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CDC confirms case of blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ confirmed in Delaware

CDC(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a 2018 case in which a blood-sucking insect known as a "kissing bug" bit a child in the face.

In July 2018, the family requested help from the   ... Read More

WHO: Children under 5 should get no more than 1 hour a day of screen time

iStock(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on the importance of physical activity and adequate sleep for young children, which includes recommendations on how little screen time they should get.

One of the most   ... Read More

Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors.

The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting   ... Read More

‘Fertility warriors’: How one family’s IVF journey led to embryo adoption

The dKol la femme Project(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one out of every eight couples in the U.S. are affected by infertility. For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to   ... Read More

The ABCs of infertility: Here’s how people are getting pregnant in 2019

PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In the 40 years since the world's first "test tube baby" was born, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, has become a household word.

But IVF is now also no longer the only option for people who   ... Read More

10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’

Cathryn Hinesley(NEW YORK) -- A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year's winner of a national handwriting competition.

Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.   ... Read More

Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade -- and in just four months time, according to new data.

The Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

katleho Seisa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception.

In honor of National   ... Read More

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

milanvirijevic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.

The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United   ... Read More

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

aprilante/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to   ... Read More

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.

The city's health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order   ... Read More

Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk

JasonDoiy/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or   ... Read More

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Miami Valley Hospital(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11.

Eleven nurses in the hospital's labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time.

The due dates for the   ... Read More

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

Kevin Winter/PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Along with footage of rehearsals, intimate family moments and reflections on her 2018 monumental Coachella performance, Beyoncé opened up about a very personal aspect of her health in her new documentary.   ... Read More

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(SEATTLE) -- After 74 confirmed cases of measles, Washington state politicians are taking action.

The state Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted, would revoke the state's vaccination exemption for those who have a personal or philosophical   ... Read More

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CDC confirms case of blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ confirmed in Delaware

CDC(WASHINGTON) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed a 2018 case in which a blood-sucking insect known as a "kissing bug" bit a child in the face.

In July 2018, the family requested help from the   ... Read More

WHO: Children under 5 should get no more than 1 hour a day of screen time

iStock(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on the importance of physical activity and adequate sleep for young children, which includes recommendations on how little screen time they should get.

One of the most   ... Read More

Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors.

The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting   ... Read More

‘Fertility warriors’: How one family’s IVF journey led to embryo adoption

The dKol la femme Project(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one out of every eight couples in the U.S. are affected by infertility. For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to   ... Read More

The ABCs of infertility: Here’s how people are getting pregnant in 2019

PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In the 40 years since the world's first "test tube baby" was born, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, has become a household word.

But IVF is now also no longer the only option for people who   ... Read More

10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’

Cathryn Hinesley(NEW YORK) -- A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year's winner of a national handwriting competition.

Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.   ... Read More

Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade -- and in just four months time, according to new data.

The Centers for Disease Control   ... Read More

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

katleho Seisa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception.

In honor of National   ... Read More

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

milanvirijevic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.

The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United   ... Read More

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

aprilante/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to   ... Read More

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.

The city's health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order   ... Read More

Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk

JasonDoiy/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or   ... Read More

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Miami Valley Hospital(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11.

Eleven nurses in the hospital's labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time.

The due dates for the   ... Read More

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

Kevin Winter/PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Along with footage of rehearsals, intimate family moments and reflections on her 2018 monumental Coachella performance, Beyoncé opened up about a very personal aspect of her health in her new documentary.   ... Read More

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(SEATTLE) -- After 74 confirmed cases of measles, Washington state politicians are taking action.

The state Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted, would revoke the state's vaccination exemption for those who have a personal or philosophical   ... Read More

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