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  • High school popularity may not lead to happiness, study finds

    Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although high school students may think popularity is of the utmost importance, a new study found that it may not lead to long-term happiness.What mattered more, according to the study published in the journal Child Development, is whether the teens had close friendships they maintained over time.”Youth … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like Trump’s face seized in Germany

    iStock/Thinkstock(BERLIN) — This Trump trip was a bust. German authorities arrested a father and his teenage son for allegedly carrying bags full of the psychedelic party drug ecstasy that featured President Donald Trump’s likeness, police said in a statement.Five thousand orange tablets with an estimated street value of about $46,000 … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • Severe food allergy cases skyrocketed over the past decade, study finds

    (NEW YORK) — Monkey Business/Thinkstock The number of health insurance claims documenting severe allergic reactions to food has skyrocketed nearly 400 percent over the past decade, according to a study released Tuesday by the nonprofit healthcare organization FAIR Health.The researchers analyzed private insurance claim lines involving the diagnosis of anaphylactic food … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • Special education teacher helps student overcome disability

    iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) —  Greg Carlson has had to overcome learning disabilities throughout his life, but when he met his high school teacher, Megan Gross, learning became a lot easier.“It was always a joy to come in here and she’s just a wonderful teacher because she’s helped me a lot through … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-22
  • Chilean courts ease strict abortion laws in the nation

    Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — BBC News reports Chilean constitutional court have approved a bill that would lessen regulations when it comes to abortions, a ruling that goes against a total ban.The court ruled that abortion is justified in three cases: if the mother’s life is at risk, if they fetus … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-21
  • Firefighters and lifeguards form human chain to rescue swimmer

    Troy Perkins USCG FD(CAPE MAY, N.J.) — Lifeguards and rescuers in Cape May, New Jersey, formed a human chain in the water to save a swimmer on Friday. Eyewitnesses said there were originally three victims, but all were able to make it to shore, according to the Cape May Fire … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Lucky expecting pit bull gets baby shower at the beach

    Gisselle Orozco(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — An expecting pit bull in California had a beachside baby shower that would make any pregnant woman a bit envious.Jesus Suarez and his family threw his dog, Winter, a baby shower last Saturday at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, California.”It was so last-minute, so … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-20
  • Paramedic school graduate helps man choking ahead of internship interview

    Matt Gush/Thinkstock(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Caif) —  A California paramedic school graduate jumped in to help a choking man in a coffee shop where he was awaiting an interview for a nearby ambulance company. William Stewart was with three other former Sacramento State University paramedic students inside Coastal Peaks Coffee in … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-19
  • Richard Simmons argues tabloids knowingly published false information

    Denise Truscello/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the latest legal wrangling over the defamation suit Richard Simmons filed against National Enquirer, Radar Online and their parent company American Media, the alleged source behind the reports that Simmons was transitioning genders said in a signed declaration filed Thursday that he … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Mom responds to backlash about her baby’s cheeseburger-filled photo shoot

    Laura Stennett Photography(NEW YORK) — Lauren Ashcraft is refusing to let online shamers get her down after she did a cheeseburger-themed photo shoot with her “adorably chunky” son, Liam.Liam was only 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, so she wanted to document “how healthy and perfect he was growing,” Ashcraft … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Survey: Parents link concussion with football, but ignore other contact sports

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New research from a statewide survey in Arizona may hold true for the rest of the country. Parents seem to understand that football can cause serious concussions, which in turn could cause serious long-term neurological damage. But they are missing the memo when it comes to the … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study

    MyLoupe/UIG via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A new study may spell hope for millions who suffer from peanut allergies. Scientists in Australia are reporting successful preliminary trials for a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build tolerance to peanut allergies. Study author Dr. … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-17
  • New study offers hope for early Lyme disease diagnosis

    iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Researchers may now be able to detect Lyme disease in its earliest stages and differentiate it from other tick-borne ailments with similar symptoms, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.The new research is creating a buzz within the medical community, … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-17
  • ‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Travel tips for eating smart and staying active

    Image Source White/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It can be easy to overindulge while traveling, but that may lead to feelings of regret once the vacation is over. How can we travel in a way where we maintain our balance and health. In the eighth episode of ABC News’ “Healthy Living for … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-16
  • Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know

    gelmold/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Cholera has infected half a million people in the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen so far this year, according to a statement released this week by the World Health Organization — and an estimated 2,000 of those people have already died from it. Health officials say 5,000 people … read more
    Source: Health News – ABC News RadioPublished on 2017-08-16