Health

  • Flu vaccine 'patch' may be as effective as flu shot
    Christopher Moore/Georgia Tech(ATLANTA) -- A "painless" patch that delivers the flu vaccine into the skin could offer an alternative to the traditional flu shot. The patch, which has hair-like microneedles on its adhesive side, was tested on humans for the first time. The volunteers said the patch was painless, but some experienced mild side effects […]
  • New app dubbed 'Tinder for Moms' aims to help mothers connect
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Many moms find that making new friends later in life can be just as challenging as dating.A new app called Peanut was created to help connect like-minded mothers and give them the opportunity to form new friendships.Michelle Kennedy, co-founder and CEO of Peanut, says she was inspired to start the app after […]
  • 5 children sickened by 'cloud of chlorine gas' at Florida pool
    Peter Cade/Getty(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Five children were transported to the hospital in Tampa after a malfunction at a local indoor swimming pool caused a concentrated "cloud of chlorine gas" to form, according to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue department.The incident took place at around 7 p.m. on Monday, when authorities responded to a 911 call […]
  • Tales from patients that stand to lose a lot from GOP health bill
    Credit: Joe Merlino(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has decided to postpone a vote on Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, after concluding he does not have the votes to pass the bill this week before the chamber goes on recess for the 4th of […]
  • South Carolina parents shocked by their 14-pound newborn
    Courtesy Arthur Keisler and Cindy Richmond(LEXINGTON, S.C.) -- When Cindy Richmond gave birth to her son, she had no idea he’d break records.Her newborn, Colin Austin Keisler, weighed a whopping 14 pounds.“I make ‘em big,” the proud father, Arthur Keisler, of Lexington, South Carolina, told ABC News. “The room completely changed as soon as they […]
  • Nine senior citizen couples renew their vows at senior care center
    Carolina SeniorCare/Lexington, North Carolina(LEXINGTON, N.C.) -- Love was in the air for nine senior citizen couples who renewed their wedding vows on June 22.The special event was organized by Carolina SeniorCare in Lexington, North Carolina.“It was wonderful seeing my wife walk down the aisle. She was beautiful,” Raymond Clifton told ABC News of his wife, […]
  • Study: Over 80% of parents have made a dosing error when giving medicine to children
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than 80 percent of parents have made at least one dosing error when administering medicine to their young children, according to a new study released on Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The study, called "Pictograms, Units and Dosing Tools, and Parent Medication Errors: A Randomized Study," looked at 491 parents […]
  • Principal challenges students to disconnect from devices, offers $100 incentive
    ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without using any electronic devices, and is promising a reward of $100 -- of her own money -- for each student that completes the challenge."I really want the kids not mindlessly grabbing for the […]
  • Mom credits app with saving baby's life
    Emily Eekhoff(NEW YORK) -- The Iowa mom who credits a cellphone app with helping to save her daughter's life is sharing with other pregnant women what she learned from the near-death experience. Emily Eekhoff was 33 weeks pregnant when she said she noticed her baby's movements had changed. Eekhoff had been a frequent user of […]
  • Grieving dad hears deceased daughter's heart beat in donor recipient
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A grieving Midwestern father stopped in Louisiana this month to hear his deceased daughter's heart beat inside a donor recipient during his cycling trip from Wisconsin to Florida as part of an effort to increase funding for organ donation.Bill Conner of Madison, Wisconsin, decided to go on the 2,000-mile trek after his […]