Walmart cashier steps in to polish disabled woman's nails when salon refuses

(BURTON, Mich.) -- After one of her regular customers, a woman with a disability that sometimes causes her hands to shake, was refused service at a nearby nail salon, Walmart cashier Ebony Harris decided to help.

Foregoing her break, Harri... Read More

Secondhand smoke poses greater risks for teens: Study

(NEW YORK) --  More than 1.1 billion adults worldwide smoke cigarettes and, though laws that limit public and workplace smoking are lessening the amount of exposure to the public, an estimated 9.6 million U.S. adolescents are exposed to tobacco ... Read More

Living in the city may not be heart healthy: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Heart health may be about more than diet, exercise and stress. According to a new study from the U.K., where we live may change the structure of our hearts.

The team of researchers followed 3,920 people without pre-existing c... Read More

Eight-year-old patient marks end of radiation treatment with gong ceremony

(PITTSBURGH) -- A girl fighting cancer received a sweet send-off by striking a gong to end her radiation treatment.

Kaylee Kruise, 8, is one of many patients who has swung the large mallet in the Radiation Oncology Department at University... Read More

Couple argues that lost frozen embryo was a person, lawsuit states

(BEACHWOOD, Ohio) -- An Ohio couple who lost their fertilized embryo when the tank it was being stored in failed is asking an Ohio court to declare the lost embryo a person, rather than property, Read More

Experts: Try non-drug treatment first to manage dementia

(NEW YORK) -- In dementia, behavioral and psychological symptoms can be challenging for doctors and caregivers to manage.

An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacolo... Read More

Plastic surgeons' group issues new warning over Brazilian butt lift procedure

(NEW YORK) -- As celebrities like Kim Kardashian have made voluptuous backsides in high demand, a group of plastic surgeons have issued a new warning to fellow doctors performing a procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift.

The Brazilian ... Read More

Some new moms opting for postpartum parties, not just baby showers

(NEW YORK) -- "No, thanks -- we don't need anything. We're fine."

It's the reply text that new mamas know all too well. Friends and family are constantly dropping in to meet the babe, and while you're getting the occasional tray of lasagna... Read More

Study finds LGBT youth face tougher time as first offenders


(NEW YORK) -- Teens who get in trouble with the law have high rates of substance abuse and mental health issues, but the problems are even worse for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adolescen... Read More

More than 350 people report getting sick from Ohio Chipotle: Officials

(POWELL, Ohio) -- An Ohio health department has fielded more than 350 inquiries from people possibly getting sick from a Chipotle, officials said Tuesday, raising new concerns of food-borne illness similar to those that plagued the restaurant chain i... Read More

Actor Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease


(NEW YORK) -- In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, actor Alan Alda, 82, revealed that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for three and a half years.

The actor, of M*A*S*H fame,... Read More

A blood test could lead to new treatments for depression

(NEW YORK) -- Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering from this mental illness, according to the World Health Organization.

Despite how common depression is, scientists st... Read More

Moms being shamed for leaving kids unattended ignites heated parenting debate

(NEW YORK) -- A New York Times article is sparking an online debate about why leaving your children unattended has become taboo.

In the essay, "Motherhood in the Age of Fear," author Kim Brooks details the stories of six ... Read More

Study shows cellphones in classrooms contribute to failing grades

(NEW YORK) -- Cellphones and laptops can be distracting for students in classrooms, and new research also shows that using electronic devices can even lower students’ grades.

Scientists who studied the effects of divided attention in... Read More