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Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

(NEW YORK) -- Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors.The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting Sept. 1, the drug store company announced Tuesday in a press release,…... Read More

Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months

(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade -- and in just four months time, according to new data.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there have been 626 confirmed cases of measles so…... Read More

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

(NEW YORK) -- In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception. In honor of National Infertility Awareness week which kicks off Monday, Good Morning America and ABC…... Read More

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

(NEW YORK) -- Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United States is $12,400, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a…... Read More

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

(NEW YORK) -- A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to live hangover free." Ruby Warrington, author of the book Sober Curious:…... Read More

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

(NEW YORK) -- New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.The city's health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order requiring anyone 6 months or older who lived in four specific zip…... Read More

Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk

(NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer.But while 23andMe can screen for the three most well-known…... Read More

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11.Eleven nurses in the hospital's labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time.The due dates for the nurses, one a gestational carrier, span in time from early May to late October. All…... Read More

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

(NEW YORK) -- Along with footage of rehearsals, intimate family moments and reflections on her 2018 monumental Coachella performance, Beyoncé opened up about a very personal aspect of her health in her new documentary.The 23-time Grammy winner and mother of three shared in the Netflix documentary Homecoming that she had…... Read More

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

(SEATTLE) -- After 74 confirmed cases of measles, Washington state politicians are taking action.The state Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted, would revoke the state's vaccination exemption for those who have a personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines.If enacted, the bill wouldn't apply to all vaccines but only…... Read More

Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy

(NEW YORK) -- Fashion maven Nina Garcia, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and a judge on Project Runway opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year, saying she felt in her industry it was "very important to stand up and be like, 'You know…... Read More