Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Public health departments across the United States have expressed concern about the spread of a potentially deadly fungus after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported cases have spiked. Candida auris, or C. aurisis, is increasing at an “alarming” rate with cases doubling in 2021, the CDC said. […]

@lila50isthenewfword/TikTok (NEW YORK) — Simply search the hashtag #facetaping on social media and you’ll get tens of thousands of posts about this beauty trend that promises to help prevent wrinkles and smooth fine lines. Face taping, as the trend is known, involves placing tape on the areas of the face where a person wants to […]

Courtesy of Michele Stevenson (NEW YORK) — A Michigan mom is warning other parents to pay attention to their kids and take action if they seem unwell after her son developed strep A and influenza A infections in late December and had to get a double amputation earlier this month. Michele Stevenson of Grand Blanc, […]

xijian/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Rates of mental health emergencies are increasing among teenagers around the world, according to a new study from the University of Calgary. It found an increase in pediatric emergency room visits for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and self-harm during the first year of the pandemic. It’s a particular concern because […]

Courtesy of Laura McKeithan (NEW YORK) — An American college student is making a slow recovery after suddenly suffering a brain hemorrhage while on a spring break trip in Mexico, according to her family. Liza Burke, a senior at the University of Georgia, was vacationing with friends in Cabo San Lucas earlier this month when […]

Stefan Cristian Cioata/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Death rates from COVID-19 varied dramatically across the United States, a major new analysis finds. The report, published Thursday in medical journal The Lancet, looked at the rate of deaths throughout the country between January 2020 and July 2022. COVID death rates in states like Arizona and New […]

Finley Family Photo (FORT WORTH, Texas) — One Texas family is celebrating an extra special homecoming this week. Five-month-old baby JamieLynn Finley was discharged from the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, two months after undergoing successful separation surgery from her conjoined twin sister AmieLynn, according to a hospital press release. […]

Scott shows off ‘Sarina’ the AI avatar he created in the app Replika. — ABC News (NEW YORK) — As artificial intelligence gains more capabilities the public has flocked to apps like ChatGPT to produce content, have fun, and even to find companionship. “Scott,” an Ohio man who asked ABC News not to use his […]

ART4STOCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — A growing number of children in the United States are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, the report found that about 1 in 36, or 2.8%, of 8-year-olds in the U.S. were diagnosed with […]

urbazon/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Cases of invasive group A strep infections, which can cause severe illness and be deadly, remain elevated in some parts of the country, officials warned Wednesday. In a statement to ABC News, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that “preliminary” data from 2023 suggests cases have remained elevated […]

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