Study shows dogs will go out of their way to help owners in emotional distress

(NEW YORK) -- It's no surprise to dog owners, but now it's scientifically sound: Dogs will go out of their way to help their owners when their humans are upset.

In a new study with the Lassie-inspired title Timmy’s in th... Read More

Bayer to no longer sell permanent birth control implant Essure

BY: DR. STEPHANIE SOPHIE LEE

(NEW YORK) -- Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced that it will no longer sell the permanent birth control implant Essure starting at the end of this year.

Essure has courted controversy since i... Read More

Pediatricians raise concern about health effects of some food coloring, additives

(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics says that chemicals in food additives like food coloring and preservatives are bad for children and that parents should limit their exposure to processed foods, according to a new study published by th... Read More

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard contracts hand, foot and mouth disease

BY: DR. STEPHANIE SOPHIE LEE

(NEW YORK) -- New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was recently placed on the disabled list because he contracted hand, foot and mouth disease.

It’s a short-term infection that’s mostly fou... Read More

Florida tops list of worst places in America for shark attacks

(NEW YORK)  -- New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years.

The wors... Read More

New report from United Nations warns we have 'miles to go' in fight against HIV

BY DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ

(NEW YORK) -- Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established for the near future, accord... Read More

How a 3-year-old saved her dad's life by Facetiming her mom

(NEW YORK) -- When three-year-old Molly McCabe saw her dad fall off the couch and onto the floor, she thought it was just another one of the games they played together.

But minutes passed, and her father remained still, and the suddenly sc... Read More

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have traced a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections to raw turkey products.

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Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says

(NEW YORK) -- High-protein diets are all the rage. Look on grocery shelves and you will probably find protein bars, protein powder or other foods with labels proclaiming that it is "high-protein."

But what exactly does protein do for your ... Read More

71-year-old man dies from flesh-eating bacteria linked to tainted oyster

(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- A 71-year-old man died from a flesh-eating bacteria that health officials say he contracted from eating a bad raw oyster at a Florida seafood restaurant.

Florida Health Department officials said the man died from Vibrio... Read More

Fertility treatments bring fewer long-term invasive cancer risks, study says

BY: DR. STEPHANIE SOPHIE LEE

(NEW YORK) -- Fertility treatments come with repeated shots of hormones, but does that mean they also come with an increased risk of cancer?

Not necessarily, according to a study pub... Read More

A young couple is hoping for a miracle after tragedy struck on a vacation to Mexico

(HOUSTON) -- A Texas family is hoping for a miracle after tragedy struck on a vacation to Mexico.

Francisco and Emily Barba, along with their 11-month-old daughter Emma Rose, went on a trip to San Luis Potosi, Mexico to visit Francisco&rsq... Read More

A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Forty years after the first ever “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown was born, 33 percent of American adults report using fertility treatment or knowing someone who used fertility treatment to have a baby, according to a new s... Read More

Bode Miller's wife Morgan Beck speaks out about her baby daughter's tragic drowning

(NEW YORK) -- Just over five weeks since losing her baby girl in a tragic drowning death, Morgan Beck Miller spoke at length on Tuesday about raising awareness for water safety and how she hopes no other parent will have to go through what she has en... Read More