13-Year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs dies after asthma attack, family says

Davizro/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A 13-year-old Broadway actress, Laurel Griggs, has died after an apparently fatal asthma attack. Laurel appeared in the Tony award-winning show, Once. The musical shared news of the star's...

New measles case reported in metro Atlanta

ABC News Photo Illustration, Adapted from the LexisNexis StateNet Database and the Immunization Action Coalition, May 2019 (ABC News)(ATLANTA) -- Cobb County, a suburban part of Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a case of...

Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minority becomes growing concern at NYC forum

baona/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Despite decades of rigorous research, proving time and time again that vaccines are safe, and copious evidence that vaccines work, saving an estimated 732,000 children’s lives and preventing...

Results of 10-year-study link insomnia with heart disease and stroke

yanyong/iStockBy Dr. Angelo Landriscina (NEW YORK) --  People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk of heart disease and stroke according to a new study published today in the medical journal Neurology. ...

CDC identifies Vitamin E Acetate as a 'strong culprit' in vaping related illnesses and deaths

sestovic/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Officials have identified Vitamin E Acetate as a "strong culprit" in the vaping-related lung injuries that left thousands sick and 39 people dead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

5-Year-old credited with saving mom's life when her blood sugar got too low

ABCNews.com(HOUSTON) -- A young boy is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking helped save his mother's life. Chelsie Montemayor was unresponsive last Friday due to dangerously low blood sugar and her 5-year-old son...

Eating Red/Processed Meat Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men and women.

White House says to expect announcement on ban of flavored vape products next week

HAZEMMKAMAL/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration will announce the details of a possible ban on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products next week, President Donald Trump said Friday. "We're going to be coming...

Mom keeps fighting to cure daughter's rare disease

United MSD Foundation(NEW YORK) -- There is not enough time in the day for Amber Olsen. An average day for this mother means working as a business owner of the staffing company, Nextaff Gulf Coast, taking care of her two...

Wisconsin state Assembly passes slate of suicide prevention bills

Jason_Ray_Photography/iStock(MADISON, Wis.) -- Wisconsin state Assembly Republicans passed a slate of laws aimed at suicide prevention Thursday, in response to rising suicide rates in the state. "Every one of us,...

Sculpture honoring trans, gender nonconforming communities unveiled in New York City

FotoCuisinette/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Artist Rubem Robierb’s sleek white sculpture of massive butterfly wings certainly makes a statement. "In tribute to the strength and bravery of the trans [and gender nonconforming]...

Teen 'Jeopardy!' champ donates $10K to cancer research in Alex Trebek's honor

ThitareeSarmkasat/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The category is: Cancer research, for $10,000. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Avi Gupta, a teen Jeopardy! champ who took home $100,000 over the summer, has donated...

These 20 names are predicted to be the top baby names of 2020

Kwangmoozaa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Move over Sophia and Isabelle -- Adah is coming to a nursery near you. The name is predicted by popular baby naming web site Nameberry to be the "top girl name of 2020." The site bases its...

Obesity risk higher for children with no siblings

According to the State of Childhood Obesity, Nebraska has the 15th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 23rd highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17.

Mammoth bones found in man-made pit reveal tantalizing evidence of hunting behavior

(Photo Credit: Edith Camacho, INAH) Mammoth bones found in what is believed to be the first mammoth trap set by humans, in Tultepec, Mexico, in a photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology (INAH).(MEXICO...

Saying 'no' to screen time limits: The Mom-troversy

andresr/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Screen time: It's the home battlefield between parents and kids. But should it be? Some parents are saying 'no,' and refuse to set limits on how much time their kids spend on devices. Franci...

What to know about hepatitis A outbreaks in the US

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fears of hepatitis A swirled in Somerville, New Jersey, this week, after the health department there reported that a food handler in a local grocery store could have exposed shoppers to the...

Extra 15-minute daily walk could grow world economy by $100 billion

RuslanDashinsky/iStock(NEW YORK) -- If every employee walked or jogged for an extra 15 minutes each day, the world could see an economic boost of $100 billion, according to a new report on the economic benefits of a more...

Couple blindsided by $11,000 surprise medical bill. Here's what you need to know

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Tom Saputo was shocked when he received a surprise medical bill for $51,000 for an air ambulance. His insurance covered most of the bill for the helicopter, but his family said they were told they still...

This dad helps fathers coming out of prison get back on their feet for parenthood

Fathers' UpLift(NEW YORK) -- Oswaldo Ortiz's youngest child, a daughter named Ofirenen, was just a toddler when he had to leave her behind in 2017 to serve a year-long prison sentence for possession of marijuana. "I used...

Palmer Veterans Memorial has hopes of expansion

Palmer Veterans Memorial has hopes of expansion

Escapee returned to Kearney YRTC

Escapee returned to Kearney YRTC

Community rallies to harvest late farmer's fields

Community rallies to harvest late farmer's fields

Hall County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Against Jury Duty Scam

Hall County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Against Jury Duty Scam

One person dead in accident on I-80 near Grand Island

One person dead in accident on I-80 near Grand Island

Kelsey Hobbie and Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

Kelsey Hobbie and Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals