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Baby Born at Just 10 Ounces Finally Gets to Go Home

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — One of the world’s small­est sur­viv­ing babies is finally out of the hospital.Born 14 weeks early and weigh­ing just 10 ounces, E’Layah Faith Per­gues faced an uphill bat­tle to sur­vive. Her doc­tors at Car­oli­nas Medical…

 

Survey: 1 in 12 American Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Approx­i­mately 8.4 per­cent of women report smok­ing tobacco at some time dur­ing their preg­nancy, accord­ing to new data from a large national survey.The sta­tis­tic is an improve­ment when com­pared to past sta­tis­tics from the C…

 

"GMA'"s Michael Strahan Talks to His Dad About Heart Health

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s National Heart Month, and Good Morn­ing America’s Michael Stra­han sat down for a heart-to-heart con­ver­sa­tion with his father, Gene Stra­han, about improv­ing his heart health.In the video chat, Stra­han said he d…

 

Sigh-ence: Researchers Unlock the Lifesaving Reason We Sigh

iStock/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — While we tend to sigh when we’re sad or depressed, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that, unlike the famous song noted, a sigh isn’t just a sigh: instead, the deep breath is a life­sav­ing reflex.According to the res…

 

Your Body: Seasonal Affective Disorder

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical ContributorIt’s cloudy, cold, dreary and gray out­side — and all of that can lead to a con­di­tion called sea­sonal affec­tive disorder.About a half a mil­lion peo­ple in the United States suff…

 

Running Boosts Brainpower, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study that has been pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Phys­i­ol­ogy: Lon­don proved that run­ning — unlike other exer­cises — boosts your brainpower.According to the find­ings by sci­en­tists at the Depart­ment of Psychology…

 

New Bacteria Species That Causes Lyme Disease Found in Midwest

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers have dis­cov­ered a new species of bac­te­ria that causes Lyme dis­ease — the sec­ond species known to trans­mit the poten­tially debil­i­tat­ing ill­ness in North Amer­ica.
The newly iden­ti­fied bac­te­ria is called “Borrel…

 

Zika Virus May Be Linked to Infant Eye Abnormalities, Study Says

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) — The Zika virus may be asso­ci­ated with another birth defect in infants, accord­ing to a new study pub­lished Tues­day in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion Oph­thal­mol­ogy. Researchers from Brazil found that …