New Mom Colleen Ballinger Shares Her Secret Behind a Smooth Transition into Parenthood

Colleen Ballinger knows becoming a mom for the first time isn’t easy — but having a good partner and a whole lot of laughter certainly helps with the transition! The YouTube star, best known for her persona as Miranda Sings, welcomed her son Flynn Timothy with husband Erik Stocklin last December, and it’s safe to say her life has been […]

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Flight Attendant, 43, Who Contracted Measles on Flight Dies After Battling Disease for 5 Months

A flight attendant who contracted measles sadly died this week following a five-month battle with the infectious disease. Rotem Amitai, a 43-year-old employee for El Al Airlines, passed away on Tuesday after contracting measles at the end of March and falling into a “deep” coma, The Washington Post reports. Amitai was flying from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to […]

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Woman Wakes from Coma to Find Legs and Arms Have Been Amputated Due to an Infection from Dog Saliva

An Ohio woman says she was in disbelief when she woke up from a 10-day coma to learn that both her legs and arms have been amputated after contracting an intense infection from her dog’s saliva. Marie Trainer — who spent a total of 80 days in the hospital — told Fox 8 Cleveland that she has no recollection of […]

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43 million Americans — said to include R. Kelly — struggle to read and write

George is a 79-year-old retiree who ran a car detailing business for two decades, repaired airplanes, served as a deacon in his church and has nine children. Brittani Bellamy is a 28-year-old who just recently got her own apartment, is practicing to get her driver’s license and works at Universal Studios. They may not be at similar stages in their […]

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Whitney Way Thore Slams People Congratulating Her for Losing Weight

Whitney Way Thore could not care less about how much she weighs — and she doesn’t want anyone else caring about the number either. The star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life slammed her Instagram commenters for speculating that she lost weight and congratulating her for doing so, even though Thore has never said she did. Speaking directly to her […]

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Britney Spears Challenges Herself to an Extra 15 Minutes on the Treadmill: 'I Literally Hate It'

Britney Spears is passing her own fitness challenges with flying colors. The pop star has long been known to share her workouts with her Instagram followers, and on Monday, she revealed she had successfully challenged herself to spend a little extra time with one thing she typically dreads: the treadmill. Spears, 37, posted a video on Monday that she filmed […]

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Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo’s first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people. The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago. The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had […]

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Scientists eliminate HIV from animal’s genome for the first time; indicate possible cure for HIV

Current HIV treatment focuses on the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART suppresses HIV replication but does not eliminate the virus from the body. Therefore, ART is not a cure for HIV, and it requires life-long use. For the first time, researchers have eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. […]

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Diarrhea-Causing Illness from Swimming Pools — Known as 'Crypto' — Is on the Rise, CDC Says

If you’re headed to the pool this summer, make sure it’s one you trust before you dive in: According to the Centers for Disease Control, outbreaks are on the rise of a diarrheal illness from swimming pools. Outbreaks of the parasite cryptosporidium, known as crypto, have increased year after year, the CDC says in a new report. Crypto is “the […]

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Model Belle Lucia Says Bullies Who Criticize Her 6-Month Pregnancy Bump Have a ‘Sad Life’

Model Belle Lucia wants the people who spend time on Instagram criticizing the size of her baby bump to find a new activity. The mom-to-be, who has spent much of her six months of pregnancy defending herself from critics who say her bump is too small, called them out in her Instagram story on Tuesday. “If you’re spending your time […]

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