As thousands of cheerleaders exposed, what to know about the mumps

(DALLAS) -- Texas health officials are warning the public that thousands of cheerleaders may have been exposed to mumps at a national competition in Dallas last month.

Competitors from 39 states and nine countries were present at the Natio... Read More

Breast cancer testing may need to be tailored by race: Study

(NEW YORK) -- When should women receive their first mammograms? The widely accepted current guideline says age 50. But that might not be early enough for some ethnic groups, according to new research.

A Harvard-based study published Wednes... Read More

Walt Disney Co. commits more than $100M to bring comfort to children and their families in hospitals

(NEW YORK) -- Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Co., Wendesday announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient ... Read More

VA plan would give every service member mental health benefits after leaving military

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin announced Tuesday that the VA will send President Donald Trump a plan this week that would give every service member mental health benefits when they leave the military.

The plan ... Read More

Suspected opioid overdoses increased 30 percent in one year, CDC report says

(NEW YORK) -- The opioid epidemic shows no signs of leveling off, as the most recent report covering most of the U.S. shows an average 30 percent rise in suspected overdoses, in just one year.

Between July 2016 and September 2017, the susp... Read More

Reward for missing CDC worker Timothy Cunningham climbs to $15,000, sister says she's adjusting to 'new normal'

(ATLANTA) -- More than three weeks since a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee mysteriously vanished, the reward for information in his case has risen to $15,000 and his sister says her family is adjusting to the "new normal."
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Little boy’s expression at learning new sibling’s gender says it all

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- For an honest reaction, look no further than a kid.

How Jack Casey felt upon learning at the family's gender reveal that his mom would be giving birth to a baby girl was written all over his face.

Jack, 6,... Read More

Parents encouraging teens to diet can cause higher risk of obesity as adult

(NEW YORK) -- "Diet," it seems, could be another four-letter-word you shouldn't say to your teen.

Parents who encourage their teens to diet could negatively impact their child's weight-related and emotional health for years to come, accord... Read More

Teens using e-cigarettes show evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Using e-cigarettes has been promoted as a way to help adult smokers cut back or quit smoking, or at least to minimize the health damage that smoking causes. Teens, even middle schoolers, have taken up e-cigarettes as well. But as resear... Read More

Day care workers accused of giving toddlers melatonin gummies

(DES PLAINES, Ill.) -- Three Illinois day care workers have been charged with endangering children after police say they were discovered to be distributing gummy bears with melatonin to toddlers without parental consent.

Officers were call... Read More

Some UK supermarkets to ban selling energy drinks to anyone under 16

(LONDON) -- Several chain supermarkets in the United Kingdom have begun implementing a voluntary ban on the sale of energy drinks to people under the age of 16.

Waitrose, a chain with more than 350 stores throughout the U.K., today began r... Read More

How gender equality and diversity were addressed at 2018 Oscars

(LOS ANGELES) -- In a year that saw a reckoning over sexual misconduct in Hollywood as well as the success of groundbreaking films like Lady Bird and Get Out, the Academy addressed the issues head on -- from the red carpet to Jimmy ... Read More

Debate hits home for families dealing with myths about violence, mental illness

(NEW YORK) -- When Gayle Giese heard about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, about 20 miles north of her home in Broward County, Fla., she said one of her first thoughts was, “Oh my gosh, they’re going to blame this on... Read More

Fish oil tablets could reduce allergies during pregnancy according to recent trial

(LONDON) -- New research out of the UK suggests taking a daily fish oil capsule during pregnancy and the early months of breastfeeding can reduce a baby's risk of food allergies, BBC N... Read More