Your Body: Nuts and your health

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The nut business is booming. No doubt you’ve seen those commercials for pistachios, for example. And these bit... Read More

New study links 'emotional feeding' in young children to 'emotional eating' later in life

(NEW YORK) -- There may be a link between the common parenting practice known as "emotional feeding," or using food as a means of comforting or rewarding children, and the development later in life of "emotional eating," or the habit of eating to com... Read More

Your Body: What you need to know about urinary tract infections

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Women are far more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men, statistics show.

UTIs can occur when bacteria travel through the urethra... Read More

Bestselling author blasts America's sugar addiction in new book

(NEW YORK) -- New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ian K. Smith called out America's addiction to sweets in his new book Blast the Sugar Out, a guide designed for diabetic or pre-diabetic people looking to lead healthier lifestyles... Read More

Researchers find caterpillars that can chew and breakdown plastic

(NEW YORK) -- Since plastic was invented, figuring out how to get rid of the stuff quickly without further harming the environment has been a puzzle. This week, researchers found one unlikely but possible solution: caterpillars.

Specifical... Read More

Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL)

(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress gear up for another attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds broad public preference for keeping and improving it — including high... Read More

Bone marrow transplant patient get 1920s-themed prom at hospital

(MANISTEE, Mich.) -- When Corinne Bass learned that her recovery from a recent bone marrow transplant would mean missing her senior prom, she and medical staff improvised to bring the party to the hospital.

Since August 2015, Bass had been... Read More

Heli-yoga takes yoga to new heights in Las Vegas

(LAS VEGAS) -- There's rooftop yoga and hot yoga and nude yoga.

There's even goat yoga.

But if you're looking for the kind of yoga that will not only bring you inner peace but make your Instagram followers turn green with envy, ... Read More

Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks

(NEW YORK) -- This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week "to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease."

In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many chil... Read More

Malaria patients number more than 1,000 in US hospitals each year

(NEW YORK) -- Malaria may seem like a disease from bygone days to many people in the United States.

But a new study published Monday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene finds that, every year, more than a thousand pati... Read More

2-year-old with heart defect accompanies teen to high school prom

(MILFORD, Va.) -- A toddler danced the night away Friday after attending a teen's high school prom.

Taylor Schafer, 17, a student at Caroline High School in Milford, Virginia, invited Finn Blumenthal, 2, to accompany her to the dance. Finn... Read More