Child obesity could be influenced by mom's lifestyle habits: Study

BY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN

(NEW YORK) -- Why are more children becoming obese by medical standards and what effect could their moms have? That's what researchers in a new study wanted to find out.

Nearly 1 in ... Read More

Patriotic quadruplets head home in time for Independence Day

(HOUSTON) -- A Houston couple who welcomed quadruplets early last month brought their babies home swaddled in patriotic style.

These little bundles were decked out in stars and stripes ahead of their first Fourth of July celebration.
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HPV test may be better than Pap smears to detect early cervical cancer: Study

BY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN

(NEW YORK) -- Although most women are accustomed to having Pap smears to test for cervical cancer -- a disease that strikes 12,000 American women each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Di... Read More

North Carolina woman donates kidney to stranger

(DURHAM, N.C.) -- Tracy Schmitz works as a nanny, rescues animals, volunteers at orphanages and, perhaps most impressive, just donated a kidney to someone she'd never met before.

"I didn't think twice about it," Schmitz told ABC Raleigh-Durham... Read More

Overtime work may increase diabetes risk in women

 By Dr Petrina Crain, ABC News Medical Unit

(NEW YORK) --  Working overtime may help your paycheck and give you a leg up in the office, but a new study suggests that women who log too many hours may have an increased t... Read More

Study: Patients don't care if their doctors have tattoos, piercings

BY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN

(NEW YORK) -- Recently, researchers found that half of all patients surveyed prefer their doctors to wear traditional attire, such as a white coat, and this influenced an increasingly important... Read More

Massachusetts school allowed to continue electric shock therapy on special needs children

By Denise Powell, M.D. Candidate

(BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts school for special needs children can continue to use a form of electric shock therapy on students after a long-running battle with state officials over the controversial tr... Read More

Serena Williams reveals she 'cried a little bit' when she stopped breastfeeding daughter

(LONDON) -- Serena Williams may be back on the court, but the tennis great didn't only want to talk about backhands or seeding at a press conference Sunday -- the proud mother also discussed breastfeeding and the challenges women and new moms face.Read More

DNA and genetic genealogy are becoming the 'major game-changer' to heat up decades-old cold cases

(NEW YORK) -- On March 26, 1986, sixth-grader Michella Welch disappeared while at a Washington state park with her two young sisters, never to be seen alive again.

The 12-year-old's body was found that night; she had been sexually assaulte... Read More

Husband, wife work together to lose 135 pounds

(NEW YORK) -- Shandra and Gerald Redwine have lost a combined 135 pounds over the past four years.

Their secret?

“We are a team,” Gerald Redwine told “GMA.” “So for me it was [to] support my wife an... Read More

Researchers say poliovirus may help treat brain cancer

By PETRINA CRAINE

(NEW YORK) -- Glioblastoma is a type of brain cancer that has recently been quite visible in the media after Sen. John McCain was treated for it. Glioblastoma claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people in 2015... Read More

Sparklers leading cause of fireworks-related injuries: CPSC

(NEW YORK) -- With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind consumers of the risks involved in setting off fireworks.

At a Wednesday news conference, CPSC acting chairman Ann Marie B... Read More

Student-peer organization helps erase stigma tied to mental-health issues: Study

(NEW YORK) -- With news of rising suicide rates, there is a growing movement to remove the stigma associated with mental health throughout the nation.

That effort includes college campuses, where previous national studies showed that 11 pe... Read More

New marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug approved by FDA

BY: DR. AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN

(NEW YORK) -- Epidiolex, a medication formulated from a cannabidiol (CBD) substance derived from the marijuana plant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children and adults over... Read More