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Breast cancer disparities: Black women more likely than white women to die from breast cancer in the US

BY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA (NEW YORK) -- For Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, tennis star Serena Williams went topless in a music video, singing the song "I Touch Myself" while covering her breasts with her hands. It was all to remind women about the importance of regular self-check breast…... Read More

EPA scientist on leave says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government's push to prevent lead from harming children's health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency who was recently placed on leave for what the agency called serious allegations.The scientist, Ruth Etzel, said the U.S. effort to stop children from being…... Read More

Fatal police shootings 40% more likely in states with higher gun ownership

BY. DR. TAMBETTA OJONG (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Constitution’s second amendment gives us the “right to bear arms,” but what if having a gun for protection is actually putting you more at risk of harm? A new study finds that a person’s chances of being involved in a fatal…... Read More

Screen time overload: How media multitasking can affect our impressions of new people

BY. COLETTE POOLE-BOYKIN (NEW YORK) --  In the 21st Century, multiple media devices, such as smartphones, computers and television, constantly compete for our attention. Using them all at once is known as media multitasking, and it forces our brains to work overtime to process all the information — often inefficiently.…... Read More

Hurricane Michael, other disasters can take lasting toll on children's mental health

BY: DR. COLETTE POOLE-BOYKIN(NEW YORK) -- Windows boarded and emergency plans in place, with gallons of water and canned goods stocked. As people who are rushing to prepare for an impending natural disaster check items on to-do lists, it is possible to overlook a less visible need -- the mental…... Read More

Tech addiction clinic in India treating its first Netflix-related case

(NEW YORK) -- A mental health institute in India admitted its first patient for Netflix addiction.The 26-year-old man is being treated by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, a professor at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences in Bengaluru, who said the man was watching Netflix to obtain a "feeling…... Read More

'The View' hosts get candid about 'going through it' on World Mental Health Day

(NEW YORK) -- On World Mental Health Day, "The View" co-hosts had an open conversation about their own experiences and discussed the role of social media in the growing mental health crisis.Meghan McCain spoke about working through the death of her father in August, on her third day back at…... Read More

Six ways to prioritize your mental health

(NEW YORK) -- In a year that has taken us from the #MeToo movement to the Supreme Court nomination fight to mass shootings and more — not to mention the stressors of our own daily lives — it's clear that we could all be better by taking time to care…... Read More

Acute flaccid myelitis partially paralyzes children in Minnesota

BY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG(NEW YORK) -- Recently making headlines is a rare complication occurring from some viruses called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). It affects the spinal cord and causes partial paralysis.There were three new cases of suspected AFM reported in children on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The children are being…... Read More

29-year-old chef with terminal cancer describes how she plans to live out her final days

(NEW YORK) -- You may know Fatima Ali from her time on "Top Chef," but after a candid, witty and heartbreaking essay she recently penned for Bon Appetit, you'll quickly realize that the best way to describe this New York City chef isn't as a TV star, but with words…... Read More

Second person dies from allergic reaction after allegedly eating food at Pret a Manger in the UK

(NEW YORK) -- A second person believed to have died from an allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger product has been identified as 42-year-old dental nurse Celia Marsh.Marsh died at Royal United Hospital in Bath, England, after allegedly ingesting a dairy product in a “super-veg rainbow flatbread” on…... Read More