Public Health Emergency Declared in Flint, MI After Water Crisis

iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- There's lead in Flint's water system, and state officials are working to get rid of it.On Friday, officials in Michigan released a new plan to fix the water system in Flint, Michigan, after reports last week surfaced say

Keytruda Approved by FDA to Treat Most Common Form of Lung Cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A drug to treat advanced stages of the most common form of lung cancer gets approved.On Friday, the Federal Drug Administration announced the approval of Merck & Co.'s Keytruda drug used to treat patients with advanced

Young Boy Gets 'Life-Changing' Plastic Surgery for 'Elf Ears'

Mobley Foundation for Charitable Surgery(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Gage Berger, a 6-year-old boy in Utah, recently got "life-changing" plastic surgery after suffering "years of bullying from kids who called him elf ears," according to his parents.Prior to cosmet

'Miracle' Dog Falls 11 Stories From Balcony and Survives, Owner Says

Kimberly Bellinger(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- A dog that fell 11 stories from a Florida balcony and survived is being called a "miracle" dog.Kimberly Bellinger was visiting her mom in West Palm Beach with her 12-year-old Pekingese Bonzo when the pooch fell

Danny Pintauro Opens Up About Learning He Was HIV-Positive

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When former Who's the Boss? star Danny Pintauro scheduled a routine physical three years ago, he didn't realize that he was sick.So, when he got a call from his doctor on his lunch break shortly thereafter, he wasn't prepared for the

Couple Turns Hospital ICU Into Wedding Chapel as Groom Battles Cancer

Mary Lou Dodson/Vanderbilt University Medical Center(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — An intensive care unit was recently turned into wedding chapel for one couple anxious to get married before it was too late.Caleb Hanby and Bethany Davidson were married at the

Your Body: Do Ellipticals Burn More Calories Than Walking?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor It’s the calorie conscious question that’s plagued us for decades: What’s better? Walking or using the elliptical?According to recent estimates by the Mayo Clin

Report: Minorities More at Risk to Suffer from Diabetes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report indicates that diabetes is rising in the United States, and minority groups are more at risk.According to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the percentage of Americans suffering

Could Breakthrough Find Lead to Exercise in a Bottle?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Scientists at the University of Sydney have successfully mapped 1,000 molecular reactions to exercise, a discovery that researchers say could lead to drugs that mimic the health benefits of exercise for people — w

Surviving Pets Show Another Side of California's Wildfires

UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (SAN FRANCISCO) -- It is hard to forget the images from California’s recent wildfires. As the flames tore through the northern part of California, families were forced to leave everything and flee their

FDA: 'All-Natural' Alternatives for ED Medication Could Be Dangerous

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that dietary supplements meant to improve sexual performance may contain ingredients that are found in prescription erectile dysfunction pills like Viagra, Cialis an

Teen Dies After Ingesting Synthetic Psychedelic Drug, Police Say

The Snyder Family(MINNEAPOLIS) -- A Minnesota teen has died after ingesting a synthetic psychedelic drug, police said Thursday.Alexander Snyder was found face up in a marsh on Sunday by police officers after he was reported missing, police said, noting th

Your Body: Can Stress Affect Fertility?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor From headaches to high blood pressure, stress can take a toll on you. But now, there are growing concerns that stress can also affect fertility.A study from Ohio State University

How "Dr. Ken" Star Ken Jeong's Acting Career Helped His Wife Beat Cancer

ABC(NEW YORK) — They say laughter is the best medicine and it turns out that’s exactly what one of the most iconic comedic roles — Mr. Chow in The Hangover — became for actor Ken Jeong and his wife, Tran, when they faced the unthin

Car Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect in England, Wales

sestovic/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Beginning Thursday, it is illegal to smoke in a vehicle with an individual under the age of 18 present in England and Wales.Legislation passed over the summer, which goes into effect on Thursday, makes it illegal to s

Medicare Paid $30M for Ambulance 'Mystery Rides,' Audit Says

Glen Jones/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A recent federal audit has uncovered that in the first six months of 2012, $30 million was billed to Medicare for some ambulance transports later termed "mystery rides" because agents could not determine whether

One Dead in Latest Cluster of Legionnaires' Disease in NYC

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One person has died in connection to the latest cluster of Legionnaires' disease in New York City, the city's health department said on Wednesday.Twelve other cases have been identified in the cluster, which originated in th

Football Player's Death Highlights Difficulty of Diagnosing Internal Injuries

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The death of a 17-year-old football player has drawn attention to a rare type of injury that can be deadly.Evan Murray died last Friday shortly after taking repeated tackles during a game.Autopsy findings released Monday rev
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics October 2nd-9th 2015
Monday October 5th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - Penn State Cooperative Extension/Blair County Facebook Tuesday October 6th David Ickes Wednesday October 7th Harry Rinker, host of "Whatcha' Got?" (Sundays 5-7am...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics Sept 28th-Oct 2nd 2015
Monday September 28th James Bovard, author and journalist His U.S. News & World Report article, The End of the Christopher Columbus Foundation? Not So Fast James Bovard's Blog Jason Hanson, author "Spy Secrets That Can Save Your...
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