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How 'two kind strangers' on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

(NEW YORK) -- TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man's life. When Alex Griswold shared a video on TikTok about married life with his nearly 500,000 followers last December,…... Read More

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

(NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds. The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor."At 350 pounds there were a lot of things I couldn’t do, simple things that people don’t have to think…... Read More

2-year-old missing half a heart gets surprise 'snow day' after missing family trip

(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old girl who was too sick to attend her family's winter vacation just got a surprise "snow day" from her neighborhood's first responders. Quinn Walker was born in 2017 missing the left side of her heart. She's had two open heart surgeries and is scheduled for…... Read More

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials said Friday.Starting Friday, travelers passing through San Francisco International, New York's…... Read More

Flu shot isn't an exact match, but you should still get it

(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say. "The influenza vaccine protects against various strains, three or four, depending on which vaccine you receive," said Dr. William…... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department. Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department of Health to stop distributing them, spokeswoman Jenny Johnson, of the…... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017, a 12% increase, according to the study published…... Read More

Already forgot your New Year's resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die.Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for resolutions to slowly fade away.If you find yourself in that grind, it's not too…... Read More

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that's sickened dozens in China

(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to be traveling."Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are…... Read More

Women's blood vessels age faster than men's: Study

(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that vascular disease and cardiovascular risk in women lags behind men by up to…... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their reproductive system -- especially as they age.Just like aging is visible outside of your body,…... Read More