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Beijing Issues Highest Smog Warning This Year

trekandshoot/iStock/ThinkStock(BEIJING) -- The highest smog warning this year has been issued in Beijing, China, reports the BBC.The alert is an "orange level" and is the second highest. The "orange level" requires factories to begin cutting production.He

Dog Missing More Than a Year Found in Maryland Storm Drain --  Cookie, a Wheaton Terrier missing in suburban Maryland since October 2014, was rescued Friday afternoon by animal service officers and Montgomery Country firefighters, according to spokesman Pete Piringer.The 30-pound dog,

Vegetable Mix Source of Costco Chicken Salad E. Coli Outbreak, CDC Says

John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An E. coli outbreak caused by Costco's chicken salad has now been linked to specific ingredients within the salad.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a sample of celery and onio

West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) --  What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point’s annual pillow fight turned bloody,

Your Body: What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

Photodisc/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorOvaries make cysts for a living, but when is a cyst suspicious for cancer?Ovarian cancer is called the "silent killer" because it can produce vague symptoms that often go ignor

Kidney Transplant Turns Acquaintances Into Brothers

Courtesy Jason Henley(NEW YORK) -- In September, Jason Henley, a UPS driver, made a life-saving delivery to Greg Hall, a man he barely knew.Hall, 31, had often signed for deliveries at a UPS store on Henley's route in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 2014, whe

Hero Military Dog That Saved Unit in Afghanistan Gets a Second Chance

Courtesy Julian McDonald(NEW YORK) -- During her deployment in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog, Layka, saved many lives and now some of them are helping save hers.Layka, a Belgian Malinois, lost one of her front legs when she was shot four times dur

Drug With Controversial 4,000% Price Hike Will Be Sold Half-Off to Hospitals, Co

AlexRaths/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- The pharmaceutical company that came under fire for raising the price of the anti-parasite drug Daraprim says it will significantly lower the drug cost for hospitals, but not the overall list price.Daraprim, a drug

Dangerous Chagas Infection from 'Kissing Bug' Found in Five States

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(ATLANTA) -- A rare parasitic infection called Chagas disease has been gaining headlines in recent weeks after cases of the infection were reported in at least five states, according to the U.S. Centers for Diseas

Beware of Thanksgiving Calorie Overload

IPGGutenbergUKLtd/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Thanksgiving holiday often means spending time with family, watching football or parades, and eating turkey dinner until your pants are at risk of splitting. But if you're concerned about literally bust

Study: Infant Deaths Attributed to Crib Bumpers on the Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The number of babies who die because of crib bumpers appears to have increased in recent years, despite warnings from pediatricians, according to a new study.Data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission show 48 deat

Thanksgiving: Tips to Keep Your Food Safe

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Before you start cooking, make sure your hands are clean to avoid contaminating the food with any bacteria.This is especially important after handling a raw turkey."[Y]ou want to make s

Your Body: Are You Taking the Right Birth Control Pill for You?

Fuse/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorThere are many types of birth control pills, so how do you know if you're taking the right one for you?While they all serve the same purpose, not all oral contraceptives are created