Simon Cowell Donates $33,000 for Child’s Cancer Treatment

Simon Cowell has donated £25,000 ($33,100 USD) to little Kian Musgrove to help him receive specialist cancer treatment in the United States.


Colorado Boy Knits Hats for Cancer Patients

While some kids play video games in their spare time, 11-year-old Garrett Lowry has a unique after-school activity: he knits hats for kids with cancer.


First West Nile Virus Cases Since 2013 Confirmed in Vermont and Pennsylvania

Vermont health officials have confirmed that the first case of West Nile virus in a human since 2013 has recently been diagnosed.


Hepatitis A Outbreak Confirmed in Hawaii

Officials have confirmed that there has been an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Oahu, Hawaii. At least 12 adults have been diagnosed, with 6 requiring treatment in a hospital.


Flesh-Eating Bacteria: What You Need to Know About Vibrio Vulnificus

The flesh-eating vibrio vulnificus bacteria has been in the news a lot lately. Here are a few facts about vibrio infection, and a few simple precautions to take.


Dollywood Creates Special Room for Children with Autism

Dolly Parton’s famous Dollywood has added a room for children with sensory issues to help them decompress when they are coping with a sensory overload.


Smartphone Fertility Apps Are Not Effective, Study Says

A new study says that smartphone apps used to help a woman get pregnant or avoid pregnancy aren’t very reliable, so women should seek advise elsewhere.


Study: Babies with Zika-Related Brain Damage may Appear “Normal”

New research suggests that newborns with normal-sized heads may be affected by the Zika mosquito-borne virus. They may even suffer from brain damage.


Drug Approved to Help Dogs with 4th of July Anxiety

The FDA has approved a new drug that can help calm dogs during loud noises, such as fireworks, without the sedating effect other drugs might have.


Youth Marijuana Use Virtually the Same in Colorado After Recreational Legalization

A 2015 survey shows that middle school and high school students in Colorado have been using marijuana LESS since it was legalized for recreational use.


What the FDA’s Newest Warning Says About Eating Raw Cookie Dough

The FDA is warning that cookies in their uncooked form could contain the bacteria Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121, which is housed in the uncooked flour.


Illinois Ordered by Judge to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana List

An Illinois county judge has ordered the state to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana following a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war vet.


FDA Approves New Drug for All Strains of Hepatitis C

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat all forms of Hepatitis C. Gilead Sciences’s new pill, Epclusa, has been approved to treat patients in all stages of the disease.


2nd Case of Superbug Resistant to All Drugs Found in NY Patient

A second case of a superbug resistant to last-defense antibiotics has been discovered in a patient in New York, just a month after the 1st was detected.


Sudden Change Strips Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

A provision in the VA’s annual budget bill that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans was pulled at the last minute.


Man Shares Photos of His Crohn’s Ostomy Bag

Stephen Holman decided he was not going to live life afraid anymore and posted a photo showing off his ostomy bag to Facebook.


Mom’s Letter Goes Viral After Son Excluded from Birthday Party

A mother’s note went viral after her son with Down syndrome was excluded from a class-wide invite to another kids birthday party.