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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Brandi Owens saw her daughter, Timiyah, running toward her engulfed in flames, she shut down. “I almost just folded. I almost just fell apart. I almost really just lost my mind, looking at my baby on fire,” Owens told ABC News. “Seeing her in flames from her knees to her hair, […]

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. John McCain has decided to discontinue treatment of his brain cancer, his family said Friday. McCain was diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. His family said at the time, “the prognosis was serious.” Below are answers to some common questions about […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bad news for the 2.4 billion people around the world who drink alcohol regularly: There is no level of alcohol that is good for health, according to a new study in the journal The Lancet. Using data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study, newer data analysis methods, […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. ADITI VYAS (NEW YORK) — Despite the huge popularity of coconut oil and many praises it’s received from healthy-eating advocates, a Harvard professor’s scathing criticism of the trend has stirred up a flurry of debate and conversation. At a recent talk at the University of Freiburg, Karin Michels called coconut oil “pure poison” […]

Owlet Baby Care(NEW YORK) — Parents are being cautioned against relying on monitors promising to accurately measure their baby’s vital signs in an attempt to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in light of new research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, administered by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was a terrifying spectacle. From a distance, it looked like a giant pillar of flame had leaped from the sky and consumed Josiah Wiedman. “As we were walking, I got struck … sending me 9 feet into the air, making me bounce on my head and then flip over to my […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) says breastfeeding may be added to the list of ways to reduce the risk of stroke later in life. Several risk factors (such as […]

iStock/ThinkstockBY  DR. RICHA KALRA (NEW  YORK) — Desk partitions are commonly seen as giving employees increased privacy but a new study shows that people may be better off without them. Researchers from the University of Arizona looked at 231 office workers in four different office sites in the state. Employees worked in three different styles […]

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesBY: DR. RYAN GUINNESS (NEW YORK) — It’s back to school season, and a nationwide shortage of the EpiPen is making parents scramble. If you’re the parent of a child with a serious allergy or have serious allergies yourself, the EpiPen can be a life-saving medication. Schools often require two pens to keep […]

Houston Police(HOUSTON) — A former doctor who was convicted of sexually assaulting a patient who was immobilized in her hospital bed will not serve any jail time. Shafeeq Sheikh, who was a medical resident on call at a Texas hospital at the time of the 2013 incident, could have been sentenced to as much as […]

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