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Courtesy of Maria Vibandor Hayes (NEW YORK) — She was an animal lover in Kentucky who was a “bright ray of sunshine” to all who knew her. He was a father of two and “young soul” in Florida who could often be found out on the water on his boat. They were excited about the […]

Courtesy Jessica Baladad (NEW YORK) — A breast cancer survivor has created a mobile app, called Feel For Your Life, to help women conduct breast self-exams. “I found out there were three reasons women weren’t doing self exams,” Jessica Baladad, 36, told Good Morning America. “They were afraid of finding something and not knowing what […]

(File photo) – Pixelimage/iStock (NEW YORK) — Taking a course of a particular antiviral pill over five days, shortly after COVID-19 diagnosis, may slash the risk of being hospitalized or dying of the virus by 50%, according to preliminary results announced by pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback. If this pill — called molnupiravir — is […]

ArtMarie/iStock (ATLANTA) — Pregnant people and people who were recently pregnant or are trying to get pregnant need to prioritize getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an “urgent health advisory” released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, only 31% of pregnant people in the U.S. have been vaccinated against the […]

show999/iStock (DAYTON, Ohio) — Although coronavirus-related hospitalizations are beginning to trend down nationally among all age groups, the rate of pediatric infections remains at an “exceptionally high” level, according to experts. Across the country, federal data shows that nearly 2,000 children are currently hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. In recent weeks, as […]

DebbiSmirnoff/iStock (WASHINGTON) — Several popular baby food brands contain “high levels” of toxic heavy metals — and they are not doing enough to stop the practice, according to a new report released Wednesday by a U.S. House Oversight subcommittee. Brands including Gerber, Plum Organics, Beech-Nut and Walmart are named in the report, which calls on […]

FatCamera/iStock (NEW YORK) — The debate over requiring children to wear masks at schools rages on, but not among doctors or scientists — or teachers. Multiple recent studies have shown that masks effectively slow virus transmission and prevent school closures. Three such studies were just published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly […]

Mlenny/iStock (NEW YORK) — Recent cases of lead poisoning have been associated with the use of traditional or handmade ceramic ware, a recent health advisory from the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene found. On Monday, the department issued an announcement saying that it had identified 15 new cases of lead poisoning in […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — With schools back in session again, many parents around the country on edge — dreading the news of a positive coronavirus case in their children’s classes. Coronavirus outbreaks have led to hundreds temporary school closures across the country, with tens of thousands of students forced to quarantine, just within the first […]

iStock (NEW YORK) — The frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza has been found to contain textured soy protein, a known allergen that is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. Nestle USA Inc. is recalling 27,872 pounds of the pizza product after […]

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