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After Parkland, how grief can become posttraumatic growth for student activists

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students has captivated the nation with their tenacity and eloquence as they advocate for gun ...

Beyond Parkland and other shootings, children are wounded, killed by guns daily: Study

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- In the days since 17 children and teachers were fatally shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, at least 21 other children ...

Finding mental health care where traditional healers still thrive

Christy Duan/ABC (KISORO, Uganda) -- Before the sun rises, psychiatric nurse Immaculate Owembabazi makes her way to a small district hospital in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda.Sister Immaculate, ...

Zoologists puzzled after 18-year-old lioness grows 'exceptionally rare' mane

Oklahoma City Zoo (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An 18-year-old lioness at the Oklahoma City Zoo is puzzling zoologists after she mysteriously sprouted a mane.In late 2017, caretakers noticed that Bridget ...

Catching the flu on purpose, for science

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A leading researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is declaring this year's severe flu season a "wake-up call" for the medical community.The ...

Depression: What works? New study finds all 21 antidepressants researchers looked at work better than placebo

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Depression is the leading cause of disability, with 350 million people affected worldwide. While antidepressants have long been used, there’s been debate about how well they ...

Women prefer long-lasting birth control if cost isn't a factor: Study

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  If they don’t have to think about cost or availability, women may be more likely to choose long-lasting birth control, according to a new study ...

Eating 'better' is better than counting calories for weight loss, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Paying attention to the quality of the food is more effective for weight loss than religiously counting calories, according to a new study.Researchers at Stanford ...

Why more women are having babies at 50 and beyond

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Being a trailblazer is familiar territory for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. She was the first disabled vet to serve in Congress, the first Asian American ...

Parents often don't lock up or unload guns, even when kids have mental illness: Study

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Among parents who own guns, only one in three store their guns the way pediatricians recommend, a new study found: locked, unloaded and separate from ...

Arizona couple allegedly locked adopted children in rooms without food, water

Pima County Sheriff's Office (TUCSON, Ariz.) -- An Arizona couple was arrested for child abuse after allegedly locking their adopted children in rooms without food, water or a ...

Comfort dogs descend on Florida community after deadly school shooting

iStock/Thinkstock (PARKLAND, Fla.) -- The handlers behind the comfort dogs making their way through the Florida community where 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting last ...

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Flu season isn’t over yet, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that in less than two weeks they will be putting ...

This city is equipping its first responders with active shooter kits

iStock/Thinkstock (NASHUA, N.H.) -- First responders in Nashua, New Hampshire, completed the final phase of a yearlong project last Tuesday, equipping their vehicles with active shooter kits.The idea, Chris ...

Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

ABC News (PESARO, Italy) -- Having grown up in a tiny room in his family’s home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a ...

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