Fewer young people are dying in the US, but some minorities are harder hit

BY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has long lagged behind other developed countries when it comes to one important statistic – the number of deaths of children and young people under the age of 25. The CDC... Read More

In Kavanaugh case, link between alcohol and sexual violence takes center stage

(WASHINGTON) -- The allegations roiling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination have shined a light on the association between sexual assault and alcohol consumption.

One in four U.S. women and girls is a victim of sexual assault,... Read More

The US is about to break its own record for kids who've died in hot cars within a year: National Safety Council

(NEW YORK) -- The United States is on the verge of breaking its record for the number of children who've died in hot cars within one year, the National Safety Council warned on Tuesday.

Forty-eight children have died in hot cars this year ... Read More

Georgia high school football player dies after being hit during game

(ATLANTA) -- The stadium in an Atlanta suburb was packed with about 2,200 spectators on Friday night when Pike County High School's football team faced off against Peach County.

The game took a tragic turn in the third quarter, when Pike C... Read More

The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches

BY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA

(NEW YORK) -- When rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts recently because he was suffering from a case of the flu, his representatives said, it was a reminder that flu season, which took a big toll last year, i... Read More

Flu season is here

By  Dr. Jonathan Steinman

(NEW YORK) --  It’s the start of fall, which means flu season is here.

Last year, flu hospitalizations were the highest they’ve ever been; 106 out of every 100,000 people were hos... Read More

Pregnant women should get the flu vaccine, but only half actually do: CDC

BY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA

(NEW YORK) -- Pregnant women are more susceptible to life-threatening complications if they get the flu, a fact that makes the results of a new survey showing that only half of pregnant women get vaccinate... Read More

Too much screen time, too little sleep and exercise linked to worse cognitive development in children: Study

BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI

(NEW YORK) -- The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and acad... Read More

Youngest US face transplant recipient shares story of suicide survival and hope: 'Life is an amazing gift'

(CLEVELAND) -- As a star student and a promising athlete at her Mississippi high school, with college ambitions, it seemed that the sky was the limit for then-17-year-old Katie Stubblefield, her father said.

"She was driven for a purpose,"... Read More

Majority of American teens say they are cyberbullied, Pew study finds

(NEW YORK) -- A majority of American teenagers say they have been bullied or harassed online, and teenage girls are more likely to be targeted for certain types of cyberbullying, according to a comprehensive new study from the Pew Research Center.Read More

Gym for pregnant women gives moms a safe place to workout, build a community

(NEW YORK) -- At one gym in New York City, you will find a group of women who all have something in common: They are either pregnant or have newborns.

The gym, Fit Pregnancy Club, or FPC, focuses exclusively on helping pregnant and postpar... Read More

When moms use marijuana, kids try it at a young age: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The children of mothers that use marijuana are more likely to try the drug at a younger age, according to a new study.

The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looks at how a mom’s cannabis ... Read More

'Daddy, help me, I can't breathe': Family blames mislabeled food for death of 15-year-old with sesame allergy

(LONDON) -- Two years ago Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a fatal allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich that her family says did not list one critical ingredient: sesame.

Natasha, 15, was allergic to sesame.

T... Read More

Bride on honeymoon paralyzed by monster wave

(HONOLULU) -- It was supposed to be a dream wedding. Instead, for Nikki and Will Lewis, their honeymoon in Hawaii turned into a nightmare when a monster wave crashed onto Nikki and left her paralyzed.

The newlyweds were bodyboarding on Mau... Read More