Category Archives: ABC Health News

CDC shortening recommended COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 7-10 days

CDC shortening recommended COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 7-10 days

2k Studio/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced alternatives to its two-week recommended quarantine period for individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19.The CDC’s 14-day guidance has been one of the more notable standards on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after a potential exposure, along…Read more »

Keke Palmer shares she has PCOS: Here’s what to know about it

Keke Palmer shares she has PCOS: Here’s what to know about it

STEVEN FERDMAN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy MEGAN STONE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Keke Palmer has been struggling to control her acne for her entire adult life and, only now, found out what was triggering her persistent breakouts.After a series of failed medications and treatments, the 27-year-old actress took matters into her own hands and discovered…Read more »

TikTok mom fires back at comments criticizing how she feeds her baby

TikTok mom fires back at comments criticizing how she feeds her baby

Aiselin82/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Baby-led weaning is a method of parents allowing babies to feed themselves hand-held food starting at six months old, as defined by one research report. The method made sense to Graca Walters who grew up in the Congo and said that’s how babies are weaned there.”Basically my…Read more »

Dermatologists share ways to treat and prevent ‘maskne’

Dermatologists share ways to treat and prevent ‘maskne’

Rattankun Thongbun/iStockBy DR. STEPHANIE E. FARBER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague society, many have noticed that it is also plaguing their skin. ‘Maskne,’ the nickname given to the many skin plights arising from prolonged mask wear, is a common concern dermatologists are getting.Dr. Kimberly Jerdan, a board-certified dermatologist and…Read more »

Elected officials criticized for not following own COVID-19 advice

Elected officials criticized for not following own COVID-19 advice

Ksenia Shestakova/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The day before Thanksgiving, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock urged his constituents to remain in their households and refrain from travel during the holiday if they could.That same day, he boarded a plane to join his wife and daughter in Mississippi.The decision ignited calls of hypocrisy, and…Read more »

FDA ‘working day and night’ on COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization, commissioner tells ABC News

FDA ‘working day and night’ on COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization, commissioner tells ABC News

simon2579/iStockBY: CATERINA ANDREANO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn told Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent, that the agency has “all hands on deck” and is “working day and night, and on the weekends” to evaluate and clear multiple coronavirus vaccines for emergency use authorization…Read more »

Coronavirus likely in US as early as December 2019: Study

Coronavirus likely in US as early as December 2019: Study

da-kuk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus may have been present in the United States weeks earlier than scientists realized, according to new government research.While COVID-19 cases were first identified in China in December, the United States did not report its first case until late January.A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious…Read more »

Baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo breaks record

Baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo breaks record

bluecinema/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Molly Everette Gibson may only be less than one month old, but she has already made history.Weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Molly, who was born on Oct. 26 to parents Tina and Ben Gibson, spent more than 27 years frozen as an embryo before being transferred to…Read more »