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Chicago elementary students sickened after possibly consuming laced candy

ABCNews.com (CHICAGO) -- More than a dozen Chicago elementary school students were hospitalized on Wednesday after consuming candy that may have been laced with an unknown substance, police said.The ...

Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital

Fouque Michaël/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has ...

The latest trend in tea is a whipped topping made of cheese

gpointstudio/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Iced, hot, sweetened or with milk, it seems like there's plenty of options for tea drinkers already. But one trendy addition to the menu is ...

Miami police officer gives new wheelchair to homeless amputee

WPLG (MIAMI) -- A kind Miami Police Department officer helped a homeless man get a new wheelchair.Officer Anna Lazcano had regularly checked on Rafael Alvarez and noticed his previous ...

NYPD officers deliver baby on West Side of Manhattan

WABC (NEW YORK) -- Two NYPD officers helped deliver a baby on the West Side of Manhattan Tuesday morning.Officers Tiffany Phillips and Carlos Guadalupe, both 12-year veterans, assisted after ...

New Hampshire hospital accidentally exposes patient to HIV, family says

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- An 85-year-old New Hampshire man may have accidentally been exposed to HIV after a hospital mistakenly injected him with an insulin pen previously used on ...

Boy hears live music for the 1st time thanks to cochlear implant

Brenda Lee (DALLAS) -- Sweet video captured the first time a young boy heard live music.According to his parents, Brenda and Cody Lee, Jace Lee, 4, lost his hearing ...

Why internet craze the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly

Tide / Procter & Gamble (NEW YORK) -- Spring cleaning may be several months away, but laundry detergent is making big headlines this week as a dangerous stunt called ...

6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies after bat scratch

iStock/Thinkstock (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The father of a 6-year-old Florida boy who died after trying to save a rabid bat said he's "never loved anyone or anything more."The sick ...

Alabama woman breaks down over husband’s harrowing flu battle

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Felicia York’s said her life turned upside down when her husband was placed in a medically induced coma after falling ill with the flu.Her nightmare ...

Trump's doctor set to brief reporters on presidential physical

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, is expected to brief reporters at the White House Tuesday on the results of President Donald Trump’s first physical ...

Army vet says VA hospital left scalpel inside his abdomen after 2013 surgery

Faxon Law Group (WEST HAVEN, Conn.) -- An Army veteran from Connecticut is suing the VA in U.S. District Court after a scalpel was found inside him from a ...

'Egg-cellent' artist uses a simple ingredient to create Instagram food art

@the_eggshibit/Instagram (NEW YORK) -- One Instagram user is taking a crack at a new art medium.Michele Baldini, 20, whose handle is @the_eggshibit, creates works of art in a frying ...

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

iStock/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago ...

Hurricane Maria's devastation includes national shortage of a critical medical supply

iStock/Thinkstock (SAN JUAN) -- Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico nearly five months ago, but its devastating impact continues to be felt, including in a national shortage of critically ...

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