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'Daddy, help me, I can't breathe': Family blames mislabeled food for death of 15-year-old with sesame allergy

(LONDON) -- Two years ago Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a fatal allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich that her family says did not list one critical ingredient: sesame.Natasha, 15, was allergic to sesame.This week, the West London Coroner's Court will hear from her family, British Airways and Pret…... Read More

A third of American adults age 45 and over are lonely, national survey finds

By DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) -- One in three Americans age 45 and over are lonely, which may harm their quality of life and also pose health risks, according to a new national survey.The greatest apparent predictors of loneliness are the size of a person's social network and physical isolation,…... Read More

OB-GYNs who helped deliver Sumatran orangutan baby call moment 'surreal'

(WICHITA, Kan.) -- Two Kansas doctors stepped in to help deliver a very special patient earlier this month -- Lily the Sumatran orangutan.Both agreed it was a moment they'll be talking about for years to come.Daisy, the Sedgwick County Zoo's 33-year-old orangutan, went into labor early in the morning on…... Read More

9-year-old boy who had leukemia surprised with meeting bone marrow donor who saved him

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- In a heartwarming reunion, a 9-year-old celebrating his cancer remission has met the man who saved him.On Saturday, Johnny Sawyer Dyer, who goes by Sawyer, finally came face to face with his bone marrow donor Kevin Schwarrzel, 29."We were so thankful for him doing this for Sawyer,"…... Read More

Teacher says she's 'extremely grateful' after students surprise her on last day of chemo

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) --  A teacher battling breast cancer didn't know it, but she was in for a big surprise on the day she finished chemotherapy.When Katherine James of Santa Barbara, California, arrived home from her final treatment last week, she was met by a mob of kids who offered…... Read More

Humans hate wasps and love bees: Study

(LONDON) -- To humans, wasps are not as popular or as well-liked as bees, according to a new study from the University College London that was published in the Ecological Entomology.“Culturally, we are brought up to hate or fear wasps; this is likely to influence the likelihood of scientists choosing…... Read More

Federal task force issues new recommendations for doctors helping patients battle obesity

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations on Tuesday for how primary care doctors can help patients battle obesity.After reviewing recent studies on the topic, USPSTF concluded in a statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that behavior-based weight loss interventions —…... Read More

11-year-old who met Drake speaks out after heart transplant surgery: 'I felt more alive'

(CHICAGO) -- The 11-year-old girl in desperate need of a new heart who was surprised by Drake last month in a heartwarming viral video spoke out after her successful heart transplant surgery, saying: "I felt more alive.""It’s so much better than my other heart," Sofia Sanchez, 11, said in an…... Read More

Dancers with disabilities slay in jaw-dropping video

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- They call it "rehability": the intersection of rehabilitation and ability. We call it "slaying."No matter what you call it, prepared to get inspired by a video created by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They paired former patients and campers with Mary Free…... Read More

Yogurt: A good source of vitamins, minerals…and sugar

(NEW YORK) -- New research published in the British Medical Journal today reminds us that it might be time to scrutinize our yogurt labels more closely.Yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamins like B2 and B12. It also can contain live lactic-acid producing bacteria that falls under…... Read More

The LPGA is one of the only women's leagues to provide league-wide child care for its players

(NEW YORK) -- Like most expectant parents, Sydnee Michaels was overcome with emotions, questions and fears when she found out she was pregnant.But one thing she wasn't worried about? Having proper child care once she returned to work.The 30-year-old has been playing on the LPGA Tour since 2012 and became…... Read More