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Study Finds Mom's (Over)eating for Two Can Increase Childhood Obesity Chances


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mother-to-be’s blood sugar levels and weight gain during pregnancy may have more of an impact on childhood obesity than we previously thought, according to a new report. Past research tells us that large babies

Racehorses Get 'Second Chance' from New York Inmates


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The 2016 Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, and everyone involved with horse racing dreams of owning a Triple Crown winner.But for the thoroughbred horses that don’t succeed or have grown too old to compete, future prospects c

Parents of Daughters with Batten Disease Counting on Miracle After Breakthrough


ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Hollywood couple who started a foundation to quickly fund research to find a cure for Batten Disease, which their two daughters are living with, says they are counting on a miracle now that the girls have received a breakthr

Paintball Pellet Packs a Wallop, Sends Teen to ER With Liver Damage


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An 18-year-old man thought to have appendicitis ended up being treated for severe internal injuries after an intense paintball game, according to a new case study.The unidentified patient came in with severe abdominal pain,

Handless 7-Year-Old Wins National Writing Competition


Courtesy Greenbrier Christian Academy(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Virginia first-grader Anaya Ellick, 7, has such good handwriting, she beat out 50 other youngsters from around the country to win a national handwriting contest.If that's not impressive enough, Lit

New FDA Regulations Won't Slow Down Big Tobacco, Analysts Say


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Major regulations for e-cigarettes and tobacco products announced this week may not do much to slow down the largest tobacco companies, analysts tell ABC News.E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug

FDA Issues New Regulations for E-Cigarettes


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency an

CDC Launches New Campaign on World Hand Hygiene Day


iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Just in time for World Hand Hygiene Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new campaign Thursday urging medical professionals and patients to prevent healthcare-related infections by keeping their

FDA to Start Regulating E-Cigarettes


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling the product to those under the age of 18, the agency an

Your Body: Colon Cancer in Young People


iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorColorectal cancer is not usually considered a disease of younger people, but that's changing. Over the past 20 years, colon cancer rates have increased significantly between the a

California Becomes Second State to Increase Smoking Age to 21


merznatalia/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- California Governor Jerry Brown signed a series of bills into law on Wednesday expanding restrictions on smoking cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.The most notable of the bills will raise the minimum smokin

Reported Breakthrough in Growing Embryos in Vitro Could Raise Ethical Issues for


Medic Image/Getty(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have reported they have grown human embryos in vitro for 12 to 13 days, significantly longer than the previous record of nine days.If scientists are able to conduct experiments on embryos past 14 days, they may be

Girl Diagnosed With Rare Genetic Disorder Thanks to Reddit


Hero Images/Getty(NEW YORK) -- Bo Bigelow and his wife wondered for year why their daughter was different. Bigelow's daughter, Tess, was non-verbal, has gastronintestinal symptoms and seemed to have periodic seizures, but doctors were baffled about the ca

Wolbachia Bacteria Could Help Stop Mosquitoes Spreading Zika Virus, Study Finds


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the fight against the spreading Zika virus, scientists have uncovered an unlikely ally in the form of a bacteria called "Wolbachia."The Aedes aegypti mosquito, the more abundant of the two species known to spread the Zika