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ThitareeSarmkasat/iStock (NEW YORK) — For years, triple-negative breast cancer has been perceived as aggressive with little hope of treatment, but that thought appears to be changing among experts as more promising treatment options develop. “I would say that the future is bright for triple-negative breast cancer,” said Dr. Erica Mayer, a medical oncologist and senior […]

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic (LOS ANGELES) — Shannen Doherty is sharing the reality of her cancer battle. The actress, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, revealed last year that the disease had returned, this time as stage four. In an Instagram post Thursday, Doherty wrote that she wanted to be open about her “personal […]

ABC (ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Laura Sosalla, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was declared legally blind earlier this year due to long-term effects after a battle with COVID-19 last November. Sosalla was determined and said she wanted to prove to herself that she wouldn’t let the impairment change how she lived her life. She decided to […]

PinkOmelet/iStock (NEW YORK) — A number of pediatric hospitals across the country are warning about an increase in the number of cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare condition in which different parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs, become inflamed. MIS-C, which most often […]

Tempura/iStock (NEW YORK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the mental health of the nation, according to a new study published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly journal, MMWR. The CDC said that social isolation, coronavirus-related deaths and stress weighed heavy on Americans, forcing many to confront new […]

sudok1/iStock (MONTREAL) — A mom who went viral while sharing her battle with ovarian cancer on social media has died. Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, 43, died on Oct. 5, according to Concordia University, where she worked as a neuroscientist and professor. “Nadia was a force of nature,” Concordia president Graham Carr said in a statement. “She […]

Inside Creative House/iStock (NEW YORK) — With COVID-19 vaccine mandates proliferating across the country in the public and private sectors as well as some school districts, the pushback from those unwilling or hesitant to get their shots is heating up. The vaccination effort has raised new questions about exemptions because mandates for adults are generally […]

Veronika Zimina/iStock (NEW YORK) — Shayla, a 22-year-old from Georgia, has had days during the coronavirus pandemic when she said it has been a struggle to get out of bed. The part-time college student said she was out of work for a time due to restaurants being closed during the lockdown, and in addition to […]

Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC (NEW YORK) — Dr. Jennifer Ashton’s anxiety attacks started to happen after she had a severe allergic reaction to a food. “I had a couple of episodes where I thought mistakenly that I had eaten that same food that I was allergic to,” said Ashton, ABC News’ chief medical correspondent and a board-certified […]

iStock/Pornpak Khunatorn (NEW YORK) — The flu season is notorious for being difficult to predict. However, flu trends from last year and from other parts of the globe can help us make informed estimates. So far, experts are on the fence if this year’s flu season may be mild like last year’s, or if it […]

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