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Lawmakers Put Healthy Kids On Display to Urge More Zika Funding

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats brought out healthy children to talk urge more funding for the battle against the Zika virus and vent their frustrations at Republicans.Toddlers and infants joined four senators and Heidi Murkoff, the a…

 

Surrogate Mom at Center of Legal Battle Speaks Out

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Melissa Cook, a 48-year-old mother of four who made headlines when she refused to abort one of the triplets she was carrying as a surrogate mom, says she will never give up her fight to see the three babies she bore in February…

 

11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Creates and Directs Animated Film

Creatas/Thinkstock(RIVERDALE, N.Y.) — An 11-year-old who beat stage 4 cancer — including 18 rounds of chemotherapy and 28 days of radiation – has debuted an animated short film that she directed and gives voice to.Neshama Ryman, of Riverdale, N…

 

These Zen Priests Could Make You Less Fearful of Death

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For many of us, thinking about death — our own, or that of anyone we love — is supremely difficult. So, most of the time, we don’t think about it at all — until we have no choice.But two Zen Buddhist priests are using med…

 

 

Born Deaf, 11-Year-Old Boy Takes on National Spelling Bee

iStock/Thinkstock(BELTON, S.C.) — An 11-year-old South Carolina boy who was born deaf has made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Neil Maes of Belton, South Carolina, received cochlear implants when he was 1 and 5 years old and, through therapy, …

 

Your Body: 'Banana Peel Challenge' May Lead to Serious Injuries

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorA new social media trend that resembles something out of a cartoon could potentially cause people to sustain real injuries.The “Banana Peel Challenge” has kids walking on banan…