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What we know about the new coronavirus fueling worldwide anxiety

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities in Wuhan, China, imposed quarantine-like restrictions on the city of 11 million Tuesday, as they raced to stop the spread of a new coronavirus that's popping up in countries around the world.In Wuhan, local   ... Read More

How ‘two kind strangers’ on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man's life.

When Alex Griswold shared a video   ... Read More

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson’s diagnosis

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ozzy Osbourne is known as "the Prince of Darkness" and for his crazy antics on and off stage, but the singer and entertainment personality is opening up about something more serious.

In an exclusive interview   ... Read More

Mom does 5,332 burpees in 12 hours to help daughter with rare birth defect

fizkes/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Gena Laielli, a 37-year-old mom of two, completed 5,332 burpees in 12 straight hours.

The number -- a staggering feat for anyone who has tried to do one burpee -- is poised to break a world   ... Read More

Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

nopparit/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities.

Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China's National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China's   ... Read More

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

Liz Rock(NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds.

The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor.

"At 350 pounds there were a lot   ... Read More

2-year-old missing half a heart gets surprise ‘snow day’ after missing family trip

Sandee Walker(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old girl who was too sick to attend her family's winter vacation just got a surprise "snow day" from her neighborhood's first responders.

Quinn Walker was born in 2017 missing the left side of   ... Read More

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials   ... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department.

Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department   ... Read More

Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say.

"The influenza vaccine protects against various strains,   ... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.

The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011   ... Read More

Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die.

Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for resolutions to   ... Read More

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to   ... Read More

Women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s: Study

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.

The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that   ... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their reproductive system -- especially   ... Read More

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What we know about the new coronavirus fueling worldwide anxiety

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities in Wuhan, China, imposed quarantine-like restrictions on the city of 11 million Tuesday, as they raced to stop the spread of a new coronavirus that's popping up in countries around the world.In Wuhan, local   ... Read More

How ‘two kind strangers’ on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man's life.

When Alex Griswold shared a video   ... Read More

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson’s diagnosis

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ozzy Osbourne is known as "the Prince of Darkness" and for his crazy antics on and off stage, but the singer and entertainment personality is opening up about something more serious.

In an exclusive interview   ... Read More

Mom does 5,332 burpees in 12 hours to help daughter with rare birth defect

fizkes/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Gena Laielli, a 37-year-old mom of two, completed 5,332 burpees in 12 straight hours.

The number -- a staggering feat for anyone who has tried to do one burpee -- is poised to break a world   ... Read More

Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

nopparit/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities.

Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China's National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China's   ... Read More

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

Liz Rock(NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds.

The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor.

"At 350 pounds there were a lot   ... Read More

2-year-old missing half a heart gets surprise ‘snow day’ after missing family trip

Sandee Walker(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old girl who was too sick to attend her family's winter vacation just got a surprise "snow day" from her neighborhood's first responders.

Quinn Walker was born in 2017 missing the left side of   ... Read More

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials   ... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department.

Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department   ... Read More

Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say.

"The influenza vaccine protects against various strains,   ... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.

The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011   ... Read More

Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die.

Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for resolutions to   ... Read More

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to   ... Read More

Women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s: Study

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.

The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that   ... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their reproductive system -- especially   ... Read More

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