Firefighters and lifeguards form human chain to rescue swimmer

(CAPE MAY, N.J.) -- Lifeguards and rescuers in Cape May, New Jersey, formed a human chain in the water to save a swimmer on Friday.

Eyewitnesses said there were originally three victims, but al... Read More

Mom responds to backlash about her baby's cheeseburger-filled photo shoot

(NEW YORK) -- Lauren Ashcraft is refusing to let online shamers get her down after she did a cheeseburger-themed photo shoot with her “adorably chunky” son, Liam.

Liam was only 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, so she wanted to docu... Read More

Survey: Parents link concussion with football, but ignore other contact sports

(NEW YORK) -- New research from a statewide survey in Arizona may hold true for the rest of the country. Parents seem to understand that football can cause serious concussions, which in turn could cause serious long-term neurological damage. But they... Read More

Scientists tout positive findings in peanut allergy pill study

(NEW YORK) -- A new study may spell hope for millions who suffer from peanut allergies.

Scientists in Australia are reporting successful preliminary trials for a pill filled with a mix of probiotics and tiny amounts of peanut to build toleranc... Read More

New study offers hope for early Lyme disease diagnosis

(NEW YORK) -- Researchers may now be able to detect Lyme disease in its earliest stages and differentiate it from other tick-borne ailments with similar symptoms, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational M... Read More

'Healthy Living for Summer': Travel tips for eating smart and staying active

(NEW YORK) -- It can be easy to overindulge while traveling, but that may lead to feelings of regret once the vacation is over. How can we travel in a way where we maintain our balance and health.
In the eighth episode of ABC News' "Healthy Liv... Read More

Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know

(ATLANTA) -- Cholera has infected half a million people in the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen so far this year, according to a statement released this week by the World Health Organization -- and
an estimated 2,000 of those people have already ... Read More

Study finds those who are 'fat but fit' still have increased risk of heart disease

(NEW YORK) -- A new study published in the European Heart Journal Monday finds that being overweight increases your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you are otherwise considered healthy, destabilizing the common conception that someon... Read More

How animal behavior may change when the total solar eclipse darkens skies

(NEW YORK) -- Animals across the country may react strangely on Monday as the first total solar eclipse to traverse the sky above the continental United States in decades takes place, experts say.

"In total solar eclipses, there are observ... Read More

Mom refuses brain tumor trial to save unborn baby

(WYOMING, Mich.) -- Carrie Deklyen is currently 21 weeks pregnant and on a ventilator and feeding tube. Her family says she chose to delay her own treatments for a life-threatening tumor to save her unborn baby. Now, they wait.

Deklyen, 37... Read More

Man drives himself to hospital after nail pierces his heart

(PESHTIGO, Wisc.) -- A Wisconsin man is lucky to be alive after a nail pierced his heart during a construction accident.

While building a frame for a fireplace seven weeks ago, Doug Bergeson was holding a nail gun and accidentally fired a ... Read More