Kate Hudson Defends Her Role as WW Ambassador: ‘My Struggle Is Not in Weight Loss’

Kate Hudson thinks she’s a great fit for WW, even if others have questioned her new role as an ambassador for the wellness company. The 39-year-old actress experienced some backlash in December after partnering with WW, formerly Weight Watchers, with some people saying she wasn’t a good role model for weight loss. But Hudson said Thursday that WW is more […]

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Women in the U.S. Are Having Fewer Babies, Says CDC

U.S. fertility rates are relatively low from coast to coast, according to new data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The report looked at total fertility rates, or the number of children that a group of 1,000 women could be expected to have over their lifetimes given current age-specific birth rates. As […]

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Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a […]

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Mom of 6-Year-Old Who Developed Flesh-Eating Bacteria Warns Parents: ‘Never Take Anything Lightly’

The mom of a 6-year-old boy who developed a flesh-eating bacteria is warning other parents to take their child’s injuries seriously. Melissa Evans, from Pike County in Mississippi, said her son Chance Wade mentioned pain in his leg, but they waited three days before taking him to the doctor. “My son had initially hurt himself, and he was complaining about […]

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Demi Lovato's Sister Slams the Singer's Body Shamers: 'My Sister Is Beautiful'

Demi Lovato’s sister has her back! After the singer, 26, was body shamed online, her older sister Dallas came to the rescue and fired back at critics. Dallas, 30, responded in a live video on Instagram. “Ya know what? Here’s another thing. I’m just saying. To all the f—ing tabloids out there right now calling my sister fat, go f— […]

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Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it’ll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The […]

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Chickenpox Outbreak at North Carolina school with High Anti-Vaccination Rate Leaves Dozens Sick

A school in Asheville, North Carolina, has been inundated with dozens of cases of the chickenpox following high rates of parents refusing to vaccinate their children, claiming religious exemption, according to multiple outlets. Asheville Waldorf School teaches children from preschool to sixth grade. At the beginning of November, more than 28 children had been infected, and by this past Friday, […]

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CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. Interested in E.coli? “CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until […]

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Muslim concern about vaccine fuels Thai measles outbreak

Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country’s southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September. Officials blame the comeback of the disease on low vaccination rates in the south caused by misconceptions among the Muslim population about the nature of the vaccine. Islam prohibits the consumption […]

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