Wishes improve health of sick children, study shows

(NEW YORK) -- Make-A-Wish arranges experiences, or “wishes,” for children who have progressive, life-limiting, or life-threatening illness. And now, a new study shows participation in the program may give children a better quality of life... Read More

New cholesterol guidelines for heart health released

(NEW YORK) -- A group of physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Heart Association have released updated guidelines on managing cholesterol to minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

The new guidelines advocate for ... Read More

New physical fitness guidelines issued and most of us aren't meeting them

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. government has issued the first new guidelines on physical fitness since 2008 with the message that Americans need to move more, especially kids.

Just one in five teens meet the recommendation of at least 60 minutes ... Read More

Vast majority of violent crime goes unreported in metro Atlanta: Hospital study

(ATLANTA) -- The vast majority of violent crimes in sampled areas of metro Atlanta go unreported to police, according to a new study by Grady Memorial Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that was published in the peer-reviewed journal,... Read More

How to hack your gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly every piece of advice these days for finding happiness includes something about gratitude, including everything from saying three things you're thankful for each day to keeping a gratitude journal.

The advice is sound ... Read More

Keto, Whole30 followers give thanks: Here are your most popular Thanksgiving Pinterest recipes

(NEW YORK) -- For many people, Thanksgiving is a holiday full of mashed potatoes, cheesy casseroles and decadent desserts. But while these foods may seem like a hard pass for followers of the popular Whole30 and ketogenic diets, they don't have to be... Read More

Vietnam War veterans' kids say Agent Orange impact 'a nightmare'

(NEW YORK) -- Angelica Caye Kuhn was on the road to becoming a nurse.

The mother of two was working as a patient care technician nearly two decades ago when one day she heard a pop in her back.

She was in pain for days and, afte... Read More

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

TIFFANY YEH, M.D.

(NEW YORK) -- Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. today, with almost 30.3 million of people suffering from difficulties in managing their blood sugar.

It is the seventh lead... Read More

Everything you need to know about Ebola

(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now the most severe in the country's recorded history and ranks the third worst on the African continent.

At least 319 people have reported symptoms of hem... Read More

Democratic Republic of Congo's current Ebola outbreak worst in country's history, officials say

(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the worst in the country's recorded history, with 319 confirmed and probable cases, resulting in 198 deaths, the country's health ministry said.Read More

FDA plans to restrict sale of flavored e-cigarettes

DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly plans to sharply restrict the sale of most flavored electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in retail stores and gas stations in an effort to decrea... Read More

As we age our bones get more brittle: What you need to know about falling

(NEW YORK) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs after falling on Wednesday evening. She went home after her fall, but had discomfort throughout the night and was later admitted to ... Read More

Yoga and meditation practice increases among adults and children in the US: Report

(NEW YORK) -- Yoga and meditation have been shown to provide physical and mental health benefits, and it seems that people are catching on to that fact, as a new report shows that more adults and children have been practicing the two over the last fi... Read More

Cigarette smoking in the US hits record low, yet 1 in 5 people still use tobacco

(ATLANTA) -- Smoking rates in the United States are the lowest they’ve ever been, yet one in five people still use tobacco products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smoking rates have dropped by 67 percen... Read More