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Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Wildfire smoke from Canada has clouded much of the Northeast, leaving millions of Americans exposed to unhealthy levels of particulate matter. Here’s what you need to know on the dangers of wildfire smoke and why it is so toxic to your health. What is considered a […]

Oksana Smith / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An increasing number of cases are being reported of a mysterious, rare condition possibly linked to cannabis use that has caused some people to become severely ill, according to an ABC News investigation. While many people don’t think of cannabis as a substance that could make you […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Heavy blankets of smoke billowing over the U.S. from the wildfires burning in Canada are threatening the health of millions of people — even non-vulnerable populations with no preexisting conditions. But what about the smoke makes it so hazardous for humans to be around? Wildfire smoke contains fine particulate matter, known […]

Alex Kent/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — It’s not just sensitive populations who are at risk in the current poor air quality conditions covering a large swath of the U.S. due to the wildfires burning in Canada. Inhaling toxic smoke and ash from wildfires could weaken the immune system and cause damage to the body, […]

Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Smoke from wildfires in Canada has spread across most of the U.S. Northeast, triggering air quality alerts in 13 states. The poor air quality extends as far south as the Carolinas. Wildfire smoke and ash can irritate eyes, nose, throat and lungs, making you cough or wheeze […]

Thir Sakdi Phu Cxm / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A beauty influencer and new mother remains in a coma a week after she suffered a brain aneurysm while nine months pregnant, spotlighting the potential risk of stroke during pregnancy. Jackie Miller James simultaneously underwent an emergency C-section and brain surgery last week after suffering […]

CPSC (NEW YORK) — Parents were advised Tuesday to stop using recalled newborn loungers from The Boppy Company that have been linked to at least 10 infant deaths. According to The Boppy Company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issued a news release Tuesday, the newborn loungers may cause infants to “suffocate if they […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — For Eshanka Jayasinghe, or Eshi Jay, unwanted body hair negatively affected her self-esteem for years, so she decided to undergo laser hair removal treatments. But the procedure left the YouTuber’s body in a worse state, she said, with scarring and damage from her neck down to her arms. Jay told “Nightline” […]

Brais Seara/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Wildfires across the United States and Canada — fueled by record heat and dry conditions — could severely impact the health of millions of people. Smoke from wildfires in several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, led to air quality alerts throughout several states in the Midwest, […]

bymuratdeniz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As the popularity of drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic used for weight loss continues to rise, another weight loss-focused company is jumping into the market. Noom, an app that helps people track their eating and exercise habits, will now offer prescriptions through a new telehealth platform known as Noom Med. […]


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