Former President George HW Bush released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia

(HOUSTON) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Texas hospital after receiving treatment for pneumonia.

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital earlier this ... Read More

Mom and six sons cut their hair, donate it to kids in need

(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) -- One family in Cheektowaga, New York donated more than 17 feet of hair to an organization that helps kids in need.

Phoebe Kannisto along with her six sons -- 10-year-old Andre, 8-year-old twins Silas and Emerson, and ... Read More

Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding: 'It saved my life'

(HEARTLAND, Tex.) -- A Texas bride received a life-saving kidney transplant just one week before walking down the aisle.

Anu Philip of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and was married on March 25. The 28-year-old had been di... Read More

Exercise can help offset effects of 'fat gene,' study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. A new study sheds light on how people can counteract the... Read More

Program helping US areas of need get foreign doctors up for renewal this week

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid a brewing debate on the future of America’s health care, a little known program sustaining a pipeline of doctors to underserved communities is set to expire on April 28th.

The program, known as the Conrad 30 Waiv... Read More

Your Body: Nuts and your health

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

The nut business is booming. No doubt you’ve seen those commercials for pistachios, for example. And these bite-sized snacks can pack a powerful nutritional pun... Read More

One woman's story of 'exercise addiction' highlights the consequences

(NEW YORK) -- Since she was in elementary school, Katherine Schreiber, 28, remembers struggling with body issues. Sometimes these feelings were so severe she felt she was "too ugly" to go to class.

Schreiber told ABC News she felt "so self... Read More

Backyard chickens could soon be banned in the nation's capital

(WASHINGTON) -- Backyard chickens might soon be banned from the nation’s capital, if Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to make chicken ownership in the city illegal becomes law.

At a news conference on Thursday, Bowser said she wa... Read More

Artificial 'biobag' womb for extremely premature newborns in testing

(NEW YORK) -- Infants born extremely prematurely face a host of health issues from underdeveloped lungs that can cause chronic lung damage to fragile blood vessels that can cause bleeding in the brain.

For decades, doctors in the neonatal ... Read More

New study links 'emotional feeding' in young children to 'emotional eating' later in life

(NEW YORK) -- There may be a link between the common parenting practice known as "emotional feeding," or using food as a means of comforting or rewarding children, and the development later in life of "emotional eating," or the habit of eating to com... Read More

Your Body: What you need to know about urinary tract infections

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Women are far more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men, statistics show.

UTIs can occur when bacteria travel through the urethra... Read More