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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI (NEW YORK) — A daily aspirin may have more risks than benefits if you’re over 70, according to a new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Yet aspirin, called a “wonder drug” against heart disease, is taken regularly by about 50 percent of adults nationwide. The […]

GMA Photo Illustration/Getty(NEW YORK) — Helicopter parents may hover and tiger moms may roar, but make room for the lawnmower parent whose approach to child-rearing is generating buzz. In an essay recently published on the site, an anonymous educator calls the parenting style a “troubling trend.” “Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to […]

WCPO-TV(CINCINNATI) — After one family said their baby was sent home with two months to live, neighbors and friends around the world have banded together to create early Christmas for the boy. “We decided to make every day that he has left as amazing as it can be,” Brody’s sister McKenzie Allen, 21, told ABC […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Addiction has taken an immeasurable toll on millions of American families. Over the past several years, there has been a sharp increase in drug overdoses deaths in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic . Experts and public officials have tried to determine who is responsible and what can be done . […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Hurricane Florence pummels towards the Carolinas and neighboring states, many residents are bracing for what officials are calling “the storm of a lifetime,” and its anticipated catastrophic flooding, storm surge and damaging winds. The impending storm — which is expected to make landfall Friday morning — has prompted mass evacuations in […]

Courtesy Sam Williams(NEW YORK) — The father of an American woman who was attacked by a giraffe on a wildlife reserve in South Africa last week has told ABC News that both his daughter, Katy Williams, and her 3-year-old son, Finn, are recovering well. Jack Standish said he is relieved that Finn could be taken […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A British runner is adding a level to what it means to be a supermom after she stopped during a 106-mile race to breastfeed her baby. Sophie Power of London recently ran the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc event in the Alps between France, Italy and Switzerland. Sixteen hours in, the 36-year-old mom of two […]

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) — The use of e-cigarettes has become an “epidemic” among children, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is taking steps to curtail their use. Fines and warning letters have been issued to e-cigarette retailers, including those that “illegally” sold the popular brand Juul to minors, the FDA announced […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ITALO M. BROWN (NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that within the last year, 14 percent of teenagers have attempted suicide at least once. But while that statistic alone is alarming, the research shows there’s an even larger risk if the teen identifies as another gender. Transgender and nonbinary teens face a […]

FDA(NEW YORK) — Large, cage-free eggs from an Alabama farm are being recalled due to a potential contamination of salmonella after at least 14 people reported feeling ill in a multistate outbreak, according to U.S. officials. “Reported illnesses were confirmed at locations using Gravel Ridge Farm Eggs,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said […]

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