Suicide contagion: What we know and what we don't

(NEW YORK) -- The apparent suicide of star chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain comes just days after another celebrity, designer Kate Spade, killed herself.

With suicide having a known “contagion effect,” the incidence of... Read More

Upper Midwest sees massive rise in suicide rates

(NEW YORK) -- Suicide rates increased in nearly every state in 2016 with rates increasing more than 30 percent of half of states, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC says that more than 45,000... Read More

Two gorillas at Milwaukee zoo likely died from water contaminated with E. coli, zookeepers say

(MILWAUKEE) -- Two gorillas at the Milwaukee County Zoo likely died after ingesting water contaminated with E. coli, according to zookeepers.

Cassius, an adult male, died on April 12, and Naku, a 17-year-old female western lowland gorilla,... Read More

Shot and paralyzed as toddler, 15 years later teen girl reunites with EMT who treated her

(BOSTON) -- The day Kai Leigh Harriott received her high school diploma from the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart was an emotional day.

The 18-year-old was inundated by cheers from her classmates on Thursday as she rolled her ... Read More

Georgia medical board suspends doctor accused of filming videos during surgeries

(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia doctor who has been accused by patients of recording music videos during surgeries without their consent has been suspended by the state's medical board.

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New CDC report finds rise in suicide rates in most states

(ATLANTA) -- Suicide rates increased in nearly every state in 2016 with rates increasing more than 30 percent of half of states, according to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC says that more than 45,000 ... Read More

State trooper pulls over retired police officer who delivered him 27 years ago

(PISCATAWAY, N.J.) -- A New Jersey State trooper had a serendipitous reunion with the retired police officer who delivered him as a baby 27 years ago -- by pulling him over.

Trooper Michael Patterson had stopped the motorist, Matthew Baill... Read More

Infant formula could change gut bacteria, contribute to childhood obesity: Study

(NEW YORK) -- What an infant eats might have effects on later weight -- and it likely starts in the gut, according to a new study.

A new study shows that babies who were breast fed had different bacteria environments, or microbiomes, in th... Read More

Texas man recovering after he was bitten by rattlesnake he had just decapitated

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) -- A Texas man is recovering after he was bitten in the hand by a rattlesnake he had just decapitated, ABC Corpus Christi affiliate KIII-TV reported.

Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were doing yard work at their ... Read More

'Look before you lock': Officials warn parents after 9 kids die from being left in hot cars

(NEW YORK) -- At least nine children across the U.S. have already died this year after they were left in hot cars -- and summer hasn't even started yet, according to a new report published by the National Safety Council Wednesday. Officials are conce... Read More

Non-drinkers as likely as heavy drinkers to miss more days of work, study says

(NEW YORK) -- The old adage "everything in moderation" looks like it applies to the balance between drinking and work, too.

A new study showed that people with more extreme drinking habits, on either end of the spectrum, are more likely to... Read More

Georgia doctor under fire for allegedly filming music videos in the operating room

(ATLANTA) -- A doctor in Georgia is facing backlash from patients who have accused her of using their bodies as props without their permission as she recorded music videos in the operating room.

"To see that video, with my flesh being cut ... Read More

What to know about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

(NEW YORK) -- For people suffering distress after experiencing a serious trauma, it can be hard to find any relief. Post traumatic stress disorder has been reported to feel like being trapped in a room without any exits and can cause trouble with eve... Read More

EPA announces renovations on 'Fixer Upper' violated lead paint rules

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it has settled with Magnolia Homes of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper" for violating rules related to lead-based paint.

Paint made with lead is no longer used in new homes but the EPA has... Read More