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Girl gives bald American Girl dolls to young cancer patients

(ALPHARETTA, Ga.) -- An 11-year-old is spreading smiles by delivering bald American Girl dolls to kids fighting cancer.With help from her mom, Bella Fricker, 11, of Alpharetta, Georgia, raises money to buy the dolls and delivers them to hospitalized patients. "I'm very proud of her," mom Valerie Fricker told ABC…... Read More

New medication could help moms with postpartum depression

BY: DR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ(NEW YORK) -- For most mothers a new baby is the most wonderful thing in the world. But for one in nine new mothers, that joy can be rapidly diminished by the crippling menace of postpartum depression (PPD).Zulresso (brexanolone), a new medication from Sage Therapeutics, may help.…... Read More

15-pound newborn baby girl a 'double miracle'

(ELMIRA, N.Y.) -- There's so much about Harper Buckley to love.The 15-pound baby born on March 12 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York, is a "double miracle," her mom told "Good Morning America."Joy and Norman Buckley struggled to conceive."I was only ever given a 15 percent chance…... Read More

Apple Watch can help doctors diagnose atrial fibrillation, researchers say

BY: DR. LEILA HAGHIGHAT(NEW YORK) -- Last year, Ed Dentel’s Apple Watch informed him that he had an irregular heartbeat. It was right, and potentially saved his lifeNow scientists are revealing the research behind the innovative technology. Their study, funded by Apple, Inc., was presented at a conference of the…... Read More

Doctor shares his top five foods to eat to help fight disease

(NEW YORK) -- The age-old saying goes "you are what you eat," but one doctor is out with a new book that is taking that notion a step further, arguing that some foods you eat can help you beat disease. Dr. William Li talked about his new book, Eat to…... Read More

Toddler undergoes open-heart surgery to put a 'winter coat' inside her heart

(WINFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois toddler Eloise Hoffman is all set for the cold weather after a "winter coat" was placed inside her heart during surgery when she was just a few days old."I like to tell people that she's got a little winter coat in there, keeping her heart warm,"…... Read More

Educational and social disparities in women with male twins: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Does it matter if your twin is a male or a female? Maybe.Researchers from the Norwegian School of Economics, Northwestern University and Emory University looked at what happens if a female shares a womb with a male twin.The results are surprising.They found that 30 years or more…... Read More

Aspirin: The controversy and new guidelines

(NEW YORK) -- Aspirin -- is it safe to take? Cardiologists have recently put out new guidelines recommending that a person’s risk of life-threatening bleeding should be factored into their decision whether or not to start taking aspirin to prevent a first-ever heart attack or stroke. These guidelines, published in…... Read More

Blue-light-blocking glasses are gaining in popularity: Here's everything you should know about them

DR. AMRIT K. KAMBOJ (NEW YORK) -- If you’ve recently gone shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, there’s a chance you may have come across some blue-light-blocking glasses, which seem to be everywhere, from online to brick-and-mortar optical stores. The reason behind their popularity may be that more people…... Read More

Mitt Romney was sick when he blew out candles: Does that help avoid spread of germs?

DR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) -- Happy birthday, even if it’s not today! Whether you go for traditional candles, sparklers or those tricky ones you can’t blow out, birthday candles are a ubiquitous part of celebrations — something you might’ve been reminded of earlier this week when Sen. Mitt Romney…... Read More

Mentally tiring work linked to type 2 diabetes in women: Study

DR. LINDA DROZDOWICZ (NEW YORK) -- “This job is killing me!”We’ve all said this at least once of frustration, but a new study out of France published in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that mentally tiring work may be making people — specifically women — sick. The study was…... Read More

EPA bans public sale of paint stripper connected to accidental deaths

(WASHINGTON) --  The Environmental Protection Agency will ban consumer sales of paint strippers that contain an ingredient that has caused dozens of accidental deaths.Families of people who have died after inhaling paint strippers that contain methylene chloride and chemical safety advocates have called for the products to be banned because…... Read More

Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

mystery for decades.Investigators worked to identify the girl, who became known as Jane "Annie" Doe, but were unsuccessful.But thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy, officials have finally discovered who she was -- Anne Marie Lehman.Now they're determined to learn how she died.The mystery dates back to August 1971, when Lehman's…... Read More

Girl Scouts fight to install menstrual hygiene locker in their school bathrooms

(NEW YORK) -- A group of Girl Scouts in western Ohio fought to put a locker for menstrual hygiene products in their school restrooms, and even used some of the money they made from selling cookies to fund it."We never really set out to really change the world with our…... Read More