Teen receives historic double-lung transplant due to vaping-related illness

peterspiro/iStock(DETROIT) -- A Michigan teen was facing "imminent death" when he received a historic double lung transplant as a result of a vaping-related illness, doctors said. A Michigan teen was facing "imminent...

Flesh-eating bacteria that resulted in quadruple amputation reveals deadlier new strain

ClaudioVentrella/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Multiple strains of bacteria can combine to create a potentially deadly flesh-eating infection, according to a newly published case by researchers. When a patient arrived at a...

Trump signals flexibility on plans to ban flavored vaping products amid pushback from industry

PavelKant/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has indicated that he may be open to stepping back from a full ban on flavored vaping products, saying on Twitter that he will meet with pro-vaping advocates and...

Marijuana Use Rising Among College Students

There are 44 Colleges in the state of Nebraska and according to a new study, students at these colleges and schools across the country are putting down cigarettes in favor of joints.

25k Pounds of Pizza Toppings Recalled

Pizza toppings brand Ezzo Sausage Company is recalling 25,000 pounds of meat following a possible listeria contamination.

Brain scans show the minds of girls and boys are similar in math

Ridofranz/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As more and more advocates and organizations work to dispel the myths that boys are better at math than girls or that women don't belong in STEM fields, new data is supporting their case. ...

Insomnia Could Cause Greater Risk for Heart Disease

Sleep is an essential part of our lives, and our body's ability to recharge and repair itself.

13-Year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs dies after asthma attack, family says

Davizro/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A 13-year-old Broadway actress, Laurel Griggs, has died after an apparently fatal asthma attack. Laurel appeared in the Tony award-winning show, Once. The musical shared news of the star's...

New measles case reported in metro Atlanta

ABC News Photo Illustration, Adapted from the LexisNexis StateNet Database and the Immunization Action Coalition, May 2019 (ABC News)(ATLANTA) -- Cobb County, a suburban part of Atlanta, Georgia, confirmed a case of...

Anti-vaccine leaders targeting minority becomes growing concern at NYC forum

baona/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Despite decades of rigorous research, proving time and time again that vaccines are safe, and copious evidence that vaccines work, saving an estimated 732,000 children’s lives and preventing...

Results of 10-year-study link insomnia with heart disease and stroke

yanyong/iStockBy Dr. Angelo Landriscina (NEW YORK) --  People who have trouble sleeping may be at higher risk of heart disease and stroke according to a new study published today in the medical journal Neurology. ...

CDC identifies Vitamin E Acetate as a 'strong culprit' in vaping related illnesses and deaths

sestovic/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Officials have identified Vitamin E Acetate as a "strong culprit" in the vaping-related lung injuries that left thousands sick and 39 people dead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

5-Year-old credited with saving mom's life when her blood sugar got too low

ABCNews.com(HOUSTON) -- A young boy is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking helped save his mother's life. Chelsie Montemayor was unresponsive last Friday due to dangerously low blood sugar and her 5-year-old son...

Eating Red/Processed Meat Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men and women.

White House says to expect announcement on ban of flavored vape products next week

HAZEMMKAMAL/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration will announce the details of a possible ban on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products next week, President Donald Trump said Friday. "We're going to be coming...

Mom keeps fighting to cure daughter's rare disease

United MSD Foundation(NEW YORK) -- There is not enough time in the day for Amber Olsen. An average day for this mother means working as a business owner of the staffing company, Nextaff Gulf Coast, taking care of her two...

Wisconsin state Assembly passes slate of suicide prevention bills

Jason_Ray_Photography/iStock(MADISON, Wis.) -- Wisconsin state Assembly Republicans passed a slate of laws aimed at suicide prevention Thursday, in response to rising suicide rates in the state. "Every one of us,...

Sculpture honoring trans, gender nonconforming communities unveiled in New York City

FotoCuisinette/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Artist Rubem Robierb’s sleek white sculpture of massive butterfly wings certainly makes a statement. "In tribute to the strength and bravery of the trans [and gender nonconforming]...

Teen 'Jeopardy!' champ donates $10K to cancer research in Alex Trebek's honor

ThitareeSarmkasat/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The category is: Cancer research, for $10,000. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Avi Gupta, a teen Jeopardy! champ who took home $100,000 over the summer, has donated...

These 20 names are predicted to be the top baby names of 2020

Kwangmoozaa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Move over Sophia and Isabelle -- Adah is coming to a nursery near you. The name is predicted by popular baby naming web site Nameberry to be the "top girl name of 2020." The site bases its...

Wood River accident victim identified

Wood River accident victim identified

Vargas Running for Re-Election, Wants Raises for Lawmakers

Vargas Running for Re-Election, Wants Raises for Lawmakers

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Trial scheduled for midwife blamed for death of baby

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Man dies after vehicle runs off Kearney County road

Palmer Veterans Memorial has hopes of expansion

Palmer Veterans Memorial has hopes of expansion

Falls City Sacred Heart rolls over Bloomfield in D2 quarterfinals

Falls City Sacred Heart rolls over Bloomfield in D2 quarterfinals

Perry Wins Nebraska's Toughest Mile

Perry Wins Nebraska's Toughest Mile

List: 2019 Class D1-2 All-District Football Teams

List: 2019 Class D1-2 All-District Football Teams

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 12

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Nov. 12

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish