More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastrointestinal illness over the past week, ... Read More

Sweet dad shaves his head so daughter diagnosed with alopecia feels loved

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn't love herself because she didn't have hair, he decided to show her how unimportant hair really is.

Dave Sylvaria's wife, Ch... Read More

Hospitals offer 'gentle' C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape

(NEW YORK) -- When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even though she had a cesarean section.

“You're carrying this baby for nine months... Read More

Fast food employee comes to the rescue of diabetic woman at drive-thru window

(AMARILLO, Texas) -- Texas resident Rebecca Boening was driving on Dec. 8 when she felt her blood sugar level dropping.

Boening, who is diabetic, began "sweating and shaking," she told ABC News.
"My heart was racing, whic... Read More

Chicago Boy, 4, sharing gift of books with others after reading 100 in a day

(CHICAGO) -- A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live.

Caleb Green committed himself to reading 100 different books last Saturday, inc... Read More

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

(PARIS) -- Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his government are trying to... Read More

FDA warns not to consume the raw dough in your Christmas cookies

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway.

While the potential risks of consuming raw eggs have are widely known, the FDA's ne... Read More

10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in California wildfires gets snowboard lessons from US Paralympian

(BRECKENRIDGE, Co.) -- A 10-year-old double amputee who lost everything in the California wildfires learned how to snowboard from a Paralympic medalist who is also an amputee.

Lilly Biagini, of Santa Rosa, California, spent last week hitti... Read More

Family fights to find a cure after 2 children are diagnosed with fatal genetic disease

(NEW YORK) -- A couple from New York are pleading for the public's help to raise awareness and funds in order to find a cure after two of their children were diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic disease.

"They're beautiful babies, they'... Read More

Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research

(IPSWICH, Mass.) -- From selling shoelaces to lemonade stands and bake sales, the community of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has been rallying hard to raise $1 million by the end of 2017 for sixth-grader Talia Duff.

Talia has Charcot-Marie-Tooth... Read More

Virginia warning families the state's CHIP program may 'shut down'

(NEW YORK) --  Virginia is now the latest state to start informing families enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that their coverage will be terminated unless Congress reauthorizes the popular health insurance program... Read More