Babies born to mothers using WIC are 33% less likely to die in first year of life: Study

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The children of low-income mothers who benefit from the federal government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children are one-third less likely to die during...

Seven die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

milanfoto/iStock()SAN DIEGO) -- Seven people in San Diego have died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, according to local health officials. Over the last two months, nine people were...

Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a report published by the World Health Organization and Centers...

Cellphone injuries have spiked dramatically, especially among young people

Chainarong Prasertthai/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As cellphones became an omnipresent part of life over the past two decades, head and neck injuries associated with the devices spiked dramatically, according to a new study. ...

More than 100 people sick from E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce: Officials

whitemay/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 100 people across the U.S. have been infected with E.coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to federal officials. The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control...

Woman makes powerful plea at House hearing on historic bill to regulate cosmetics, personal care products

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives is shining a light on making cosmetics safer. On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a...

Trump administration unveils program to provide HIV prevention drugs for uninsured

iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration unveiled a new program to provide HIV prevention medication to people without prescription drug coverage as a part of the president's ambitious effort to eradicate the virus...

What to know about a new study linking permanent hair dye, hair straighteners to breast cancer

MilosStankovic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The use of hair dye and chemical hair straighteners may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. The study, published Tuesday in the International...

The introverts' guide to making it through the holiday season

Liliboas/iStock(NEW YORK) -- "Rockin' around the Christmas tree" or going to a "Christmas party hop" make for good holiday song lyrics but are the stuff of holiday nightmares for people who identify as introverts. A night...

Cow cuddling, flying with miniature horses are part of rapidly expanding use of support animals

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Abrea Hensley and her miniature therapy horse, Flirty, are quite the sight. Whether at the grocery store or in the park, Flirty attracts a lot of attention. "Going out with Flirty is definitely one of the...

Climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early

iStock/Adene Sanchez(NEW YORK) -- Warmer temperatures wrought by climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early, according to new research. The research adds to existing knowledge on health complications...

Hospital has 22 labor and delivery staffers pregnant at same time, now 18 are moms

St. Elizabeth Healthcare(NEW YORK) -- There must be something in water at St. Elizabeth's Healthcare in Kentucky, as 22 labor and delivery hospital staffers were all pregnant at the same time this year. Among the group of...

'Grey's Anatomy' increased sexual assault awareness, study finds

The fall finale of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," aired on Nov. 21, 2019. - Kelsey Mcneal/ABC(New York) -- A Grey's Anatomy episode that aired in March made headlines for its focus on sexual assault. According to a new study, it...

Anna Faris 'feeling very fortunate' after carbon monoxide scare

Kameleon007/iStock(TAHOE CITY, Calif.) -- Anna Faris has added the men and women of the North Tahoe Fire Department to the list of people she's grateful for this holiday season. In a tweet last week, the actress, whose...

From crumbling abortion access to anti-cancer vaccines: A decade in reproductive health

fstop123/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a whirlwind decade for reproductive health. The country has simultaneously witnessed women's access to health services expanded, through cancer-preventing vaccines and no-cost...

Mom sets likely world record for half-marathon while pushing a stroller

Courtesy Julia Webb(TULSA, Okla.) -- An Arkansas mom of three is expected to become a world record holder after running a half marathon in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 23 seconds. The mom, Julia Webb, ran the Route 66 Half...

Mom of two says she suffered from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A recent New York Times op-ed is bringing attention to an important issue facing some mothers. In the op-ed, Casey Wilson, a mother of two, opened up about something she calls "motherhood imposter...

Saudi surgeon completes 48th procedure to separate conjoined twins

Dr. Abdullah al Rabeeah(NEW YORK) -- For the last 30 years, Dr. Abdullah al-Rabeeah, a pediatric surgeon and adviser to the Saudi Royal Court, has spearheaded a program that separates conjoined twins who were born to...

Fit for the holidays: Olivia Culpo’s five-move workout you can do anywhere

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Staying in shape during the holidays just got a whole lot easier thanks to Olivia Culpo’s on-the-go workout. This full-body workout, developed by P.volve, includes tons of moves that keep the...

Troopers rush donor heart to hospital after transplant team gets stranded

Talaj/iStock(CHICAGO) -- When a surgical transplant team -- carrying a donor heart -- was stranded with a flat tire, two Illinois troopers stepped in to help get the organ to surgery in time. A surgeon, transplant...

NCN Investigation Finds Watchdog Questioning Councilman's Election

NCN Investigation Finds Watchdog Questioning Councilman's Election

Tour de Nebraska releases route for 2020

Tour de Nebraska releases route for 2020

Grand Island district added to National Register of Historic Places

Grand Island district added to National Register of Historic Places

Rural Lawmakers Pushing 35% Solution Hard

Rural Lawmakers Pushing 35% Solution Hard

Grand jury clears officers in Hastings suicide case

Grand jury clears officers in Hastings suicide case

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 5

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 5

LHNE kicks off 2019-20 season with new coach at the helm

LHNE kicks off 2019-20 season with new coach at the helm

Wayne State Rugby heads to nationals aiming to claim 11th national championship

Wayne State Rugby heads to nationals aiming to claim 11th national championship

Josie Sanger named first All-American in Northeast program history

Josie Sanger named first All-American in Northeast program history

Humphrey High graduate earns All-Region honors at Wayne St.

Humphrey High graduate earns All-Region honors at Wayne St.