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More moms are buying 'black-market' baby formula, but should they?

(NEW YORK) -- Search "black-market baby formula" in Google's shopping search engine and among the top results will be brands including Holle and HiPP -- European baby formulas.For most moms, feeding baby formula comes down to a decision between the U.S. big brands such as Similac or Enfamil. They're sold…... Read More

FDA approves 'miracle' treatment for cystic fibrosis

(WASHINGTON) -- "Imagine waiting 28 years for a miracle, and then it suddenly happens."That's how Gunnar Esiason, a 28-year-old graduate student at Dartmouth College, described the approval of Trikafta, a new drug for cystic fibrosis.Esiason has been living with CF since 1993, and, in an interview with ABC News, said…... Read More

In dramatic turn, Biogen seeks FDA approval for experimental Alzheimer's drug

(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- In a surprising turnaround, Biogen Inc. announced Tuesday it would seek approval for an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment from the Food and Drug Administration.The announcement comes as a shock because Biogen killed studies of the same drug, known as aducanumab, in March of this year on the grounds…... Read More

Shortage of critical cancer drug forcing some children to go without

(NEW YORK) -- When 4-year-old Milo Sligh, of Charleston, South Carolina, was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia the word "cancer" was frightening, but the prognosis was hopeful, according to his mother, Marisa.The diagnosis of a childhood cancer is a life-changing and highly emotional experience for families and the affected…... Read More

What to say to someone who's had a miscarriage

(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage, or the loss of a pregnancy, is disturbingly common -- so much so, that if you haven't had one, you likely know someone who has.Though it's impossible to say how many pregnancies end in miscarriage, as many occur before a woman knows she's expecting, the Mayo…... Read More

4th death in Legionnaire's outbreak tied to NC state fair

(FLETCHER, N.C.) -- Four people have died from a Legionnaire's outbreak tied to a hot tub display at a North Carolina state fair, according to state health officials.In addition to the deaths, North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services reported 133 cases of Legionnaire's and eight cases of Pontiac…... Read More

Baby who weighed less than 1 pound at birth heads home after 150 days

(PHOENIX) -- Four-month-old Kallie Bender's life has been full of firsts.There was her first bottle. Her first bath in a "big girl" tub. The first time she could fit into newborn clothes.Those might seem like typical milestones for any newborn, but for this baby, born at just 25 weeks gestation…... Read More

Study finds two-thirds of moms aren’t following steps to prevent infant deaths

(NEW YORK) -- Most new parents have, at one point or another, heard about safe sleep practices to help reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).But a new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds that up to two-thirds of moms aren’t following these steps to prevent infant…... Read More

Celebrity nanny offers tips to help parents tackle temper tantrums

(NEW YORK) -- From the “Terrible Twos” to “Threenagers,” parents of toddlers are all too familiar with tantrums.But what if there were ways to help stop them before they start?Watch the video below to hear tips from celebrity nanny Connie Simpson on how to prevent kids from throwing tantrums and…... Read More

A quarter of US health care spending is waste, report says

(NEW YORK) -- The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported that U.S. health care spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 3.9% increase from 2016.But those increases in spending don’t necessarily translate to better care, because there is a tremendous amount…... Read More

27-year-old New York City mom dies after going into hospital to have cyst removed

(NEW YORK) -- A young New York City mother died at a local hospital after going in for what was meant to be a simple procedure, according to her family and their attorney.Rosemary Abreu, 27, went to Lincoln Hospital, in the Bronx, to have a cyst in her left thigh…... Read More