Sunscreen can be absorbed in the bloodstream -- but more testing needed

bymuratdeniz/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect against the sun's potentially dangerous ultraviolet rays, yet the effects of its ingredients on our body is still unknown.

What we know about the new coronavirus fueling worldwide anxiety

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities in Wuhan, China, imposed quarantine-like restrictions on the city of 11 million Tuesday, as they raced to stop the spread of a new coronavirus that's popping up in countries around the world.

How 'two kind strangers' on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man's life. When Alex...

Ozzy Osbourne opens up about Parkinson's diagnosis

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ozzy Osbourne is known as "the Prince of Darkness" and for his crazy antics on and off stage, but the singer and entertainment personality is opening up about something more serious. In an exclusive...

Mom does 5,332 burpees in 12 hours to help daughter with rare birth defect

fizkes/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Gena Laielli, a 37-year-old mom of two, completed 5,332 burpees in 12 straight hours. The number -- a staggering feat for anyone who has tried to do one burpee -- is poised to break a world...

Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

nopparit/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities. Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China's National...

2-Year-old missing half a heart gets surprise 'snow day' after missing family trip

Sandee Walker(NEW YORK) -- A 2-year-old girl who was too sick to attend her family's winter vacation just got a surprise "snow day" from her neighborhood's first responders. Quinn Walker was born in 2017 missing the left...

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

Liz Rock(NEW YORK) -- Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds. The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor. "At 350...

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common...

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department. Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed...

Flu shot isn't an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say. "The influenza...

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study. The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge...

Already forgot your New Year's resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die. Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for...

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that's sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week,...

Women's blood vessels age faster than men's: Study

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's. The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology,...

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their...

Sexual activity may help delay menopause: Study

Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Women with more active sex lives may experience menopause later in life, according to the results of a 10-year study. Published by the Royal Society Open Science, the study showed...

Progress stalled on closing racial gap in health insurance since Trump took office

Valeriya/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While the Affordable Care Act ushered in huge improvements in access to health care for black and Hispanic adults in the United States, that progress appears to have stalled, according to new...

Amidst flu season, teachers are using bread as a viral lesson to all: 'Wash your hands!'

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Single-payer would save the country money on health care costs: Study

jittawit.21/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a persistent question on the campaign trail and during debates, whenever presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tout their respective...

Congressman's Tale of Two Contributions

Congressman's Tale of Two Contributions

Man acquitted of murder gets 40-44 years on robbery charge

Man acquitted of murder gets 40-44 years on robbery charge

Overnight precipitation ices over eastern Nebraska

Overnight precipitation ices over eastern Nebraska

YWCA accepting dresses for upcoming "Gowns for Good" event

YWCA accepting dresses for upcoming "Gowns for Good" event

Volunteers pack over 32,000 meals for starving kids around the world

Volunteers pack over 32,000 meals for starving kids around the world

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 21

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Jan. 21

WNCC men pick up win over Lamar

WNCC men pick up win over Lamar

Larry Walker becomes first Rockie in baseball hall of fame

Larry Walker becomes first Rockie in baseball hall of fame

Rockies' Arenado feels disrespected over trade rumors

Rockies' Arenado feels disrespected over trade rumors

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves