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Does chiropractic care help with lower back pain?

(NEW YORK) -- About 1 in 5 Americans endure lower back pain, and adding chiropractic treatments to one's usual medical care may help relieve it, at least a little, according to a study done with military personnel.

Musculoskeletal disorders ar... Read More

How to enjoy public pools this summer and avoid the pesky bacteria lurking in the water

(NEW YORK) -- The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is quickly approaching. Local pools and water parks will beckon. While most people will be fine, there’s a health risk you should be aware of if you decide to take a dip in a public or... Read More

Boy with Down syndrome shows off epic dance moves after hitting home run

(NEW YORK) -- This young baseball player was so excited about hitting a home run, he celebrated with some sweet dance moves!

Billy, who has Down syndrome, plays in the "League of YES," a Long Island, New York-based organization whose missi... Read More

Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Over half of the tobacco smoke consumed by young American smokers is inhaled through hookahs, and more must be done to specifically curb this kind of smoking, a new study published in the British Medical Journal Thursday found.
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Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown

(NEW YORK CITY) --  Federal investigators have yet to determine the source of the ongoing E.coli outbreak that has so far left 172 people sick after eating romaine lettuce, but they have one glimmer of hope: lettuce wilts.

The fact th... Read More

Experimental vaccine approved for use against Ebola virus in Congo

(BRAZZAVILLE, Congo) -- As the deadly Ebola virus rises again in central Africa, health officials have decided to try a different approach to fight back.

At least 19 deaths have been tied to the current outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democ... Read More

US Surgeon General helps sick passenger on flight

(ATLANTA) -- A Delta flight crew waiting to take off Wednesday was hoping to have a doctor on board who could help with a medical emergency.

It turned out there was: the U.S. Surgeon General himself.

Dr. Jerome Adams said on Read More

Ohio teacher to donate kidney to 10-year-old girl

(REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio) -- A 10-year-old girl in Ohio is receiving the gift of life from a fourth-grade teacher at her school.

Alana Brown said she and her daughter, Eva, are beyond grateful to Tanya Thomas, a teacher at Slate Ridge Elementar... Read More

Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants

(NEW YORK) -- One way that Kim Kardashian West earns money is by promoting products on Instagram, but this time, some say she's gone too far.

The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a spo... Read More

Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have permanent effects and the risk of having another stroke is high, especially in the first few months afterwards.

But there may be a way to help reduce that risk further, by a... Read More

What parents and educators should know about the 2nd season of '13 Reasons Why'

(NEW YORK) -- When “13 Reasons Why” premiered last year on Netflix, the series quickly drew controversy for its storyline centering on a high school student who commits suicide.

Schools sent warning letters to parents, and suic... Read More

Beloved teacher who suffered stroke in classroom credits students for saving his life

(MILFORD, Mass.) -- He may have been scared in the moment, but Milford High School senior William Pointer said it didn't stop him from jumping into action when he noticed his teacher needed medical help.

"I was terrified," said Pointer, 18... Read More

Should we be concerned with second-hand pot smoke, especially around children?

(NEW YORK) -- Is there such a thing as second-hand pot smoke? We know second-hand tobacco smoke is bad -- so bad that multiple public health interventions have led to decreased cigarette use overall. As cannabis use becomes more popular -- and legal ... Read More

Man whose blood saved over 2.4 million babies donates for the last time

(SYDNEY) -- An Australian man credited with saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies with his blood made his final donation Friday, according to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

James Harrison, nicknamed “the man with the g... Read More