Category Archives: ABC Health News

Olivia Newton-John shares advice to women fighting breast cancer

Olivia Newton-John shares advice to women fighting breast cancer

ONJ FoundationBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK(NEW YORK) — Olivia Newton-John continually uses her platform to advocate for cancer research and now she is taking it a step further with the launch of her new foundation.The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, who is currently battling breast cancer for the third time, launched the Olivia Newton-John Foundation this…Read more »

COVID-19 testing capacity outpacing desire to get swabbed

COVID-19 testing capacity outpacing desire to get swabbed

ABC NewsBY: DEVIN DWYER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, so are the number of options to test for coronavirus infection. The Trump administration says more than 120 million tests will be available in October nationwide. But far fewer Americans are actually being tested: only around 1 million per day, less…Read more »

Could schools be COVID-19 super-spreader sites? Experts still aren’t sure

Could schools be COVID-19 super-spreader sites? Experts still aren’t sure

Burak Sür/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Schools have received a lot of attention during the pandemic, but without a rigorous national effort to collect more and better data it’s too early to tell whether in-person schooling is significantly contributing to COVID-19 transmissions, according to experts and education advocates.Some districts, states and educational groups…Read more »

The last COVID-free counties in America

The last COVID-free counties in America

Johns Hopkins and The U.S. CensusBy ERIN SCHUMAKER and MARK NICHOLS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Americans watched as the novel coronavirus swept through the country this year, eyes glued to colorful maps tracking the virus like a storm as it blasted through New York, spread through meatpacking plants in the Midwest and ravaged schools and…Read more »

Drug overdose deaths rose during the 1st months of 2020: CDC

Drug overdose deaths rose during the 1st months of 2020: CDC

BackyardProduction/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(ATLANTA) — While news coverage of United States’ opioid epidemic has taken a backseat to the coronavirus this year, new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast a grim year for fatal overdoses.During the first three months of 2020, drug overdose deaths rose 10%, according to preliminary estimates…Read more »

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke says group’s new digital platform ‘Act Too’ is ‘an offering directly to survivors’

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke says group’s new digital platform ‘Act Too’ is ‘an offering directly to survivors’

Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The #MeToo movement is releasing a new campaign aimed at giving back to survivors on the third anniversary of the now-famous hashtag going viral.The “Act Too” initiative is a digital platform that contains technology outlining actionable measures one can take or commit…Read more »

Former ‘Bachelorette’ star Becca Kufrin reveals she’s freezing her eggs

Former ‘Bachelorette’ star Becca Kufrin reveals she’s freezing her eggs

Morsa Images/iStockBy ANDREA TUCCILLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin isn’t taking any chances when it comes to her fertility.Following her split from fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen, the 30-year-old revealed in her Instagram Story this week that she’s freezing her eggs.Kufrin and Yrigoyen appeared in season 14 of the The Bachelorette, and announced…Read more »