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E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

(NEW YORK) — Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written...

CDC Looking into Second Viral Outbreak on Cruise Ship in Two Weeks

(BALTIMORE) — Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to leave Baltimore on its next voyage on Saturday afternoon, but will need approval from the Centers for Disease Control after its last two cruises saw passengers fall ill. During its last trip, which...

Trendy Cleanses for Kids Alarm Doctors

(NEW YORK) — Joanne Heyman and her 17-year-old daughter Emmy are part of a growing trend — sharing a love of organic cleanses that come in flavors like lemon cayenne agave and cashew vanilla cinnamon. The mother-daughter pair from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., are on a...

911 Operator Helps Save Dad’s Life on First Day on the Job

(NEW YORK) — The 911 operator who helped save her father’s life on her first day of work says her “hands froze over her keyboard” when she got the call. Crystal Morrow was four hours into her first shift as a 911 operator in Dekalb County, Ga., in August when she answered a...

Do You Need the Measles Vaccine?

(NEW YORK) — Measles — a disease eliminated from the U.S. more than a decade ago — is making a comeback. At least 21 people in Orange County, Calif., and 20 people in New York City have contracted the virus, which causes flu-like symptoms, a miserable rash and,...

Soldier Flies From Afghanistan to Donate Liver to Grandfather

(DALLAS) — U.S. Army Specialist Ricky Glenn Henderson flew back from Afghanistan  in hopes of donating part of his liver to his dying grandfather. The soldier has been undergoing tests since Wednesday at Baylor  University Medical Center in Dallas to see whether he is a...

Eating Too Much Salt Could Increase Heart Risk in Overweight Teens

(NEW YORK) — A new study finds that overweight or obese teens who consume foods containing high levels of sodium may heighten their risk of other serious medical problems including heart disease. Research presented at a joint meeting of the American Heart Association and...

Matt Damon: ‘Real Opportunity’ to Save People through Clean Water

(LOS ANGELES) — Matt Damon spoke with ABC News’ Cecilia Vega during an interview on This Week about his philanthropic efforts to provide worldwide access to clean drinking water. An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and 780 million lack...

Teen Disabled by Arthritis Gets Hip Replacement at 20

(NEW YORK) — Abdul Moussadda was an active biker, working a summer job as a waiter and getting ready for his first semester of college when he got hit with the flu. Two weeks later, at the age of 19, a sore throat and other horrible symptoms set in. “My joints in my...