Breastfeeding benefits mom, baby and the environment

kate_sept2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal. "It benefits all of society,"...

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Everything you need to know but were too nervous to ask

Srisakorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage -- the loss of a pregnancy in any trimester -- is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic in our culture. Statistics differ, but according to...

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

iStock/Eugeneonline(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients' prescriptions suddenly could do more...

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new...

'Freak Shakes' are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

Julie Curry, owner of Bake'n Babes(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser. “It felt really good," recipient...

'Weed moms' are the new 'wine moms'

Nastasic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Are weed moms the new wine moms? Though "wine mom" culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows...

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet turtles in 13 states: CDC

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A salmonella outbreak in 13 states has been linked to pet turtles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Babies at higher risk of heart defects if dad drinks alcohol before conception: Study

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Does a dad's drinking matter as much as a mom's before conception? Researchers in China believe that a father's alcohol intake may actually affect a future child more than a mother's. They completed a...

Nurse alleges colleagues misused Benadryl to put patients to sleep: Lawsuit

(WEST ORANGE, N.J.) -- A nurse in New Jersey is suing a hospital, claiming that she was taken off the schedule and eventually pushed out of her job on an adult psychiatry unit after she reported to higher-ups that some...

People in rural areas face long drives for opioid addiction treatments

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Sophie Turner blasts diet culture and detox teas ads

petrunjela/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Influencers who stand by their detox product compelled Sophie Turner to speak out, and she spilled the proverbial tea on the weight-loss industry. Detox teas are somewhat of a hot-button...

How life changes like childbirth, menstruation affect women's mental health

MangoStar_Studio/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Women know the drill: They start menstruating as teenagers, or earlier, and have the ability to become pregnant, and then as they age they lose both their period and childbearing...

Children's hospital creates custom glasses system for child with ear deformity

Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A Minnesota boy who received custom made glasses with a specialty strap system to fit his disabilities can now see with ease. Eight-year-old Bentley Erikson was...

CDC warns that more pregnant women should get the flu shot: What to know

Jovanmandic/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Not enough pregnant women are getting the flu vaccine and it's putting themselves, their babies and the public at risk, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Owning a dog could provide long-term health benefits, study says

alexei_tm/iStock(UPPSALA, Sweden) -- A dog is known as "man's best friend," but owning a dog may literally save your life, according to new research from Uppsala University. "There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that...

Next chapter in ‘Screenagers’ documentary tackles depression in teens due to social media

monkeybusinessimages/iStock(SEATTLE) -- The 2016 documentary Screenagers hit a nerve. More than 4 million people trekked to schools and community centers to watch a screening of the documentary that chronicled the rise of...

Teen role-plays as the perfect boyfriend in ASMR videos to help people fall asleep

Owen Riley(NEW YORK) -- Having trouble sleeping? Well, maybe an ASMR video from Owen Dennis Riley can help. But these aren’t just your regular ASMR videos that you find on YouTube. Riley, better known as...

Rising suicide rates at college campuses prompt concerns over mental health care

mangpor_2004/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Stanford University has agreed to change its involuntary leave of absence policy, mental health staffing and training to better accommodate students facing mental illness crises, including...

Transgender surgery linked with better long term mental health, study shows

stock-eye/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Surgery can be scary for anyone, but gender-affirming surgery for transgender people may provide better long-term mental health benefits, according to new research from the Yale School...

HIV prevention drugs to be available without a prescription in California

92/1 Moo3 Huai Yang Kham Chun Phayao, Thailand 56150/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- Californians, starting next year, will be able to access HIV prevention medications without a prescription.

U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers

Search warrant alleges child pornography suspect planted hidden cameras in phone chargers

Search warrant alleges child pornography suspect planted hidden cameras in phone chargers

Authorities say man died after vehicle rolled atop him

Authorities say man died after vehicle rolled atop him

Man arrested after marijuana found in gift-wrapped boxes

Man arrested after marijuana found in gift-wrapped boxes

State Fair Shake Up

State Fair Shake Up

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Lineman carry Johnson County Central to victory

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Monday's River Country Scoreboard, Oct. 14

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Columbus Senior Joey Braasch Commits To University Of Wyoming

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

Frost and cold delays start of state golf Monday

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship

Photos: Auburn softball wins Class C-2 District Championship