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Last of All-Girl Busby Quintuplets Joins Sisters at Home CITY, TX) -- Almost three months to the day after they made history as the first-ever all-girl quintuplets born in the U.S., all five of the Busby girls are together at their home in Texas.Ava Busby was released Monday from The Wo

Heroin-Related Deaths Quadruple As Drug Epidemic Continues to Impact US

Jeng_Niamwhan/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The heroin epidemic continues to sweep the U.S. with heroin-related deaths quadrupling in just over a decade according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the report the C

Victim Calls Former Cancer Doc 'Monster and Master of Deceit' -- The Michigan doctor who gave patients fake cancer diagnoses so he could bilk Medicare is a "monster and a master of deceit," one of his patients told a judge on Tuesday. Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty in the fall to fra

#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattra

Your Body: Could Nuts Be the Key to a Healthier Life?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorNuts. They fit in the palm of your hands. They come in a variety of types and flavors. And they just might help you live a longer life.Researchers found a handful of peanuts -- or

Your Age Might Not Match the Age of Your Cells

Alexander Traksel/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study from Duke University found that some people are biologically 'older' and aging at a faster rate – even though their chronological age is the same. The study examined about 1000 adults born

Brooklyn Woman Officially Named World's Oldest Person at 116

Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York has been named the oldest living person. (Guinness World Records)(NEW YORK) -- At 116 years old, Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York is now officially the world's oldest living person. Born on July 6,

Model You Never Knew Existed Shapes the Jeans You Wear

ABC News(NEW YORK) — J.Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian may have the most talked-about derrieres in Hollywood, but when it comes to finding that perfect fit, 34-year-old Natasha Wagner influences the fashion industry more that those celebrities.Wagner

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Fitness Secrets at 43

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It's hard to believe Jada Pinkett Smith is 43 and a mother of two.The Magic Mike star opened up to People magazine about how she maintains her figure and what she does to stay in shape."We talk about diet a lo

Your Body: Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorIs your child cranky this summer? It could be for a reason you haven’t considered -- one that health experts say affects more than half of the children in America.A new stud

Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next.Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand new version hitting shelv

Study Investigates Possible Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cancer researchers are examining if eating citrus might put people more at risk for developing melanoma since researchers have long known that certain citrus juices on the surface of the skin can make skin so sensitive

Higher Testosterone May Lead to Bigger Financial Risks

GH-Photography/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Financial markets are controlled by testosterone more than you think.A new study from Imperial College London published in Scientific Reports reveals men with higher testosterone levels make bigger financia

Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A social media trend is leaving dermatologists burned up this summer.Many people who see their skin as a blank canvas for art get a tattoo, but what about getting something else that may be just as permanent?A new social med

Texas Child Saves Woman Who Had Seizure in Pool

iStock/Thinkstock(TYLER, Texas) -- A 7-year-old Texas girl responded with grace under pressure, reportedly saving a woman who had a seizure from drowning in a pool.Dasia Wessner was visiting the Glascow Trails Community mobile home park swimming pool in T

Study Finds Hope for Potential HIV Vaccine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A vaccine to help protect against HIV may be closer to reality than previously though, one study indicates.The study, published in the journal Science, found that one potential HIV vaccine can be used to protect rhesus monke

Fargo, North Dakota Man Sums It All Up in Two-Word Obit

kzenon/iStock/Thinkstock(FARGO, N.D.) -- A North Dakota man who wanted to keep his obituary short and simple chose to communicate the news of his death in just two words.Doug died. The 85-year-old Douglas Legler died on June 27. His daughter Janet Stoll t

Hilary Swank Puts Career on Hold to Care for Dad

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hilary Swank is taking a break from her work to care for her dad, who recently had a lung transplant. "My dad is living with me," the 40-year-old Oscar winner revealed to HuffPost Live on Thursday. "I'm his

Meghan Trainor Postpones Concerts Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Fans hoping to see Meghan Trainor perform live this weekend will have to wait. The "Lips Are Movin" star has canceled her tour stops in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Friday and in Connecticut on Saturd

Study: Nationality of Your Surgeon Revealed by Your Breast Implants

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The appearance of your breast augmentation can actually tell a story of where you've lived, a new study suggests."We asked 614 plastic surgeons from 20 different countries, and through a computer survey [of] what was their i

Jim Carrey Apologizes for Posting Photo of Autistic Boy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jim Carrey has apologized to the family of a young child with autism after posting pictures of the boy without their permission during an extended Twitter rant about California's new vaccine legislation.The Truman Show

Your Body: Understanding Allergies

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorAllergies can be so frustrating -- and scary if they’re severe. But can they go away? Or worse, can they develop later in life?Some say your immune system changes every seve

Tired EMS Workers a Prescription for Danger on the Roads, Experts Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The emergency medical services industry is trusted to save lives, but all of that can change when a worker dozes off behind the wheel.A Good Morning America investigation discovered that EMS driver fatigue is an issue causin