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The benefits of drinking herbal tea

(NEW YORK) -- Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you've more than likely seen a post from an influencer or celebrity promoting a "detox" tea for weight loss.The companies making the teas claim drinking them will help you slim down.The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has spoken out against celebrities who…... Read More

New Facebook feature helps people donate blood by connecting them with blood banks

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is making a play for your blood. The social media giant launched a "Blood Donations" feature in the United States on Wednesday to connect blood donors with blood banks, including America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross, Inova, New York Blood Center, Rock River Valley Blood…... Read More

A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn't work, even for twins, gene study finds

BY: DR. VANESSA CUTLER(NEW YORK) -- Once thought to be unattainable, an individualized nutrition plan based on a person’s specific metabolism, genetics and lifestyle may soon be a reality, according to researchers.Those researchers, from King’s College London and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced preliminary results from their Predict study at the…... Read More

Illinois latest state to increase abortion rights in 2019

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- The abortion debate in America has been dominated by news that conservative lawmakers in 11 states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri, have approved sweeping new abortion bans, which are being legally challenged from going into effect.But other states have moved in the opposite direction -- and Illinois…... Read More

Former soccer star Hope Solo reveals miscarriage: 'The doctor said I was hours from dying'

(NEW YORK) -- Former soccer star Hope Solo is opening up about recently about nearly losing her life after suffering a miscarriage.The self-proclaimed "polarizing" figure, 37, has had a slew of incidents off the field, but in an interview with Elle magazine, she focuses on her life now with her…... Read More

More than half of fathers receive criticism on parenting style: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Father's Day is right around the corner -- when paternal figures are honored and celebrated.But a new survey published by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that more than half of fathers believe they are judged harshly as parents. Overall, 52 percent reported receiving…... Read More

Woman who carried twins for twin sister who couldn't get pregnant gives birth

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A woman who served as the surrogate for her sister has just welcomed two healthy babies. Whitney Bliesner is now a new mom to twins thanks to her own twin, Jill Noe, who carried the children for Bliesner due to a rare health condition that prevented her…... Read More

PrEP for preventing HIV infection should be offered to anyone at risk: USPSTF

(NEW YORK) -- After experts have made great strides in treating people with HIV over the past few decades, an influential panel of primary care physicians and public health professionals is making a strong recommendation to help prevent the spread of the disease by encouraging anyone at risk to take…... Read More

Over 100 hospital employees line halls to honor late nurse who became organ donor

(PITTSBURGH) -- A Pennsylvania nurse who devoted her 30-year career to saving patients' lives continued to do so after her death as an organ donor, and she received a touching final send-off from her colleagues.Mary Desin, 58, died May 31 after a brain aneurysm. Throughout the years, Desin had established…... Read More

Why you really shouldn't sleep near your phone: Artificial light at night linked to weight gain in women in new study

(NEW YORK) -- Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found.Women who slept with a light or even the TV on were 17 percent more likely to have gained 11 pounds over…... Read More

Mom says she was kicked out of public pool for breastfeeding

(HOUSTON) -- A Texas mother says she was forced to leave a public pool for breastfeeding her baby.Misty Daugereaux went to the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City, about 40 miles southeast of Houston, with her two young sons and her nephew on Sunday. Her 10-month-old got hungry…... Read More

Turning their mess into a message: Robin Roberts, Sheryl Sandberg on trauma and loss

(NEW YORK) -- Success and fame do not make you invincible.Trauma and loss don't care how perfect your life looks from the outside, and reclaiming your life is a challenge for everyone. But a journey of deep introspection and healing can get you there. That's the message in this week's…... Read More

Missouri's only abortion clinic allowed to keep operating

(ST. LOUIS) -- A circuit court judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction that will allow Missouri's only remaining abortion clinic to continue operations. The court has ordered the state's health department to make a decision about renewing the clinic's license by June 21, according to Planned Parenthood."Today’s decision is…... Read More

Parents may be the secret weapon in the battle against childhood obesity: Study

(NEW YORK) --   About 14 million children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese.Being overweight as a child is associated with obesity as an adult. What is even more concerning is that since 1970s, rates of childhood obesity have tripled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Overweight…... Read More