By ABC News

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 »

By ABC News

Apr 14, 2014 3:15pm

Why Your Spouse May Be ‘Hangry’ for a Fight

By Alok Patel, MD It may be that domestic arguments are an unavoidable part of matrimony. For some couples, however, the answer lies not with a marriage counselor, but with a visit to the kitchen. Hunger could be the sinister culprit behind your argument, according… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Apr 12, 2014 6:24am

Illinois Health Dept Takes Man With Tuberculosis to Court

Officials in Illinois say a man infected with tuberculosis has been ordered by the county court to remain quarantined in his home for at least six weeks and be fitted with an ankle monitor. Julie Pryde, the  administrator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, said… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 11:30am

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Gets Poignant Hospital Visit From Boyfriend

After cuddling with her sister in the hospital earlier this week, India Brainard got another special hospital visitor Thursday: her boyfriend. India, who is 15 and has cerebral palsy, underwent grueling surgery earlier this year in Boston, where she spent 57 days in the hospital…. Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 9, 2014 7:19pm

Focus on the Fit, Less on the Fat, Doctor Advises

Roger Juneau, 61, had a heart attack 20 years ago and now, at 191 pounds, he’s still overweight. But his doctor has advised him not to worry about shedding the pounds. “Fat isn’t always the devil,” said Dr. Carl Lavie, a New Orleans cardiologist who… Read More »

Apr 9, 2014 5:49pm

Dove’s Latest Ad Entails Tricking Women to Wear Fake Beauty Patches

Dove may have struck advertising gold last year with its “Real Beauty Sketches” ad, but not everyone is praising its latest attempt at a viral video in which women were given beauty patches for two weeks as part of an experiment and then told the… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 9, 2014 2:37pm

Personal Cancer Cures? All About Cancer Genomics in 9 Tweets

By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit Imagine a world in which tumors came with step-by-step instructions of how they could be destroyed. This sounds like a far-fetched concept but it is closer to becoming reality thanks to the growing field of cancer genomics…. Read More »

Apr 9, 2014 12:07pm

Oklahoma Baby Giraffe Dies During Surgery

The Oklahoma City Zoo is mourning the loss of a baby giraffe that died during surgery to fix a fatal birth defect. The 8-foot-tall “baby,” named Kyah, had an abnormal blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus that blocked solid food from her stomach. Surgeons at Oklahoma State University’s… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Apr 9, 2014 10:21am

8-Year-Old MSU Super Fan ‘Princess Lacey’ Dies of Cancer

An 8-year-old basketball fan who captured the hearts of the Michigan State University Basketball team, has died as a result of her advanced cancer. On Wednesday, Lacey Holsworth’s family announced the girl had succumbed to neuroblastoma, a cancer that begins in immature nerve cells.  … Read More »

Apr 8, 2014 5:06pm

Habanero Peppers Trigger Colo. School Closure

School officials in Colorado say six habanero peppers triggered a rash of allergic-like reactions that shut down a Lakewood County public school. Jefferson County Open School was evacuated Monday afternoon when several children on the school’s playground started coughing and complaining of itchy eyes, officials… Read More »