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Everything you need to know about Ebola

(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now the most severe in the country's recorded history and ranks the third worst on the African continent.At least 319 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the Central African nation's eastern provinces of…... Read More

Democratic Republic of Congo's current Ebola outbreak worst in country's history, officials say

(NEW YORK) -- The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the worst in the country's recorded history, with 319 confirmed and probable cases, resulting in 198 deaths, the country's health ministry said.Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-fatal type of hemorrhagic…... Read More

FDA plans to restrict sale of flavored e-cigarettes

DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly plans to sharply restrict the sale of most flavored electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in retail stores and gas stations in an effort to decrease the prevalence of vaping. The agency's plans, expected to be announced next week, are…... Read More

As we age our bones get more brittle: What you need to know about falling

(NEW YORK) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs after falling on Wednesday evening. She went home after her fall, but had discomfort throughout the night and was later admitted to the hospital for broken ribs on her left side. This…... Read More

Yoga and meditation practice increases among adults and children in the US: Report

(NEW YORK) -- Yoga and meditation have been shown to provide physical and mental health benefits, and it seems that people are catching on to that fact, as a new report shows that more adults and children have been practicing the two over the last five years.Between 2012 and 2017,…... Read More

Cigarette smoking in the US hits record low, yet 1 in 5 people still use tobacco

(ATLANTA) -- Smoking rates in the United States are the lowest they’ve ever been, yet one in five people still use tobacco products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Smoking rates have dropped by 67 percent since 1965, when the U.S. government first began tracking smoking rates. It…... Read More

The 'winter blues' is real. Here's what you should know about seasonal affective disorder, or SAD

(NEW YORK) -- As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, the feeling of just wanting to crawl in bed and eat some comfort-food carbs is very real for many people.The idea of the “winter blues” is not just something to be dismissed, experts say. It can be a…... Read More

David Beckham surprises young fan born with rare kidney disease in heartwarming video

(LONDON) -- Ella Chadwick is only 11 years old but she is already inspiring young men and women around the globe with her courage in battling a rare kidney disease that she was born with.Despite countless hospitalizations, numerous rounds of dialysis and being diagnosed with diabetes, Ella still managed to…... Read More

Suzy Cameron discusses benefits of plant-based eating in new book

(NEW YORK) -- More than six years ago, Suzy Amis Cameron and her husband, Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron, switched over to a plant-based diet.Now the former actress and model and mother of five is trying to make a plant-based lifestyle more approachable and accessible in her new book,…... Read More

How backpacks contribute to back pain and what you can do to prevent it

BY: DR. TIFFANY YEH(NEW YORK) -- From kindergarten to high school to our first job or a big trip, we carry our lives in our backpacks. But while they’re meant for carrying everything we might need, too often, we include things we don’t. Over time, the strain caused by these…... Read More

Bystanders save man who has heart attack before entering voting booth

(WASHINGTON) -- A poll worker and bystanders helped save a man's life on Tuesday as he waited to vote in the midterm elections in northwest Washington D.C.The 75-year-old man, a custodian at his designated poll site, Barnard Elementary School, was about to enter a voting booth when he experienced cardiac…... Read More

Gluten-free fix? What to know about an experimental treatment that could let celiac disease sufferers eat gluten

(NEW YORK) -- People who suffer from celiac disease must eat a strict, gluten-free diet but a new treatment currently being tested could, if clinical trials work and it's approved, change that.The treatment, called Nexvax2, could change people's immune response to gluten so that it no longer triggers a damaging,…... Read More

Mississippi ranks as 'America's Fattest State'

(NEW YORK) -- Mississippi tips the scales in a ranking of "America's Fattest States" from the number crunchers at WalletHub. The list is based on data relating to three factors: obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness.ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV reports that the Magnolia State topped West…... Read More

How a mirror could transform working out

(NEW YORK) -- Remember the days when you needed to go to the gym to get a workout?We don’t either, and the latest option for an at-home workout is one right out of "The Jetsons."Hannah Bronfman and Sara and Erin Foster are among the influencers and celebrities already using the…... Read More