When small bugs cause big problems: This insect's bite can lead to heart disease

(NEW YORK) -- A rare parasitic disease that can lead to heart failure or stroke may be more common in the United States than many medical providers realize, with an estimated 300,000 people affected.

Chagas disease is spread by an insect k... Read More

Mother speaks out after daughter attempts 'fire challenge'

(NEW YORK) -- When Brandi Owens saw her daughter, Timiyah, running toward her engulfed in flames, she shut down.

"I almost just folded. I almost just fell apart. I almost really just lost my mind, looking at my baby on fire," Owens told ABC Ne... Read More

What is glioblastoma?

(NEW YORK) -- Sen. John McCain has decided to discontinue treatment of his brain cancer, his family said Friday.

McCain was diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. His family said at the ti... Read More

The best amount of alcohol for your health is none, according to a new study

(NEW YORK) -- Bad news for the 2.4 billion people around the world who drink alcohol regularly: There is no level of alcohol that is good for health, according to a new study in the journal The Lancet.

Using data from the Global Burden of ... Read More

Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'


(NEW YORK) -- Despite the huge popularity of coconut oil and many praises it's received from healthy-eating advocates, a Harvard professor's scathing criticism of the trend has stirred up a flurry of deb... Read More

Parents cautioned about using monitors to prevent SIDS after new study

(NEW YORK) -- Parents are being cautioned against relying on monitors promising to accurately measure their baby's vital signs in an attempt to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in light of new research Read More

CPR is the real hero for people who survive lightning strikes, experts say

(NEW YORK) -- It was a terrifying spectacle. From a distance, it looked like a giant pillar of flame had leaped from the sky and consumed Josiah Wiedman.

"As we were walking, I got struck ... sending me 9 feet into the air, making me bounc... Read More

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

(NEW YORK) -- Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) says breastfeeding may be added to the list of ways to reduce... Read More

Desks without partitions may be the 'healthier' option at the office


(NEW  YORK) -- Desk partitions are commonly seen as giving employees increased privacy but a new study shows that people may be better off without them.

Researchers from the University of Arizona l... Read More

EpiPen shortage amid back to school season


(NEW YORK) -- It’s back to school season, and a nationwide shortage of the EpiPen is making parents scramble.

If you're the parent of a child with a serious allergy or have serious allerg... Read More

Doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting patient will face no jail time

(HOUSTON) -- A former doctor who was convicted of sexually assaulting a patient who was immobilized in her hospital bed will not serve any jail time.

Shafeeq Sheikh, who was a medical resident on call at a Texas hospital at the time of the... Read More

Mysterious smell plaguing California residents and sparking finger-pointing

(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) -- Residents of several Orange County, California cities are complaining about a strange, mysterious odor in the air -- and local municipal agencies seem to be pointing fingers at each other as to the cause of the bad smell.Read More

First-generation students discuss overcoming 'impostor syndrome'

(NEW YORK) -- When Jared Jaramillo arrived at his East Coast college, the Utah native and first-generation college student felt like he'd entered an "alien world."

While the 19-year-old excelled at math and science in high school and was a... Read More

Smelling things that aren't there could be a sign: Study


(NEW YORK) -- Imagine smelling something that isn’t there. Now imagine if these smells were always around, persisting through everyday life without any apparent reason.

These "phantom odo... Read More