Health Top Stories

2-year-old awaits lifesaving liver transplant

For almost two years, his entire life, Xander Barr has been a fighter.

AIDS HIV generic

iStock Image

UNICEF: Teen AIDS deaths tripled since 2000

The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled in the last 15 years despite efforts to curb infections, with the majority of cases reported in sub-Sahara Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund announced Friday.


Rich Brooks/CNN

E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.

Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The majority of the case...

breast cancer pink ribbon on woman's white tank top


8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast cancer.

Gifford 2 via CNN

Family: Frank Gifford suffered from CTE

The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

"While Frank passed away from...

Components of digestive system staff. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. Licensed via Commons

Girl has rare pancreas, liver, small bowel transplant

While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.

"She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth," says Kyree's mother, Nan ...


Rich Brooks/CNN

Number of people in latest E. coli outbreak expected to grow

SEATTLE (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of people affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves.

bottle of pills spilling out, medicine

Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

Kissing bug


Just how deadly is the kissing bug?

Deadly kissing bugs. You may have seen them popping up recently in your Facebook feed -- similar in appearance to a cockroach -- as reports are shared about the insects possibly invading a state near you. But, just how deadly are they?

Disabled care centers forced to close in Osage Co

Two Mid-MO disabled care facilities to close

ABC 17 News has confirmed two Mid-Missouri care facilities for the disabled are being forced to close their doors. 

Latest Health Videos

Latest Slideshows


ABC 17 News Most Popular Stories


ABC 17 Toolbox