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Isabel Pavia/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Medical and scientific experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of allowing a birth control pill to be sold without a prescription. The vote could sway the FDA, which ultimately needs to sign off. But if the FDA agrees, the progestin-only pill Opill could be […]

ABC News (BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Jes Kraus was supposed to be going to the University of Vermont Medical Center every day for aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatments to fight stage three colorectal cancer, for which he was diagnosed in September 2020. But at the end of October 2022, the hospital called to tell him not […]

Courtesy Jonah Barrow (NEW YORK) — Nine months ago, near the end of August, Jonah Barrow, a high school senior, attempted to take his own life. Now, the 18-year-old from Katy, Texas, is speaking out about his survival to share a message of hope amid a mental health crisis in the United States, particularly among […]

The Good Brigade/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Angelina Jolie paid tribute to her late mother this week, 15 years after her death from cancer, and encouraged other women to “go for mammograms and blood tests or ultrasounds.” Mammograms are the recommended tests to screen for breast cancer in average risk women. Though there are currently […]

Isabel Pavia/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Advisory committees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to review the first-ever application for an over-the-counter birth control pill. At a joint meeting, the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetrics, Reproductive, and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee will discuss whether pharmaceutical company Perrigo […]

MicroStockHub/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Most women with average risk should start screening for breast cancer at age 40, and they should get screened every other year through age 74, according to new draft guidance Tuesday from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federally appointed group whose decisions guide insurance policies. Prior task force […]

Jill Connelly/Bloomberg via Getty Images (ATLANTA) — As the U.S. moves into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the public health emergency ending May 11, it also signals the end of some COVID data sharing. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it would be transitioning certain COVID metrics […]

Virginia Sole-Smith/Instagram (NEW YORK) — Children are often exposed to diet culture from a young age and its negative impacts can be long-lasting, according to author Virginia Sole-Smith. Sole-Smith is the author of a new book titled Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture, which takes a closer look at how kids are […]

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Christina Applegate is opening up about how multiple sclerosis has taken a toll on her life. The actress, who is known for her roles in Dead To Me, The Sweetest Thing and Anchorman, said having MS “f—ing sucks.” “With the disease of MS, it’s never a good day,” she […]

Lindsey Ulin (NEW YORK) — Following a mid-air scare, a doctor is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to make policy changes and for Southwest Airlines to stock lifesaving epinephrine auto-injectors aboard passenger planes. Lindsey Ulin, an internal medicine resident physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, was on vacation in March and traveling […]

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