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Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Back-to-School Photos

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As children head back to school, the temptation to share your excitement with a first day photo on social media is understandable.But Donna Rice Hughes, the president & CEO of Enough Is Enough, a non-profit organizati…

 

Achoo! See the Anatomy of a Sneeze

The New England Journal of Medicine(NEW YORK) — Just in time for cold and flu season, MIT researchers are showing you exactly what a sneeze looks like in slow motion.Lydia Bourouiba, of the MIT Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, manage…

 

 

Your Body: The Risks of Plastic Surgery

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorAre you considering plastic surgery? I’ll tell you what you should consider before going under the knife after this.Nearly 16 million cosmetic procedures were performed l…

 

 

Cincinnati Hit with Wave of 50 Heroin Overdoses in Two Days

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — First responders were reeling in Cincinnati after a mid-week spate of more than 50 heroin overdoses from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night.Even in the midst of a drug epidemic that has made opioid overd…

 

Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —   While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.A revie…

 

Senate Calls for EpiPen Maker to Testify About Price Hike

ABC News(WASHINGTON) —  Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling for Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, to brief members of Congress about the drastic price increase of the medication since 2007.U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Cl…