Medical Unit
Apr 18, 2014 2:10pm

NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

An outbreak of mumps among New Jersey college students has highlighted the “weak sister” in the MMR vaccine. At least eight students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken have contracted the contagious virus despite having received two doses of the measles, mumps and… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
Apr 18, 2014 1:54pm

New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping

A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives aims at curbing overzealous photoshopping of models and celebrities in advertisements. Called the “Truth in Advertising Act,” the bill was co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida and Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California…. Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 5:27pm

Children’s Dreams Come True One Picture at a Time

Junaisy Vargas, 6, has a lot of wishes in life — No. 4 seems the most impossible. “I want to be a mermaid. That’s my wish,” she said. Junaisy of Las Vegas has Ewing’s Sarcoma, a bone marrow cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. Most… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 1:21pm

Paralyzed UK Veteran Walks Again With Exo-Skeleton

Kevin Ogilvie thought he would never walk again after he was left paralyzed from the chest-down in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Ogilvie, a member of the Royal Air Force Regiment, was injured when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised… Read More »

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 11:14am

Ill-Advised School Flier Counsels Kids Not to Rat Out Bullies

A Nebraska elementary school has apologized for passing out a flier containing nine questionable rules for dealing with bullies. Rule No. 7 is “Do not tell on bullies.” Josh Mehlin, a parent who has children in the Lincoln Public School District, told ABCNews.com that the… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Medical Unit
Apr 17, 2014 10:01am

Conjoined Twins See Sunlight For the First Time

  A pair of formerly conjoined twins were finally able to go outside and see sunlight for the first time, more than seven months after they had surgery to be separated. Owen and Emmitt Ezell were born joined from their breast bone to hipbone and… Read More »

Medical Unit
Apr 16, 2014 1:45pm

Weird Digital Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

By combining Microsoft Kinect’s motion-capture camera with medical imaging tests, French researchers have created a “digital mirror” that appears to peel back the skin of users and expose their organs. Scientists from the University of Paris-South collected high-resolution images from the Pet scans, X-Rays and… Read More »

Medical Unit
Apr 16, 2014 11:34am

No Shots, No School Amid Ohio Mumps Outbreak

Unvaccinated kids could spend 25 days at home if someone at their school develops mumps – a contagious disease making the rounds in Columbus, Ohio. At least 224 people in Franklin and Delaware counties have contracted the virus, which causes fever, aches and swollen glands…. Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Apr 16, 2014 11:25am

Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets

By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help making decisions about immunization there’s also a lot of conflicting information for them to sift through. Worry over whether… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Apr 15, 2014 10:52am

Pregnancy Weight Has ‘Goldilocks Effect’ on Baby’s Obesity Risk

ABC News’ Dr. Justin Larkin reports: As if pregnant women didn’t have enough to worry about. New research suggests women who gain more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy give birth to kids with an increased risk of childhood obesity. Researchers found that normal-weight… Read More »