Friday , 24 February 2017


Bush daughter scheduled to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for a Planned Parenthood fundraiser next week. On Wednesday, Bush, 35, will headline Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ annual Forth Worth luncheon, according to an announcement from the women’s health organization. The older Bush daughter has publicly supported ... Read More »

Your Body: High intensity workouts

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Three members of the University of Oregon football team were recently hospitalized following what’s been described as a “grueling workout.” We’re talking about something called rhabdomyolysis. This type of injury involves muscle trauma or injury, which then causes a leaking of the main protein in muscles into the blood, which — ... Read More »

Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC researchers examined data from the National Vital Statics System to see the effects of drug trends across the ... Read More »

Eleven-year-old boy recovering after being stung by bees 400 times

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — The good news: an Arizona boy is happily buzzing around after being stung angry bees. Four hundred times. ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV reports that Andrew Kunz, 11, of Safford, is swollen and covered in bee stings but otherwise OK after his misadventure. Petrea Kunz, his grandmother, said Andrew was out in the desert with a friend Monday shooting ... Read More »

Photographer captures childbirth in hospital parking lot

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk was born exactly on his due date, Feb. 22, but he came into the world in a most unconventional way — in the parking lot of the hospital where he was supposed to be born. His parents, Noah and Lauren Strunk, left their Jacksonville Beach, Florida, home around midnight on Wednesday for ... Read More »

Kindergartners deliver Keep a Baby Warm boxes to newborns in need

Gretchen Hertler McInvale (NEW YORK) — A kindergarten teacher and her class are helping mothers who may struggle to afford necessities for their newborns. Teacher Gretchen Hertler McInvale leads her students at Spencer Elementary School in Middletown, Connecticut, in assembling boxes of donated necessities for babies and taking them to nearby Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. “It ... Read More »

Stress hormone measured in hair linked to persistent obesity, study finds

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People with long-term stress may be more likely to be obese, according to a recent study by scientists at the University College London, and the telltale signs can be found in strands of hair. The paper published Thursday in the journal Obesity found that people who have a higher level of the stress hormone cortisol, which affect’s ... Read More »

Your Body: Opioid overdoses on the rise

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor The handwriting on the wall was clear when President Obama spoke at a drug summit last year. He said that we’re seeing more people killed because of opioid abuse than traffic accidents. And now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that heroin deaths outnumber deaths from handguns, and ... Read More »

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