One mom in the United Kingdom made a split-second decision to take her son to the emergency room after the boy fell and injured himself during a zoo visit — and it turned out to be the right move. In a Facebook post that's gone viral, Alexandra Ruddy ...

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A Catholic high school in Ohio announced this week that it will begin conducting random drug tests in January to help enforce a new policy banning illicit drugs and nicotine. Administrators at Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, sent a letter home to parents Tuesd

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(PHILADELPHIA) — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a

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A rare polio-like disease that has struck at least three Long Island children since a nationwide outbreak began in 2014 typically starts as a common viral infection. For Emma D’Antonio, 8, of Bohemia, it was an ear infection in August 2018. A week later, her left leg started hurting and she stumbled

Ashton Kutcher answered a mom's text for help: He bought running shoes for her son's team
When Monica Gutierrez's son came home from cross country practice concerned about an injured teammate, she knew they needed to help. Her eighth grader wanted to give his old shoes to his friend, who was hurt while running in Converse sneakers. But the two boys don't wear the same shoe size, and Guti   USA Today  
Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find
The findings of a large federal study on bypass surgeries and stents call into question the medical care provided to tens of thousands of heart disease patients with blocked coronary arteries, scientists reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on Saturday. The new study foun   New York Times  
Polio-like disease acute flaccid myelitis hits three kids on Long Island
A rare polio-like disease that has stru++++ck at least three Long Island children since a nationwide outbreak began in 2014 typically starts as a common viral infection. For Emma D’Antonio, 8, of Bohemia, it was an ear infection in August 2018. A week later, her left leg started hurting and she stum   Newsday  
Prostate Cancer Warning: 5 Symptoms You Will Find In Your Pee
Prostate cancer can wreak havoc on men’s health. This is why it is important for men to identify the symptoms of this deadly disease. There are certain signs in your pee that will denote the presence of this deadly disease. The moment that you notice these signs make sure that you bring it to the at   International Business Times  
The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease
Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on Pinterest New research points to concerning links ...   Medical News Today  
Pacific Swimming, Stockton Swim club ordered to pay $1.125 million to sex abuse victim
A San Joaquin County Superior Court jury ruled on Friday that Pacific Swimming, the local association for USA Swimming, and the Stockton Swim Club must pay $1.125 million to a young girl who was sexually abused by her swim coach. The jury, however, found that USA Swimming, the sport’s national gover   Orange County Register  
ER doctor calls for kids to stop vaping, as CDC points to potential culprit behind illnesses
At least 42 people have died as a result of vaping-related illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week as health officials upped the number of confirmed and probable lung injury cases to 2,172 as of Nov. 13. Additionally, for the first time, the CDC identified vitami   Fox News  
White House seeks disclosure of actual healthcare prices
New rules the Trump administration issued Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs. The sweeping changes face stiff pushback from the healthcare industry. A coalition of major hospital   Los Angeles Times  
"Will you be my kidney sista?": Mom battling Lupus gets organ donation from daughter's teacher
Tracy Shearin-Drayton, a preschool teacher and mom from Greensboro, North Carolina, thought she'd have to wait five to eight years to get a kidney transplant. Shearin-Drayton was diagnosed with Lupus in 2009, and in August, she made public plea for a kidney donation, sharing her story with local new   CBS News  
Texas baby born without skin on torso and limbs goes home months after successful procedure
Nearly six months after receiving a treatment devised from his own skin cells, a 10-month-old baby in Texas who was born missing nearly all of his skin has gone home to his family for the first time. Ja’bari Gray, who was released from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on Wednesday, was born with   Fox News