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Thousands of US cities and counties in federal opioid lawsuit file for class status

iStock/WoodysPhotos(NEW YORK) -- Thousands of U.S. counties, cities and villages filed for class action status in a massive, multi-district litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies on Friday.New York's Albany County and New Jersey's Bergen County, as well   ... Read More

Rabies in humans comes from bats most of the time, not dogs

iStock/CreativeNature_nl(NEW YORK) -- When you think about rabies, you might consider dogs or raccoons to be the first ones to pass the viral disease, but according to a new report, you’re more likely to get it from bats.Rabies   ... Read More

NY bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York is now the latest state to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations amid the ongoing measles outbreak.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the removal into law Thursday, noting that the Empire State is in the midst   ... Read More

Ahead of Father’s Day, Census Bureau releases new insights on fatherhood

Vasyl Dolmatov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With Father’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday published some statistics that offer a glimpse into what fatherhood looks like.

The first Census Bureau report took statistics from the 2014   ... Read More

Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

alexialex/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis.

People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic every week,   ... Read More

Jessica Biel clarifies stance on vaccines: ‘I support children getting vaccinations’

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After a wave of reports this week positioned Jessica Biel as taking a stand against children getting vaccinations, the mother and actress took to social media to set the record straight.

Biel, who   ... Read More

France’s Parliament to debate IVF for single women, lesbian couples

boggy22/iStock(PARIS) -- France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced to the National Assembly on Wednesday that by the end of September Parliament will be examining a bioethics bill that will include an extension of medically assisted reproduction — such as   ... Read More

The benefits of drinking herbal tea

solidcolours/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you've more than likely seen a post from an influencer or celebrity promoting a "detox" tea for weight loss.

The companies making the teas claim drinking them will help you slim   ... Read More

New Facebook feature helps people donate blood by connecting them with blood banks

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is making a play for your blood.

The social media giant launched a "Blood Donations" feature in the United States on Wednesday to connect blood donors with blood banks, including America’s Blood Centers, the American   ... Read More

A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn’t work, even for twins, gene study finds

marilyna/iStockBY: DR. VANESSA CUTLER

(NEW YORK) -- Once thought to be unattainable, an individualized nutrition plan based on a person’s specific metabolism, genetics and lifestyle may soon be a reality, according to researchers.

Those researchers, from King’s College London   ... Read More

Illinois latest state to increase abortion rights in 2019

SOURCE: GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE | (ABC Photo Illustration)(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The abortion debate in America has been dominated by news that conservative lawmakers in 11 states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, have approved sweeping new abortion bans, which are being   ... Read More

Former soccer star Hope Solo reveals miscarriage: ‘The doctor said I was hours from dying’

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former soccer star Hope Solo is opening up about recently about nearly losing her life after suffering a miscarriage.

The self-proclaimed "polarizing" figure, 37, has had a slew of incidents   ... Read More

More than half of fathers receive criticism on parenting style: Study

jacoblund/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Father's Day is right around the corner -- when paternal figures are honored and celebrated.

But a new survey published by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that more than half of fathers   ... Read More

Woman who carried twins for twin sister who couldn’t get pregnant gives birth

Whitney Bliesner(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A woman who served as the surrogate for her sister has just welcomed two healthy babies.

Whitney Bliesner is now a new mom to twins thanks to her own twin, Jill Noe, who carried the   ... Read More

PrEP for preventing HIV infection should be offered to anyone at risk: USPSTF

nito100/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After experts have made great strides in treating people with HIV over the past few decades, an influential panel of primary care physicians and public health professionals is making a strong recommendation to help prevent the   ... Read More

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Thousands of US cities and counties in federal opioid lawsuit file for class status

iStock/WoodysPhotos(NEW YORK) -- Thousands of U.S. counties, cities and villages filed for class action status in a massive, multi-district litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies on Friday.New York's Albany County and New Jersey's Bergen County, as well   ... Read More

Rabies in humans comes from bats most of the time, not dogs

iStock/CreativeNature_nl(NEW YORK) -- When you think about rabies, you might consider dogs or raccoons to be the first ones to pass the viral disease, but according to a new report, you’re more likely to get it from bats.Rabies   ... Read More

NY bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York is now the latest state to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations amid the ongoing measles outbreak.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the removal into law Thursday, noting that the Empire State is in the midst   ... Read More

Ahead of Father’s Day, Census Bureau releases new insights on fatherhood

Vasyl Dolmatov/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With Father’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday published some statistics that offer a glimpse into what fatherhood looks like.

The first Census Bureau report took statistics from the 2014   ... Read More

Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

alexialex/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis.

People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic every week,   ... Read More

Jessica Biel clarifies stance on vaccines: ‘I support children getting vaccinations’

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After a wave of reports this week positioned Jessica Biel as taking a stand against children getting vaccinations, the mother and actress took to social media to set the record straight.

Biel, who   ... Read More

France’s Parliament to debate IVF for single women, lesbian couples

boggy22/iStock(PARIS) -- France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced to the National Assembly on Wednesday that by the end of September Parliament will be examining a bioethics bill that will include an extension of medically assisted reproduction — such as   ... Read More

The benefits of drinking herbal tea

solidcolours/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you've more than likely seen a post from an influencer or celebrity promoting a "detox" tea for weight loss.

The companies making the teas claim drinking them will help you slim   ... Read More

New Facebook feature helps people donate blood by connecting them with blood banks

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is making a play for your blood.

The social media giant launched a "Blood Donations" feature in the United States on Wednesday to connect blood donors with blood banks, including America’s Blood Centers, the American   ... Read More

A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn’t work, even for twins, gene study finds

marilyna/iStockBY: DR. VANESSA CUTLER

(NEW YORK) -- Once thought to be unattainable, an individualized nutrition plan based on a person’s specific metabolism, genetics and lifestyle may soon be a reality, according to researchers.

Those researchers, from King’s College London   ... Read More

Illinois latest state to increase abortion rights in 2019

SOURCE: GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE | (ABC Photo Illustration)(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The abortion debate in America has been dominated by news that conservative lawmakers in 11 states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, have approved sweeping new abortion bans, which are being   ... Read More

Former soccer star Hope Solo reveals miscarriage: ‘The doctor said I was hours from dying’

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former soccer star Hope Solo is opening up about recently about nearly losing her life after suffering a miscarriage.

The self-proclaimed "polarizing" figure, 37, has had a slew of incidents   ... Read More

More than half of fathers receive criticism on parenting style: Study

jacoblund/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Father's Day is right around the corner -- when paternal figures are honored and celebrated.

But a new survey published by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that more than half of fathers   ... Read More

Woman who carried twins for twin sister who couldn’t get pregnant gives birth

Whitney Bliesner(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A woman who served as the surrogate for her sister has just welcomed two healthy babies.

Whitney Bliesner is now a new mom to twins thanks to her own twin, Jill Noe, who carried the   ... Read More

PrEP for preventing HIV infection should be offered to anyone at risk: USPSTF

nito100/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After experts have made great strides in treating people with HIV over the past few decades, an influential panel of primary care physicians and public health professionals is making a strong recommendation to help prevent the   ... Read More

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