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Program helping US areas of need get foreign doctors up for renewal this week

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Monkey Business Images Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amid a brewing debate on the future of America’s health care, a little known program sustaining a pipeline of doctors to underserved communities is setRead More

Your Body: Nuts and your health

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor The nut business is booming. No doubt you’ve seen those commercials for pistachios, for example. And these bite-sized snacks can packRead More

One woman's story of 'exercise addiction' highlights the consequences

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Courtesy Katherine Schreiber(NEW YORK) — Since she was in elementary school, Katherine Schreiber, 28, remembers struggling with body issues. Sometimes these feelings were so severe she felt she was “tooRead More

Backyard chickens could soon be banned in the nation's capital

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Backyard chickens might soon be banned from the nation’s capital, if Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to make chicken ownership in the city illegal becomes law. At aRead More

Artificial 'biobag' womb for extremely premature newborns in testing

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Ondrooo/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Infants born extremely prematurely face a host of health issues from underdeveloped lungs that can cause chronic lung damage to fragile blood vessels that can cause bleedingRead More

Your Body: What you need to know about urinary tract infections

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Women are far more likely to suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men, statistics show. UTIs can occur when bacteriaRead More

New study links 'emotional feeding' in young children to 'emotional eating' later in life

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There may be a link between the common parenting practice known as “emotional feeding,” or using food as a means of comforting or rewarding children, and theRead More

Bestselling author blasts America's sugar addiction in new book

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ian K. Smith called out America’s addiction to sweets in his new book Blast the Sugar Out, a guide designed forRead More

Researchers find caterpillars that can chew and breakdown plastic

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Since plastic was invented, figuring out how to get rid of the stuff quickly without further harming the environment has been a puzzle. This week, researchers foundRead More

Bone marrow transplant patient get 1920s-themed prom at hospital

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iStock/Thinkstock(MANISTEE, Mich.) — When Corinne Bass learned that her recovery from a recent bone marrow transplant would mean missing her senior prom, she and medical staff improvised to bring theRead More