WASHINGTON (AP) — A research scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was named Wednesday to succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci as the nation's top infectious disease expert.
Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo will become director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the fall. She will oversee the agency's $6.3 billion budget, its research and its response to infectious disease outbreaks.
Fauci, 82, retired from a five-decade career in December. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who escaped her kidnapper by punching her way out of a homemade cinder block cell at a home in southern Oregon likely saved other women from a similar fate, authorities said, by alerting them to a man they now suspect in sexual assaults in at least four more states.
Negasi Zuberi posed as an undercover police officer when he kidnapped the woman in Seattle, drove hundreds of miles to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio plastic surgeon's state medical license was permanently revoked Wednesday after a medical board determined she harmed patients while livestreaming their surgeries on the social media app TikTok.
The Ohio Medical Board voted to ban Katharine Grawe — also known as Dr. Roxy in her plastic surgery practice "Roxy Plastic Surgery" and to her many TikTok followers — from ever practicing again in the state.
The board said Grawe, who originally...
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Iowa Passes 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban
Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will sign the bill Friday. The new law will go into effect immediately after that and will prohibit almost all abortions once cardiac activity can be detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. Legal challenges are already underway.
AP: Iowa GOP Passes A Bill Banning Most Abortions After About 6 Weeks
Iowa’s Republican-led Legislature passed a bill banning most abortions after roughly six...
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PREVENTION – In our quest to maintain healthy skin, a few bumps in the road (or on our complexion) are inevitable.
And while nobody likes to deal with bumpy, red, or itchy skin—rashes happen. Combing through pictures of skin rashes can help identify exactly what you’re dealing with and help you determine the best treatment.
“A rash is essentially inflammation in the skin that can be caused by...
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a blood test that can identify pregnant women who are at imminent risk of developing a severe form of high blood pressure called pre-eclampsia, a leading cause of disability and death among childbearing women.
The condition disproportionately affects Black women in the United States and may have contributed to the recent death of Tori Bowie, a track star who won gold at the 2016 Olympics. Two Black teammates...
AP – Less than a month after finalizing the ouster of one of its largest churches for having women pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention has lost another of its biggest congregations.
Elevation Church — a North Carolina-based megachurch that draws thousands of worshippers to its multiple campuses and has wielded a strong influence on contemporary Christian worship music — sent notice to the SBC on June 26 that it was withdrawing its affiliation.
Elevation's letter didn't...
CBS NEWS – From bloating to bowel movements, people are becoming more outspoken and unapologetic about their gut health and stomach issues online.
The hashtag #GutTok has more than 983 million views on TikTok, with related hashtags like #HotGirlsHaveStomachProblems and #HotGirlStomachIssues hitting 2.3 million and 2.9 million views, respectively.
Experts say the openness about gut health is a positive shift in normalizing these conversations, raising awareness about solutions and breaking down stigma around gastrointestinal problems in...
Business Insider – Rep. Lauren Boebert, 36, is now a grandmother.
In March, Boebert announced that her then-17-year-old son Tyler was expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend.
On Thursday, the two-term Colorado Republican revealed that her grandson has been born while discussing her ongoing feud with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
"Sean, I did not put my life on pause and leave my four boys and my now grandson to come...
International Society for Sexual Medicine – An estimated 40% of women do not consistently reach orgasm. For some women, this is bothersome, but for others it is not.
With information like this in mind, experts hypothesize that orgasm consistency may play a role in a person’s sexual and relational satisfaction.
Therefore, investigators from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah designed a study to examine the relationship among orgasm consistency, relationship satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction.
They did so...
MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – Menopause marks the end of reproductive years. Fluctuating hormonal levels can lead to a variety of unwanted symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats and sleep problems.
Another common complaint is added pounds.
Mayo Clinic's Dr. Juliana Kling explains what is behind weight gain during menopause and what a person can do to combat it.
Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute
If you are going through menopause and find it harder than ever to maintain a healthy weight,...
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