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

(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 as Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Phoenix are just a…... Read More

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

(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, which is the equivalent of a credit card, according to an analysis…... Read More

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

(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 lobbied against California vaccination bill SB276 on Wednesday, clarified her stance by saying that she…... Read More

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

(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 in-vitro fertilization — for all women, including those who are single…... Read More

The benefits of drinking herbal tea

(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 down.The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has spoken out against celebrities who…... Read More

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

(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 Red Cross, Inova, New York Blood Center, Rock River Valley Blood…... Read More

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

BY: 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 and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced preliminary results from their Predict study at the…... Read More

Illinois latest state to increase abortion rights in 2019

(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 legally challenged from going into effect.But other states have moved in the opposite direction -- and Illinois…... Read More

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

(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 off the field, but in an interview with Elle magazine, she focuses on her life now with her…... Read More

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

(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 believe they are judged harshly as parents. Overall, 52 percent reported receiving…... Read More

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

(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 children for Bliesner due to a rare health condition that prevented her…... Read More