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Blind 8-Year-Old Girl Gives Classmates Braille Valentine's Day Messages

Family Handout(SEATTLE) -- Amelia, a blind 8-year-old girl from Seattle, is flipping the script and empowering her fellow sighted classmates with braille Valentine's Day messages this holiday.Using a Perkins Brailler, known also as "a braille typewriter,"

High-Speed Images of Sneezes Help Explain the Spread of Germs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In case you needed another reason to fear flu season, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released new pictures showing the physics behind sneezing. Just a warning, there's a lot of splatter. The res

Girl Remains Partially Paralyzed After Enterovirus Infection

iStock/Thinkstock(GARDENDALE, Ala.) -- An Alabama woman said her daughter remains partially paralyzed 18 months after being infected with enterovirus D68. Kim Dillashaw said her daughter Kinley Galbreath, 7, can only move her right leg and her left hand m

After Columbine: Experts Offer Tips for How to Talk to a Troubled Child

iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBINE, Colo.) -- Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, sat down with Diane Sawyer for her first television interview to talk about the son she remembers and how she missed warning signs that could have helped sav

Valentine's Day Tales From the Emergency Room

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Unlike New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July, Valentine’s Day is not known for being one of the most dangerous days of the year. Overdosing on chocolate, it turns out, is less likely to kill you than drunk driving

Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two U.S. women suffered miscarriages after being infected with the Zika virus, according to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus, which usually causes mild symptoms including fe

8-Year-Old Who Found True Love Dies of Cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- David Spisak Jr., the 8-year-old with cancer who found the love of his life, has died. "There's never been a morning with such sadness as today and no words will do it justice but I'll try," David's mother Amber Spisak wrote

Therapy Kangaroo Brings Hope at Utah Veterans Home

Courtesy of Richard Woodruff(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A therapy kangaroo is bringing hope to retired servicemen while hopping around a home for veterans in Salt Lake City.Charlie the kangaroo has been working at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans

Barrier-Breaking Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Models Speak Out

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  The three models who are breaking barriers in this month’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue say they are doing so because brands are finally looking beyond the conventional size and age for models.Nicola Griffin is a 56-

Your Body: Getting Your Infant Vaccinated

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorWithin in the medical community there really is no debate about the benefits of childhood vaccines. But socially, the topic is a loaded one.So what should you do if you have quest

WHO Says Possible Zika Vaccines Months Away From Broad Trials

luiscar/iStock/ThinkStock(GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) says that possible Zika vaccines could be months away from broad trials.Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, the Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation at the WHO on Research

Increased Zika Virus Screening Deemed Ineffective for Travelers

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While outlining its Zika virus response plan, the Department of Homeland Security said today it will not direct U.S. Customs officials to add new screening measures for travelers into the United States.“Based on o

Model With Down Syndrome 'Excited' to Walk in New York Fashion Week

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  After beginning her professional modeling career last year, Madeline Stuart has jetted across the globe for photo shoots and runway shows. A hectic schedule comes with the modeling territory. But Stuart has somethin

Mom Pens Heartbreaking Letter to 4-Year-Old Daughter Who Died of Cancer

Courtesy Lindsay Rhoades(NEW YORK) --  A Virginia mom is hoping to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by sharing a tearful video of herself reading a letter she wrote to her recently deceased daughter."The day that she passed, I wrote it that mornin