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US opioid-related deaths have quadrupled in past 18 years, affecting young adults and northeast the most: Report

(NEW YORK) -- A new study details the destructive nature of opioids, reporting that the number of opioid-related deaths in the U.S. has more than quadrupled in the past 18 years.All told, there were 351,5630 people who died as a result of opioid-related deaths between 1999 and 2016, according to…... Read More

WATCH: Girl with cerebral palsy filled with joy as she takes some of her first steps

(NEW YORK) -- One of the first moments in which a girl with cerebral palsy walks on her own was captured on video, which shows the 10-year-old in pure joy. Birkley, 11, has cerebral palsy and is nearly deaf, but her mom, Tamra Logan, told ABC News' Good Morning America…... Read More

Imaginative photos help special needs babies defy the impossible

(NEW YORK) -- For a photography series called the Precious Baby Project, which features children with special needs in imaginative settings, photographer Angela Forker often incorporates tubes or other “accessories,” as she lovingly calls them, into the flat-lay photography designs.The results are amazing and otherworldly scenes that seem to spring…... Read More

DOJ and SEC are investigating Johnson & Johnson over asbestos-related claims in its baby powder

(NEW YORK) -- The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Johnson & Johnson regarding alleged asbestos contamination in its baby powder.The New Jersey-based pharmaceuticals and consumer goods giant said that it is cooperating with the government inquiries and that it has been subpoenaed.The investigations were revealed…... Read More

Four women who look alike discover they're sisters after DNA test: Report

(NEW YORK) --  Four women who were drawn to each other because of how similar they look have discovered they are sisters through DNA testing.Shannon Holley Nicoll, 49, and Rachelle Arthur Dyer, 53, met for the first time at a Kenny Chesney concern in 2010 after years of their mutual…... Read More

Pinterest blocks vaccination searches to avoid spreading anti-vaccination information

(NEW YORK) -- Pinterest, known for its inspiration on everything from cooking to party ideas and workouts, has been blocking vaccination-related searches for the past year.The search engine confirmed the policy after it was first reported Thursday in the Wall Street Journal. Searches related to vaccines and vaccination fall under…... Read More

Fellow firefighters play stork to deliver adopted baby

(BALTIMORE) -- A baby boy was delivered to his adoptive parents in the most memorable way possible: with firetrucks, firefighters and the surprise of a lifetime.Mike Faherty and his wife Karen Faherty had been in the process of adopting a baby for some time, Lieutenant Erik Kornmeyer of the Anne…... Read More

Want to attend the 'Game of Thrones' final season premiere? Get ready to bleed for it

(NEW YORK) --  The show that brought you the Red Wedding is now offering you the chance to attend its final season premiere... if you open a vein.Game of Thrones is teaming up with the Red Cross to allow some lucky fans to attend the world premiere of the show's…... Read More

Babies born weeks apart after mom, surrogate get pregnant at same time

(CYPRESS, Texas) -- A couple expecting a baby via surrogate welcomed not one, but two children after a mom became pregnant in addition to her surrogate."I was told that I was never able to get pregnant," Andrea Valentine of Cypress, Texas, told ABC News' Good Morning America. "It makes me…... Read More

FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson ketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression

BY: DR. THERESA SCOTT(NEW YORK) -- Ketamine is often used in hospitals as an anesthetic, but it’s also well known as a street drug. Now, an expert panel wants to convince the Food and Drug Administration that ketamine may help treat severe depression when no other drugs work.Tests for ketamine…... Read More

'Young blood' treatments to stop aging, disease are a 'significant public health concern': FDA

(NEW YORK) -- It sounds like science fiction, but some companies are promoting the infusion of “young blood” into older people. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has gone on the record saying there is no evidence that these treatments have any effect on signs of aging or diseases, and…... Read More