Health

How Hotter Summers Are Putting Swimmers at Risk

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As families flock to pools and lakes to cool off, experts are warning about a risky consequence of climate change: waterborne disease. Just last week, a 9-year-old girl from Johnson County, Kansas, died from primary amoebic Read More

Boy Who Got Unapproved Drug Heads Home to Virginia

Aimee Hardy(NEW YORK) — Josh Hardy, the boy whose parents successfully fought to get him an unapproved drug to save his life last March, is heading home to Virginia after spending months living in Tennessee to be near St. Jude’s Children’s Read More

Drowning Child's Rescue Caught on Police Body Camera

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — Ismael Quintana pumps on the boy’s chest, trying frantically to restore the child’s heartbeat. The 2-year-old’s aunt, Cynthia O’Connor, kneels beside him, breathing air into his mouth. The boy had climbed into a Read More

The Religions Americans Warm Up To

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Which religions do Americans feel most warmly about? Using a scoring system with zero being the coldest and 100 the warmest, a Pew Research survey lumps three very close together. Among 3,217 randomly selected adults, Jews ranked number Read More

All Concussions Carry Long-Term Risk

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Any kind of concussion, no matter how minor, can have serious ramifications despite the speed of recovery, according to a new study. It’s not just severe traumatic brain injuries that affect thinking skills over a period of time, Read More

CDC Director Admits to Safety Issues at Labs

Mandel Ngan//AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden faced tough questions from lawmakers Wednesday on safety lapses at agency labs. Members of Congress grilled Frieden about lax storage and the exposure Read More