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Potentially toxic ‘miracle cure’ touted by fringe ‘church’ is back on FDA's radar

(NEW YORK) -- Reports of health problems from a dangerous so-called “miracle cure” marketed widely online in recent years as a mineral solution known as “MMS” -- whose promoters tout it as a treatment or cure everything from HIV/AIDS and cancer to autism and fibromyalgia –- are back on the…... Read More

New guidelines on prescribing fewer opioids could have massive impact: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Surgeons in Michigan are prescribing fewer opioid medications after operations, but here's the kicker: Their patients are not complaining.A new study further explores whether too many opioids were being given to patients and how new guidelines can help surgeons curb usage without affecting pain relief.In the study,…... Read More

Woman says she was told by doctor to lose weight, then diagnosed with cancer

(LOS ANGELES) -- A California woman who gave birth six months ago says seeking a second opinion after one doctor told her to lose weight may have saved her life.Jen Curran, 38, of Los Angeles, said her blood pressure was high and her OBGYN detected a high amount of protein…... Read More

Three ways to stop the dreaded 'Sunday scaries'

(NEW YORK) -- It's 5:00 on Sunday night and a familiar feeling of dread starts to set in, as the weekend slips away.Sunday scaries, Sunday night blues and Sunday depression are all terms used to describe the anticipatory anxiety for the week ahead.It's a phenomenon that has become commonplace, experienced…... Read More

New product line is helping people embrace their baldness

(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Bamberger was diagnosed with alopecia areata, also known as patchy hair loss, at age 12.By her 15th birthday, as her condition become more severe, Bamberger said she decided to shave her head. "I really wasn't comfortable with my bald head at all," Bamberger told ABC News'…... Read More

FCC proposes 3-digit number, similar to 911, to combat national 'suicide epidemic'

(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to create a new three-digit hotline number, similar to 911, to enable quick access to national suicide prevention resources.In a report sent to Congress earlier this week, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Economics laid…... Read More

Virtual reality may mean real pain relief for hospitalized patients

(NEW YORK) -- For many hospital patients, pain is part of their reality. According to a new study, however, an unreal environment could help. Virtual reality can help.Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tried virtual reality (VR) technology as a new treatment for pain -- and it seemed to work. From…... Read More

Minnesota Dept. of Health says 'severe lung injury' cases might be related to vaping

(SAINT PAUL, Minn.) -- The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is asking health care providers to be on alert for lung diseases related to vaping and e-cigarette use among young adults after a Minnesota hospital reported several “severe” cases. Children’s Minnesota hospital has reported four cases of “severe lung injury”…... Read More

Study: Social media is harmful to teen girls’ mental health

(NEW YORK) -- Teenage girls are affected by social media use more than boys, with the harmful effects being driven by three factors, according to a new study. In girls, frequent use of social media harmed their health by leading to inadequate sleep, inadequate physical activity and exposing them to…... Read More

Surprise medical bills are on the rise: STUDY

BY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER(NEW YORK) -- A new study from Stanford University published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows surprise medical bills – when you visit a hospital and, some time later, get charged a bill – are on the rise.Dr. Eric Sun, lead author of the study and assistant professor…... Read More

What to know about BootySprout, an at-home glute training workout device

(NEW YORK) -- Behold the BootySprout -- the at-home, glute-training device that will soon be taking over your Instagram.The BootySprout is designed to tone your butt by simulating weighted hip thrusts, but without any heavy weights. Ever since Kim Kardashian's infamous Paper magazine cover in 2014, booty workouts have become…... Read More

Dog runs in her wheelchair for first time and can’t control her excitement

(NEW YORK) -- After a dog named Pigeon was in a car accident, her rear legs were left paralyzed and her owner abandoned her.As it happened, the owner of a dog-sitting business in Savannah, Georgia, had just lost a dog who bore a striking similarity to Pigeon. After seeing a…... Read More

FDA warns consumers against drinking Mineral Miracle Solution, says it's 'the same as bleach'

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government is urging the public not to drink a solution that has been touted as a treatment for numerous conditions, including autism and cancer, but which it says is akin to drinking bleach.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned consumers again -- as it…... Read More

New treatments show promise in fight against Ebola

(NEW YORK) -- Two of four experimental treatments being tested in the world's second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients after showing promise in saving lives, scientists and health officials announced Monday. Preliminary findings from a randomized controlled trial that began last November in four Ebola treatment…... Read More