturday in a reveal so dramatic his   ... Read More

Numbers of People Without Health Insurance in the US on the Decline

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.

The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates for the first nine months   ... Read More

Your Body: Menopause and Depression

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

Depression can come in many shapes and sizes, and it does tend to affect women more than men. But now, new research shows that there may be a link   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: Consumer Reports Shares Best Zika-Fighting Repellents

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With concern surrounding the Zika virus at an all-time high, Consumer Reports has re-released its exclusive ratings of mosquito repellents that best protect against the virus.

The new release highlights the results regarding the Aedes Egypti   ... Read More

“Girls” Star Lena Dunham Taking Time Off for ‘Chronic’ Illness

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The acclaimed HBO show Girls is back for a new season this month, but its biggest star will not being making press appearances due to a "chronic condition."

Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts CDC to Activate Highest Emergency Ops Level

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center has been moved to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the risk of Zika virus transmission in the U.S., officials said Monday.   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: US Olympic Committee ‘Will Not’ Stop Athletes From Going to Brazil

Mario Tama/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Federal health officials weighed in Monday on the potential risks athletes may face from the Zika virus when attending the Olympics in Brazil, as U.S. Olympic Committee officials noted they are closely watching   ... Read More

Duchess Kate Champions Mental Health in New PSA

Jamie Simonds/Place2Be via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate is on a mission.The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, is speaking out in a new public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness for Children’s Mental Health week for her mental health   ... Read More

Can Seasons Affect Your Intellect?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You’ve heard of the winter blues. But now, researchers in Belgium are suggesting that seasons can affect not only your mood, but also your intellect.

The authors of the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of   ... Read More

Dad’s Advice to Other Fathers: ‘Respect the Mother of Your Child’

iStock/Thinkstock(CRESSWELL, England) -- A U.K. dad’s advice to fellow dads “respect the mother of your child” has gone viral after being posted in a Facebook tribute to the mother of his 9-month-old son.Tony Emms, of Cresswell Northumberland, in   ... Read More

Suicide Risk Increases After Concussion, Study Suggests

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Concussion is the most common brain injury in young adults, and new research suggests that suffering one could increase suicide risk.

Canadian researchers looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2012) and found   ... Read More

White House Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is requesting $1.8 billion in emergency funding from Congress to fight the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, the White House announced Monday.

The request comes after lawmakers on Capitol   ... Read More

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New Bacteria Species That Causes Lyme Disease Found in Midwest

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease -- the second species known to transmit the potentially debilitating illness in North America.The newly identified bacteria is called "Borrelia mayonii," in honor   ... Read More

Zika Virus May Be Linked to Infant Eye Abnormalities, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- The Zika virus may be associated with another birth defect in infants, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology.

Researchers from Brazil found that some   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: Florida Expands State of Emergency

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- New cases of people diagnosed with the Zika virus in Florida has prompted government officials to expand a state of emergency to two additional counties, for a total of seven counties.

The Florida Surgeon General and   ... Read More

Make-A-Wish Gives Kidney Transplant Survivor a Renovated Truck

iStock/Thinkstock(GREENWICH, Conn.) -- Strangers from around the country came together to make over a pickup truck for an 18-year-old kidney transplant survivor.

Nick Cesarini, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was surprised with the truck Saturday in a reveal so dramatic his   ... Read More

Numbers of People Without Health Insurance in the US on the Decline

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Things are apparently looking up in the effort to provide health insurance coverage to more Americans.

The National Health Interview Survey, which studies civilian populations across the U.S., published its estimates for the first nine months   ... Read More

Your Body: Menopause and Depression

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

Depression can come in many shapes and sizes, and it does tend to affect women more than men. But now, new research shows that there may be a link   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: Consumer Reports Shares Best Zika-Fighting Repellents

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With concern surrounding the Zika virus at an all-time high, Consumer Reports has re-released its exclusive ratings of mosquito repellents that best protect against the virus.

The new release highlights the results regarding the Aedes Egypti   ... Read More

“Girls” Star Lena Dunham Taking Time Off for ‘Chronic’ Illness

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The acclaimed HBO show Girls is back for a new season this month, but its biggest star will not being making press appearances due to a "chronic condition."

Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts CDC to Activate Highest Emergency Ops Level

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center has been moved to Level 1, the agency's highest level, due to the risk of Zika virus transmission in the U.S., officials said Monday.   ... Read More

Zika Virus Outbreak: US Olympic Committee ‘Will Not’ Stop Athletes From Going to Brazil

Mario Tama/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Federal health officials weighed in Monday on the potential risks athletes may face from the Zika virus when attending the Olympics in Brazil, as U.S. Olympic Committee officials noted they are closely watching   ... Read More

Duchess Kate Champions Mental Health in New PSA

Jamie Simonds/Place2Be via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate is on a mission.The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, is speaking out in a new public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness for Children’s Mental Health week for her mental health   ... Read More

Can Seasons Affect Your Intellect?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You’ve heard of the winter blues. But now, researchers in Belgium are suggesting that seasons can affect not only your mood, but also your intellect.

The authors of the study, published Monday in the Proceedings of   ... Read More

Dad’s Advice to Other Fathers: ‘Respect the Mother of Your Child’

iStock/Thinkstock(CRESSWELL, England) -- A U.K. dad’s advice to fellow dads “respect the mother of your child” has gone viral after being posted in a Facebook tribute to the mother of his 9-month-old son.Tony Emms, of Cresswell Northumberland, in   ... Read More

Suicide Risk Increases After Concussion, Study Suggests

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Concussion is the most common brain injury in young adults, and new research suggests that suffering one could increase suicide risk.

Canadian researchers looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2012) and found   ... Read More

White House Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is requesting $1.8 billion in emergency funding from Congress to fight the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, the White House announced Monday.

The request comes after lawmakers on Capitol   ... Read More

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