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Among teens, transgender boys are most likely to attempt suicide: Study

BY: 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…... Read More

14 people sickened in multistate salmonella outbreak possibly tied to large, cage-free eggs: 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…... Read More

Opioid crisis has New Hampshire primary voters in somber mood

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- While New Hampshire voters are traditionally animated and vocal during campaign season, one issue this year leaves many of them virtually speechless: the opioid crisis.The state is one of the nation's hardest hit by a spiraling American epidemic of narcotic addiction.In recent ABC News interviews with potential…... Read More

9/11 male breast cancer patient: 'We're the forgotten people'

(NEW YORK) -- Jeff Flynn had no idea men could get breast cancer, so “I ignored the symptoms,” he said of a disease commonly associated with women.But the “dreaded” diagnosis came in 2011, 10 years after the then-strategic account manager for EMC Corp., a data storage company, had worked recovering…... Read More

New generation of Asian-American women are fighting to normalize mental health treatment

(NEW YORK) -- When Kristina Wong’s mother told her if anyone finds out she went to therapy she would never be able to get a job, it became crystal clear just how taboo discussions of mental health were in her family.“That made it clear that my joy had a monetary…... Read More

Scientists say they've developed blood test that can detect internal body clock

BY: DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN(NEW YORK) -- Can a blood test tell what time it is in your body? Scientists at Northwestern University think so.In a study published Monday in the medical journal PNAS, researchers reveal that they have invented a new computer algorithm called “TimeSignature” that uses blood sample data…... Read More

Talking with your toddler could boost IQ scores and language skills later: Study

BY: DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ(NEW YORK) -- Talking to children when they're tiny doesn't just teach them speech -- early conversation is linked to better language skills and higher IQ scores when they get to school, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Pediatrics.“By showing that parent-child…... Read More

Medicaid work requirements will cause 'more harm than good': Researchers

By DR. NICKY MEHTANI(NEW YORK) -- The Trump administration early this year started allowing states to require that their Medicaid beneficiaries work and, to date, 11 states have applied for waivers to set such work rules.Medicaid work requirements could promote “better mental, physical and emotional health” and “help individuals and…... Read More

Doctors single out antibiotics with better cure rates for tuberculosis

By DR. JONATHAN STEINMAN(NEW YORK) -- Tuberculosis (TB), a lung disease most often transmitted by breathing infected particles in the air, is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide. An estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016, and about 1.7 million died. The most dangerous type --…... Read More

'She doesn't recognize me': Tony Hawk talks about his mom's Alzheimer’s

(NEW YORK) -- Tony Hawk is a pioneer and legend in the world of skateboarding, but he's also a son and a human being. Hawk, 50, opened up on Thursday about his mother Nancy, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease, which slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking…... Read More

Pretty Big Movement inspires plus-size dancers to slay the dance floor

(NEW YORK) -- In the world of dance, the bodies that usually take center stage are often the slimmer, long-limbed, hourglass figures. However, Pretty Big Movement, a full-figured dance company based in New York City, is here to prove you don’t need to be a size 2 to be a…... Read More

There's really not much proof probiotics work: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers. Yet the scientific community has known little about whether or not they actually work.But this is…... Read More

There's really not much proof probiotics work: Study

BY: DR. NICKY MEHTANI(NEW YORK) -- Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers. Yet the scientific community has known little about whether or not they actually…... Read More

3 out of 4 college students say they're stressed, many report suicidal thoughts: Study

BY: DR. ITALO BROWN(NEW YORK) -- Sending a child off to college is an immense accomplishment for parents, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But teens on campus find a vastly different view of what a college environment is like, including its demands and challenges. A new study…... Read More