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Donating vacation time to new moms is a trendy co-worker baby shower gift

(NEW YORK) -- Forget the traditional office pool to buy a coworker who is expecting a baby a car seat or stroller.The new trend is to give a pregnant coworker some of your own vacation time to add days to her maternity leave.Angela Hughes, of Kansas City, Missouri, was less…... Read More

Dr. Whitney Bowe answers all of your bug spray questions

(NEW YORK) -- While it can be hard to navigate the evolving world of insect repellent and know what chemicals are safe to be lathering on your children, it's also imperative that you remember the bug spray if your family is spending time outdoors this summer.Everyone knows mosquito bites can…... Read More

Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana

(NEW YORK) -- While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot.Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into effect on July 1.After Oklahoma’s ballot initiative, the legalization of both medical and recreational…... Read More

Girl with 3-D hand closing in on goal of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums

(HENDERSON, Nev.) -- Hailey Dawson is on a mission.The 8-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, wants to be the first person to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the US.And, she's well on her way: On Thursday, she took the mound at Fenway Park, donning…... Read More

Ebola survivors suffer 'severe' neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds

(NEW YORK) -- People who survive Ebola may suffer "severe" neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the virus, according to a new study published Wednesday.Some cases of "post-Ebola syndrome" were so debilitating that the individual was left unable to participate in family life or even care for…... Read More

FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat

(WASHINGTON) -- In the first steps of introducing a new class of so-called "slaughter-free" meat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the phenomenon surrounding lab-grown meat, also referred to as “cultured meat” or “in vitro meat.”Lab-grown meat is exactly what it…... Read More

Roe v. Wade could face legal challenge with new SCOTUS: National Women’s Law Center

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump's appointment of a new, conservative Supreme Court justice could have a major impact on a number of federal laws, but pro-abortion rights groups fear Roe v. Wade could be one of the biggest to be overturned.The landmark abortion case has been the law of the land…... Read More

Why the boys freed from a Thai cave can't have their favorite meals yet

(NEW YORK) -- Before a complicated rescue freed 12 boys and their coach, who were trapped inside a Thailand cave, the boys had written letters to their families requesting rich, home-cooked meals when they got out.So far, doctors have only allowed them to have bland, low-calorie foods in order to…... Read More

Cave ordeal likely affected the Thai soccer team's mental health

BY: DR. MICHAEL MACINTYRE(NEW YORK) -- It took hundreds of volunteers from all over the world to rescue the soccer team of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand.Now that they’re out of the dangerous environment, their recovery process begins. Of course, treating their physical health first…... Read More

How forest bathing can help you reduce stress

(LOS ANGELES) -- Forest bathing does not require a swimsuit, an actual bath or even water.It does require you to bathe, metaphorically speaking, in nature, with all your senses open.If it sounds like a new-age trend, forest bathing, also known as forest therapy, is nothing new.The healing practice is an…... Read More

These gluten-free cookies are made from quinoa

(NEW YORK) -- If you're gluten-free, you just might go gaga for these new gluten-free cookies.GoGo Quinoa makes gluten-free and vegan cookies from quinoa flour. The quinoa is sourced directly from Bolivia and all of GoGo Quinoa’s products are fully tested and certified NON-GMO, gluten-free, organic and kosher. They are…... Read More