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Is Bullying Genetic?

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Conventional wisdom has it that bullies are made, not born, but that might not be the case.A new Canadian study finds bullying behavior could also be genetic, linked to a genetic trait that causes some people to see

Boys' Second- and Third-Degree Sunburns Show Dangers of No Sun Protection

jakubzak/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Pictures of two Oklahoma boys with second- and third-degree burns have started to make national headlines after they spent hours at a water park without sun protection, according to their mother.Shaunna Broadway was

Cincinnati Bengals' Devon Still Says Daughter Leah Remains Cancer Free

Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still shared the great news that his daughter, Leah Still, remained cancer-free after undergoing new scans Tuesday.The girl, who battled a stage 4 neuroblasto

Historic Dual Hand Transplant Gives Boy Second Chance at Life

Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- When Zion Harvey was 2 years old, the Maryland boy developed a serious infection that resulted in the removal of his hands and feet.On Tuesday, doctors at The Children's Hospital of P

Report: Many Hospitals Failing at Keeping Patients Safe from Infections

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hospitals are doing a lousy job at keeping patients safe from infection, according to Consumer Reports, which rated 3,000 hospitals in the U.S."For the first time we rated hospitals on avoiding MRSA and C. diff infections,

Your Body: How to Minimize Chlorine Damage While Swimming

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorSummer is the time for sunshine, sipping lemonade and swimming. But could it be risky?Swimming puts your hair and skin in direct contact with chlorine, which can have some pretty

Heroin Addiction Epidemic on the Rise in the U.S.

Jeng_Niamwhan/iStock/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) --  A top federal drug enforcement official says the heroin addiction epidemic in the United States is the worst he's ever seen.More deaths occur every year from overdoses than gunshot wounds or car acciden

Kroger Recalls Four Store-Brand Seasonings

Svetl/iStock/ThinkStock(CINCINNATI) -- Kroger is recalling four of its store-brand spices over fears of a possible salmonella contamination.The spices being recalled include Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper a

What You Need to Know About Outbreak Linked to Cilantro

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A surge of outbreaks related to a microscopic parasite has officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning all cilantro imported from a Mexican state.Cilantro farms in Pubela have been blamed for causing

Study: Teen Girls Face Leadership Biases

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- For the last few decades, women have been breaking professional barriers. But a new report by Harvard’s Educational School reveals there’s a hidden barrier teen girls are running up against.“Girls a

Deadly MERS Outbreak Virtually Over, South Korea Says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The deadly MERS virus that rattled South Korea with 36 deaths is now virtually gone.With no news cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in more than three weeks, the country's prime minister told residents T

Boy, 11, Starts Foundation to Make Sick Kids Smile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A child’s smile can light up any room, but it may be harder to find smiling young faces in a children’s hospital.Martand Bhagavatula, 12, of Yorba Linda, California, was determined to do something about that.&ldq

Your Body: Are Contact Sports Safe for Young Girls?

Purestock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorDoes your teenage daughter like to play rough? In the age of girl power, lots of our young ladies are buffing up to do the same things boys do, especially in sports. But is thi

Three Women Born at Same Hospital Return to Volunteer

peterspiro/iStock/ThinkStock(WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.) -- Three young women are giving back to their community.According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the women are volunteers at White Plains Hospital in Westchestery County, where they provide comfort to worri

Drug Companies Sometimes Slow in Reporting Adverse Events to FDA

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When medications work they alleviate pain, heal infection, prevent disease or even save lives. But every medication comes with the risk of side effects — and, occasionally, those side effects are debilitating or d

See These Adoptive Parents Meet Their Newborn Daughter

Kristen Anne Photography(NEW YORK) — If you ask 100 different parents about their journey to parenthood, there would be 100 different stories to share.In the case of the Olsons of Minnesota, the journey to becoming parents for the third time was not

CA Town Sees Spike in Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus

Henrik_L/iStock/ThinkStock(TUSTIN, Calif.) -- One town in California can't scratch away this itch.According to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV, a two-block section of Tustin has “higher than normal rates” of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile V

Planned Parenthood President Says Organization Has Broken No Laws

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Following the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to feature the discussion of the price of fetal tissue involving a Planned Parenthood employee, the organization’s president said on Sunday