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FBI (NEW YORK) — When a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday that Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old travel blogger whose remains were recovered in September in a national park, died by strangulation, experts who study intimate partner violence said they saw a recognizable thread. “Strangulation is not talked about as much, but it is a major risk […]

iStock/alvarez (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released sweeping new guidance for the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed, packaged and prepared foods in an attempt to reduce Americans’ consumption. “The FDA is issuing a final guidance, ‘Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium […]

Click_and_Photo/iStock (NEW YORK) — People with diabetes rely on blood glucose devices to monitor their blood sugar levels, but now people who do not have diabetes are tapping into the technology. People without diabetes are using the devices, via apps, to learn more about how their lifestyle habits, like diet and exercise, may be affecting […]

PinkOmelet/iStock (WASHINGTON) — If it’s been six months or more since your second COVID-19 vaccine shot, you may be wondering whether you qualify for a booster. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed an independent panel’s recommendation that older adults, along with those as young as 18 who have an underlying medical […]

iStock/narvikk (NEW YORK) — Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to experience health problems, such as difficulty breathing, compared to infants born to mothers without COVID-19, according to a new study published Monday. The study, published in the Journal Of Maternal-Fetal And Neonatal Medicine, adds a new layer onto the growing […]

Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Beginning next school year, California public schools and colleges will be required to offer free menstrual products in restrooms under a new bill signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bill, called the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021, applies to public schools serving students […]

Ashlee Schwartz (FORT SMITH, Ark.) — Emily Robison was just 22 years old when she died last month due to complications from COVID-19, leaving behind a newborn daughter whom she never met. Robison, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was nearly seven months pregnant when she was hospitalized for COVID-19 in mid-August, according to her husband, Eric […]

zoranm/iStock (PRESIDIO COUNTY, Texas) — Americans remain deeply polarized over the renewed push to get the country vaccinated. Nowhere is such a divide more evident than in Texas, where the vaccination rates tend to vary drastically from county to county. Presidio County — a remote area of southwest Texas, home to approximately 7,800 people — […]

Rawpixel/iStock (NEW YORK) — Children can safely celebrate Halloween this year even as the coronavirus pandemic upends the holiday for the second straight year, according to the nation’s top infectious disease expert. White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Sunday that kids can “go out there and enjoy Halloween,” an approach he […]

Jade Anderson/ABC News (NEW YORK) — Selma Blair is getting candid about living with multiple sclerosis in a new documentary. In Introducing, Selma Blair, the actress opens up about how she is embracing the disease and how she is feeling after undergoing a stem cell transplant in 2019. “At this moment, I’m great,” Blair told […]


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