In a late-night vote taking place during a Democratic sit-in urging action on gun control, the House of Representatives voted to approve a contentious $1.1 billion bill to help stop the spread of Zika that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) described as “a responsible compromise.”
Actress Selma Blair (The People v. O.J. Simpson, Legally Blonde) was hurried from an international flight to a nearby hospital after an outburst.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that three women on the U.S. mainland have given birth to infants with Zika-related birth defects. The CDC’s latest report, released today, also said that three other women chose to abort after discovering that their fetuses had brain damage from the virus.
Early this morning in Orlando, 50 people were shot dead and 53 more wounded at a nightclub in Orlando. Whether you’re local or not, here’s how you can help, or at least find a vigil to attend, like-minded people to be with, or seek a little peace.
Using house-milled wheat flour that costs $1.40 per pound (as opposed to the 20 cents/lb for normal “white” flour), and has shelf life of just about a week, may seem like an unnecessary complication for something as basic and beloved as bread. But several bakeries and restaurants around the country are making the…
In somewhat disquieting news, an extended-release ADHD medication called Adzenys has hit the market, making amphetamines even more tempting than they already are by delivering the drug in chewable, candy-flavored form. This should go well!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are increasingly choosing IUDs and hormonal implants instead of the traditional pill. Over the last decade, IUDs and implant use have risen five times. There are, of course, a number of reasons women are choosing implants and IUDs over traditional…
In what has been described as a “brazenly political act,” House Republicans have changed the name of the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act to the “Zika Vector Control Act.” The House is supposed to vote on the bill, which remains completely unchanged in content, on Tuesday.
On May 8 and 9, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital operated on Thomas Manning, a 64-year-old bank courier, for 15 hours. The result was the first penis transplant ever performed in the United States.
In a pilot study, public hospitals in Paris will now offer money as an incentive for pregnant women to stop smoking. Via the Independent, the program offers pregnant women up to €300 (roughly $350), and is part of a broader initiative designed to reducing the smoking rate among pregnant women in the country.
On Monday evening’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, host Samantha Bee, joined by a snazzily-dressed Patton Oswalt, investigated crisis pregnancy centers that claim to offer pregnant women counseling services, although their primary goal is to discourage these women from seeking abortions.
As much as you might prepare for the birth of your child, chances are something unexpected will happen. Some moms have had glorious orgasms giving birth, while others’ experiences were more torturous. From uncontrollable poops to the need for new shoes, here are the gritty “secrets” about childbirth you might not have…
At the end of every season of The Biggest Loser, there is an unspoken, collective bracing by the contestants and the public. Sixteen contestants have made impressive progress in transforming their bodies, often losing hundreds of pounds and building new muscle. On the show’s ranch, diet and exercise are everything—but…
If your gynecologist has turned down your request for an IUD in the past, it might be time for another try—or another doctor. Older rules said that women who had never given birth shouldn’t get IUDs. That changed years ago, and docs are slowly getting the memo.
If you hate something but beautiful people love it, that thing has to be Good, right? Wrong. So wrong. Damn—so, so wrong. Sad you would even think that, honestly?
Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike’s well-hung teddy bear and recent cameo delight in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, has been hospitalized for complications related to appendicitis. As of Sunday, April 17, he had not yet been discharged.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”