ABC News: Health
Apple Watch alerts man to life-threatening heart problem
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:30:09 -0500
Ed Dentel wasn't expecting an Apple Watch update to potentially save his life.
Apple Watch has new features to detect heart problems, monitor falls
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 07:31:00 -0500
The company is signaling a move toward preventive health.
Ho, ho, ho -- don't eat raw cookie dough: CDC
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:56:31 -0500
With the holidays upon us, the CDC has a warning for cookie dough lovers.
Nobel Peace winner: international action on sex abuse needed
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:37:54 -0500
Nadia Murad says she wants world leaders to take action on sexual violence.
After marijuana helps patriarch with Alzheimer's, his family pushes for more research
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:10:47 -0500
The Spier Family Foundation is funding research into the benefits of marijuana.
A tale of 2 implants: How the price depends on who is picking up the tab
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:41:33 -0500
Costs often depend on who is paying the bill.
New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:40:25 -0500
New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time
Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:42:05 -0500
Fifty-eight million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a proven danger, and exposure rates have been plummeting over the years -- until now. In 1988, 87 percent of people were exposed to secondhand smoke; in 2011 it was only 25 percent. But according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, progress has stalled in recent years. Worse, exposure remains dis proportionally high for some groups: 38 percent of children ages 3 to 11, 48 percent of people living below the poverty line, 73 percent of people living with a smoker, and 30 percent of people without a high school diploma. These new figures are based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a study designed to evaluate the overall health of Americans. Researchers conducted home interviews and took laboratory samples, looking for serum cotinine -- an indicator of recent nicotine exposure, the...
WATCH: Women having heart attacks wait longer to get help: Study
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:37:15 -0500
Women with heart attack symptoms wait approximately 37 minutes longer than men before reaching out for potentially life-saving medical care, researchers found.
WATCH: What to know about the new strategy to prevent holiday overeating
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:37:18 -0500
Nutritionist Maya Feller breaks down what to know about a new study that explains a way to avoid gaining extra weight over the holidays.
WATCH: Man alerted to life-threatening problem on his Apple Watch
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:06:53 -0500
An Apple Watch feature detected a potentially deadly heart condition called AFib, which an estimated 700,000 people have but don't know it.
WATCH: Don't eat raw cookie dough: CDC
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:27:58 -0500
With the holidays upon us, the CDC has a warning for cookie dough lovers.
WATCH: Man confined to wheelchair after spinal injury walks at college graduation
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 22:04:15 -0500
Venezuela native Aldo Amenta suffered a debilitating spinal injury in a 2015 diving accident.
WATCH: New study shows alarmingly low rates of metabolic health
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:33:38 -0500
The study looked at blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL, blood pressure, and waist circumference among Americans.
WATCH: Recall involving blood pressure medications expanding
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:47:53 -0500
Drugmaker Mylan is recalling 104 lots of three medications that include Valsartan after testing found trace amounts of a carcinogen.
WATCH: Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:18:36 -0500
Tris Pharma voluntarily recalled the medication.
WATCH: 1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:52:04 -0500
Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor.
WATCH: More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:44:50 -0500
The USDA says all the potentially tainted products have been removed from retailer stores.
WATCH: The best toys for kids make use of their imaginations, not a screen
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:12:28 -0500
The AAP recently recommended a more hands-on approach to playtime for kids.
WATCH: Two blood pressure medications pulled in heart-drug recall
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:11:06 -0500
Teva Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled two tablet combinations and advised patients to contact their doctors before stopping the pills.