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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

'Patient zero' of Michigan measles outbreak thought he was immune: Doctor

(NEW YORK) -- The man who is believed to have brought the ongoing measles outbreak to Michigan thought he was immune to the disease, according to a doctor who spoke with him.The man, who remains unidentified but is believed to be "patient zero" in Michigan, traveled to the Great Lake…... Read More

Infants cured of 'bubble boy' immune disease with experimental gene therapy

(NEW YORK) -- “Cure” is an elusive word, but it’s exactly what researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are calling their treatment for the most common form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare immune diseases that you might know better as “bubble boy” disease.This form of…... Read More

60 arrested across 5 states in 'Appalachia' opioid takedown

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced Wednesday that 60 people across five states, including more than 30 physicians, were charged in connection with millions of illegal prescription opioids in a takedown by its "Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force."The states are Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.…... Read More

More screen time linked to higher risk of ADHD in preschool-aged children: Study

(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- The next time you think about passing your preschooler a smartphone or tablet at the dinner table to keep them entertained, you might want to think twice.A new study out of the University of Alberta has found that by the age of 5, children who spent two…... Read More

Abortion rights group asks SCOTUS to strike Louisiana admitting privileges law

(WASHINGTON) -- Abortion rights advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to summarily strike down a controversial Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.The court in February, by a 5-4 vote, temporarily put the law on hold – hours before it was…... Read More

Rumors swirl that Duchess Meghan may give birth at home

(NEW YORK) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is due to give birth any day.While she and Prince Harry await their first child, the world is waiting to find out where exactly Meghan will give birth. Buckingham Palace has revealed only that the birth will be private, with an announcement…... Read More

New study reveals the possible dangers of long commutes during pregnancy

(NEW YORK) -- From what to eat to how to exercise to what position in which to sleep, there's a lot for pregnant women to think about. Thanks to a new study, now they can add commutes to that list.The longer the commute for a pregnant woman, the worse outcomes…... Read More

19-year-old woman meets 22-year-old stranger who donated his liver to her

(HAMDEN, Conn.) -- An emotional reunion more than three months in the making took place live on Good Morning America when a 19-year-old girl met the complete stranger who gave her his liver.Madison Ricci, 19, and Jaelin Highsmith, 22, underwent a liver transplant surgery in December that took a total…... Read More

Staggering number of measles cases in US just part of 300% global uptick

(NEW YORK) -- The measles outbreak that continues to spread across the U.S. is just one of many that are going on around the world this year.The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that preliminary global data shows that reported cases of measles are up by 300 percent in the first…... Read More

Bebe Rexha reveals bipolar disorder: 'I’m not ashamed anymore'

(NEW YORK) -- Singer Bebe Rexha has revealed she has bipolar disorder. In a series of emotional tweets, she opened up about her diagnosis and said she’s “not ashamed anymore.”“For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick,” she wrote. “Why I felt lows that made me…... Read More

Debunking sleep myths that may be compromising your health

(NEW YORK) -- Sleep deprivation is a public health crisis, with potentially serious complications down the road for people not getting enough rest. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of Americans sleep fewer than seven hours nightly. So why do so many people…... Read More

Researchers develop first printed 3D heart in major scientific breakthrough

(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- For the first time in history, scientists have created a three-dimensional, fully vascularized human heart. The biomedically engineered heart was created using a 3D printer by researchers at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel.Modeled on a human patient, the 3D heart “[matches] the immunological, cellular,…... Read More