Health News

(Courtesy Beth Gaudino) Sisters Anna Howat, 29, and Beth Gaudino, 32, photographed with their doctor, Andrea DiLuigi.
October 18, 2017 - 3:40 pm
(TOLLAND, Conn.) -- A selfless woman is carrying a child for her sister who experienced the heartbreaking loss of newborn twins. Anna Howat is due to give birth to her niece, Charlotte Grace, on Feb. 2. Howat offered to carry her sister Beth Gaudino's baby when Gaudino had difficulties conceiving...
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(Courtesy Bharathi Rao) Gitanjali Rao, 11, works on her lead testing device at home in Lone Tree, Colo., in an undated handout photo.
October 18, 2017 - 2:31 pm
(LONE TREE, Colo.) -- An 11-year-old girl inspired by the Flint, Mich., water crisis has been named “America’s Top Young Scientist” after she developed a device that can quickly detect lead levels in water. Interested in Flint? “I had been following the Flint, Michigan, issue for about two years,”...
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ABC News
October 18, 2017 - 8:46 am
(NEW YORK) -- Over the past week or so, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women. Among them: Former "Friday Night Lights" star Minka Kelly claimed that Weinstein asked her to be his girlfriend in exchange for "a lavish life," while actress...
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ABC News
October 18, 2017 - 7:39 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The longtime personal trainer of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- who has gained the nickname "The Notorious R.B.G." -- shared secrets for how the 84-year-old stays physically strong every day as she interprets the Constitution. Bryant Johnson has been training Ginsburg...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:53 am
(NEW YORK) -- A father of two said he lost 100 pounds with the help of a fitness tracker that he wouldn’t have thought to buy for himself. The Salem, Massachusetts father of two weighed 304 pounds before he stepped into a weekly wellness group, which included fitness trackers, his doctor had...
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October 17, 2017 - 4:32 pm
(KINGSLAND, Ga.) -- Two active-duty U.S. sailors from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay were found dead of apparent drug overdoses in the same home four days apart, U.S. Submarine Forces confirmed to ABC News. Last Thursday, Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Jerrell was found dead in a home in Kingsland,...
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Shelby Skiles
October 17, 2017 - 2:36 pm
(DALLAS) -- Shelby Skiles was unable to sleep one recent night while staying with her 2-year-old daughter at Children’s Medical Center Dallas when she just began to write. Skiles, 28, has spent nearly every night since May at the hospital after her only child, Sophie, was diagnosed with an...
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Dreamstime
October 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
More than 33,000 people died from opioids in the United States in 2015 and overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. We take a look at the opioid epidemic by the numbers. Watch the latest video at
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ABCNews.com
October 17, 2017 - 8:00 am
(NEW YORK) -- A new study has found that children who play youth football may take more high-magnitude hits to the head than originally thought. Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) mounted censors on young football players' helmets during 25 to 30...
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