Pope visits Italy's south to honor popular saint, Padre Pio
Pope Francis has journeyed to southern Italy to honor a wildly popular saint, Padre Pio
Drug-related deaths are up more than 600 percent over 35 years, study shows
It’s been a grim 35 years in the battle against substance abuse, according to a new analysis. Overall, the study found the rise was more than 600 percent in deaths related to drug use in the U.S., between 1980 to 2014 -- including substance abuse, self-harm and interpersonal violence. The findings
Breast cancer testing may need to be tailored by race: Study
When should women receive their first mammograms? The widely accepted current guideline says age 50. But that might not be early enough for some ethnic groups, according to new research. A Harvard-based study published today shows that a higher percentage of Asian, Black and Hispanic women are
Walt Disney Co. commits more than $100M to bring comfort to children and their families in hospitals
Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Co., today announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe.
4-year-old with inoperable brain tumor receives hundreds of books for 'Lena's Library'
When a New Jersey family found out their 4-year-old daughter had brain cancer with months to live, they channeled her strength and found a unique way to bring her happiness during her difficult battle: they asked for donations of books for "Lena's library." "Lena's strength inspires me to be
Even moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of certain cancers, experts warn
Consuming alcoholic beverages, even in moderation, may increase your risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new statement released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "People typically don't associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of
More cancer patients now have health insurance because of health law
The Affordable Care Act has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of adults with cancer who lacked health insurance, new research shows. But whether future changes to this law could reverse the trend remains to be seen. “We wanted to understand what the ACA did, especially for vulnerable
Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later
This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she's also a former patient there. Teacher snaps
3-year-old newly diagnosed with leukemia gets hospital birthday, despite Hurricane Irma
A Florida hospital celebrated a new patient's birthday, despite Hurricane Irma. Willow Stine's family learned she had leukemia two days before the storm hit, on the same day as her third birthday, her mom Jennifer Newman told ABC News. Newman stayed at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St.
'I felt like the monster was chasing us:' Woman speaks out after 11 people in her family get breast cancer
A Pennsylvania woman has made it her mission to raise awareness for the devastation that breast cancer can cause after 11 women in her family -- including herself -- have been diagnosed with the disease. "I felt like the monster was chasing us and now it's close. I'm thinking to myself, 'I may be