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How much black licorice is too much and why a sweetening compound can be bad for adults

ajcespedes/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As people prepare to dig into their favorite Halloween candy, there's one treat with a new consumption warning for adults.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, eating black licorice   ... Read More

Women more likely to experience depression, anxiety, new CDC data shows

martin-dm/iStockBy SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic pushed systemic inequalities and unprecedented stress levels to a breaking point, a crisis in American mental health already loomed.

New data released by the Centers for Disease   ... Read More

Coronavirus transmission heightens concerns surrounding ventilation in schools

smolaw11/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As concern grows among researchers about the extent to which the novel coronavirus might be transmitted through the air, advocates and educators said they have long been concerned about poor air   ... Read More

Bioethicists condemn DIY COVID-19 vaccine efforts

simon2579/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, a small handful of scientists are brewing up their own homemade and unproven COVID-19 vaccines and giving them to friends, family and themselves.These scientists hail from disparate   ... Read More

Proper installation’ of car seats saves kids’ lives, says mom and car seat expert

Courtney IlarrazaBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- When Courtney Ilarraza's minivan was totaled by a car traveling 60 mph on the three-mile trip from the beach to her home in Brooklyn, New York, her three children   ... Read More

Younger people more likely to believe COVID-19 misinformation, Harvard survey finds

narvikk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Younger people are more likely to believe false claims related to the novel coronavirus than older people, according to a new survey released Tuesday by a team of researchers at Harvard   ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson becomes 4th manufacturer to begin Phase 3 trials for COVID vaccine

JHVEPhoto/iStockBy DAVE HARRISON, ABC News

(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- As the race for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine continues, one manufacturer has announced a major step in the right direction.

American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday   ... Read More

Faster, cheaper COVID-19 tests in danger of creating blindspot in data collection

South_agency/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 100 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID Data Tracker.

But the   ... Read More

New spa water-inspired canned drink could help people get some sleep

PepsiCoBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As consumers trend toward health and wellness products, PepsiCo has plans to drift into the functional beverage sector with a new drink intended to help people catch some shut-eye.

Driftwell, which   ... Read More

How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

milehightraveler/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- With record wildfires raging throughout the West, public safety experts said it's critical for residents to protect their lungs from poor air quality.Wildfire smoke is typically a harsh mix of   ... Read More

Fact check: Trump’s claim about whether coronavirus affects young people

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump "falsely claimed" at a Monday night campaign rally that the novel coronavirus "affects virtually nobody" younger than 18 and mainly threatens   ... Read More

We’ve hit 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in 6 months. What will the next 6 months look like?

Powerofflowers/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- It's been six months since the World Health Organization first declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Since then, over 30 million people worldwide have been infected, and we're rapidly approaching 1   ... Read More

As US hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of growing mental health crisis

Xesai/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health.

More than half   ... Read More

New CDC guidance on Halloween: Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged

Rawpixel/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(ATLANTA) -- Halloween will need to be done differently this year in order to keep people safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidelines issued Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Mom warns other parents after son eats hand sanitizer packaged in “Trolls” pouch

Courtesy Nikki TeixeiraBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A mom in Canada is warning parents and caregivers after she says her young son ingested hand sanitizer thinking it was food.

Nikki Teixeira, of Manitoba, Canada, said her   ... Read More

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How much black licorice is too much and why a sweetening compound can be bad for adults

ajcespedes/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As people prepare to dig into their favorite Halloween candy, there's one treat with a new consumption warning for adults.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, eating black licorice   ... Read More

Women more likely to experience depression, anxiety, new CDC data shows

martin-dm/iStockBy SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic pushed systemic inequalities and unprecedented stress levels to a breaking point, a crisis in American mental health already loomed.

New data released by the Centers for Disease   ... Read More

Coronavirus transmission heightens concerns surrounding ventilation in schools

smolaw11/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As concern grows among researchers about the extent to which the novel coronavirus might be transmitted through the air, advocates and educators said they have long been concerned about poor air   ... Read More

Bioethicists condemn DIY COVID-19 vaccine efforts

simon2579/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, a small handful of scientists are brewing up their own homemade and unproven COVID-19 vaccines and giving them to friends, family and themselves.These scientists hail from disparate   ... Read More

Proper installation’ of car seats saves kids’ lives, says mom and car seat expert

Courtney IlarrazaBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- When Courtney Ilarraza's minivan was totaled by a car traveling 60 mph on the three-mile trip from the beach to her home in Brooklyn, New York, her three children   ... Read More

Younger people more likely to believe COVID-19 misinformation, Harvard survey finds

narvikk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Younger people are more likely to believe false claims related to the novel coronavirus than older people, according to a new survey released Tuesday by a team of researchers at Harvard   ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson becomes 4th manufacturer to begin Phase 3 trials for COVID vaccine

JHVEPhoto/iStockBy DAVE HARRISON, ABC News

(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- As the race for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine continues, one manufacturer has announced a major step in the right direction.

American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday   ... Read More

Faster, cheaper COVID-19 tests in danger of creating blindspot in data collection

South_agency/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 100 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID Data Tracker.

But the   ... Read More

New spa water-inspired canned drink could help people get some sleep

PepsiCoBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As consumers trend toward health and wellness products, PepsiCo has plans to drift into the functional beverage sector with a new drink intended to help people catch some shut-eye.

Driftwell, which   ... Read More

How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

milehightraveler/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- With record wildfires raging throughout the West, public safety experts said it's critical for residents to protect their lungs from poor air quality.Wildfire smoke is typically a harsh mix of   ... Read More

Fact check: Trump’s claim about whether coronavirus affects young people

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump "falsely claimed" at a Monday night campaign rally that the novel coronavirus "affects virtually nobody" younger than 18 and mainly threatens   ... Read More

We’ve hit 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in 6 months. What will the next 6 months look like?

Powerofflowers/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- It's been six months since the World Health Organization first declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Since then, over 30 million people worldwide have been infected, and we're rapidly approaching 1   ... Read More

As US hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts warn of growing mental health crisis

Xesai/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health.

More than half   ... Read More

New CDC guidance on Halloween: Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged

Rawpixel/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(ATLANTA) -- Halloween will need to be done differently this year in order to keep people safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidelines issued Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Mom warns other parents after son eats hand sanitizer packaged in “Trolls” pouch

Courtesy Nikki TeixeiraBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A mom in Canada is warning parents and caregivers after she says her young son ingested hand sanitizer thinking it was food.

Nikki Teixeira, of Manitoba, Canada, said her   ... Read More

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