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High levels of cancer-causing chemical found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes: Study

(NEW YORK) -- The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes and now a study from Duke University raises serious health concerns for people using mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette products: a potentially cancer-causing chemical in some of the e-cigarette liquids.The study details high…... Read More

Video experiment tracking the lives of pre-teens shows confidence dips as kids age

(NEW YORK) -- “I feel less confident than five years ago because now there’s a lot more pressure with what you wear, or even academically.”“Five years ago I was steadily confident in what I was doing and now … it kind of changes but mostly depending on what I look…... Read More

Sophia Bush raises awareness to help end period poverty for young women in the US

(NEW YORK) -- When actress and activist Sophia Bush learned that nearly one in five girls in the United States are estimated to have missed school due to a lack of period products, she was aghast."So many girls lose out on their opportunity to get educated because they live in…... Read More

New study reveals what's behind the shrinking black-white cancer mortality gap

(NEW YORK) -- It's been a topic addressed by Democratic presidential candidates Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker: racial disparities in health care. A new study reveals that in at least one area of health, that disparity is starting to change.The disparity in cancer mortality rates between black…... Read More

International team sends life-saving insulin to a remote island via drone

(NEW YORK) -- An international team of scientists and health care workers have completed the world's first drone insulin delivery -- dropping off the life-saving medicine to a remote island in Ireland.Spearheaded by researchers at the National University of Ireland, Galway, the team oversaw the takeoff and landing of a…... Read More

New single pill combines blood pressure and cholesterol medicines

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Two medicines for high blood pressure, another two to lower cholesterol – what if you could take just one pill for all of them? That new all-in-one medication, also known as a polypill, worked just as well to prevent and treat elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol,…... Read More

Bipartisan bill proposes banning flavored e-cigarettes amid vaping crisis

(WASHINGTON) -- As public health concerns over vaping continue to build, two congressmen are introducing bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the habit, especially among underage users.The move comes as the Trump administration has proposed banning all flavored e-cigarettes and at least two states -- New York and Michigan -- have…... Read More

How to best protect against the flu this season

(NEW YORK) -- Some experts have already predicted a severe flu season so it's time to take the proper health precautions and understand the best ways to protect against the virus. ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighed in on Good Morning America to share her take on…... Read More

Two dads welcome two babies born nine days and hundreds of miles apart

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Newborns Luka Arison Luo and Emilia Arison Luo are siblings who arrived in the world nine days and more than 300 miles apart earlier this month.The babies, who share the same biological mother, were birthed by two different surrogate women and share two dads who spent nearly…... Read More

Mosquito-borne virus threat grows with new Michigan cases

(NEW YORK) -- Michigan health officials amped up their warning about a rare mosquito-borne virus Tuesday, after the state's Department of Health and Human Services confirmed four new cases of Eastern equine encephalitis disease (EEE). Two of the state's seven cases so far this year were fatal."Michigan is currently experiencing…... Read More

A doctor joined an app popular with teens to teach about the dangers of vaping

(ROBBINSDALE, Minn.) -- One doctor has found a foothold with the trendy social media platform TikTok to try and appeal to teens in hopes of discouraging e-cigarette use. Dr. Rose Marie Leslie, a family medicine resident at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital, has taken a new approach to…... Read More